River Park Campaign Updates
Mill Bend in Conservation Hands!
Mill Bend, the scenic property at the mouth of the Gualala River, has been secured by a conservation buyer in partnership with the Redwood Coast Land Conservancy (RCLC) as the first major step in preserving and protecting the Gualala River estuary, the gateway to the Gualala River Watershed. For more info, click here.
Over 1,000 Signatures!
Thanks to the many supporters of the Gualala River Park, we have now collected over 1.000 signatures in our campaign to form a park along the Gualala River. If you have not already, please forward a link to friends to continue adding signatures of support. Thank you!
Recent River Photos
Vision for a Gualala River Park
The Gualala River Park Coalition is a grass roots group of Mendonoma neighbors and friends that have joined public agencies and conservationists in advocating for a park along seven miles of the wild and scenic Gualala River, extending from the Gualala River bridge to Twin Bridges on Annapolis Road.
This park would protect sensitive river ecosystems and preserve a unique and majestic coastal redwood forest for future generations to visit and enjoy. Creation of a Gualala River Park has been proposed in County regional plans since 1955, and has been ranked as one of the TOP FIVE large park priorities in the Sonoma County 2020 General Plan.
Interest by public agencies and conservation groups is very high for this unique riverfront property, and funding sources have been identified for its acquisition, development and maintenance. Successful negotiations with a willing seller will be required to move this project forward.
The support of Mendonoma residents and visitors is essential to demonstrate local commitment to this vision and to those organizations that can make the Gualala River Park a reality.