The Log Walk event that started last year in protest of timber company practices such as the Hack and Squirt method, where tanoak trees are injected with an herbicide and killed, continues next weekend. The Pacific Alliance for Indigenous and Environmental Action - a coalition of activists, recently announced they are hosting another walk in protest of Caltrans' plans to widen part of Highway 101 through ancient redwoods at Richardson Grove State Park in Humboldt County. Indigenous youth will carry and float a log from Toobie Park at Richardson Grove to the pull-out at the Caltrans Complex on Sunday, June 25, 2017.
The Action group states the log symbolizes the trees and the need to heal the forest by raising awareness about the land, water, air, and Native cultures connecting communities. You can call Maggie Chandler for more information at: 707-937-0627.
Caltrans is proposing a new project to make what they state are minor adjustments to the roadway alignment of Highway 101 through Richardson Grove State Park in Humboldt County. The purpose Caltrans state on their website is to allow access by industry standard-sized trucks,which are currently prohibited north of Leggett. http://www.dot.ca.gov/dist1/d1projects/richardson_grove/