Big River of course holds a special place in the hearts of many, especially longtime supporters of the Mendocino Land Trust. In the early 2000s, MLT headed up an effort by conservation groups, state and federal agencies, private foundations, local businesses and 1,400 individual donors to raise $25.7 million to purchase the 7,334-acre property and save this beautiful area from likely devastating timber harvest.
After the donuts, coffee and conversation, those who were interested in hiking walked about 2.5 miles up the haul road before turning back. Meanwhile, senior board member Chet Anderson led an impromptu “old timers circle” back at the MLT truck. Chet, Lukas, a woman with a hurt knee and a few other folks enjoyed swapping stories and watching the river slowly recede to its normal levels.
We had so much fun we’ve decided we would like to offer an informal outdoor event each month of 2022 as long as it remains safe to do so. Stay tuned to this newsletter and our Instagram and Facebook pages to find out about the next event for the “MLT Outdoor Social Club.”