community watershed restoration since 1983

PVFD Drive Thru Dinner and Online Auction

The Petrolia Volunteer Fire Department drive thru dinner will be held Sat. Nov 6th at the Fire Hall from 5 -7 pm!
They will be serving pulled pork, cole slaw, baked beans, and a roll at $20 per plate. A vegetarian option, to be announced, will be available as well. There also will be desserts available to purchase. Call Lori at 629-3686 to reserve your plates.
The Online Auction will be on The Petrolia Volunteer Fire Department Facebook Page. Pictures of auction items will begin being posted on Nov 1st. The bidding will open on Nov 3rd at 9:00 am with the last bid on Nov 5th at 7:00 pm. Each item will go to the highest bidder at that time.
If you would like to donate an item or any services please contact Lori at 629-3686 or email at

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Job Opening: Community Fire Resources Coordinator

Trees Foundation seeks to hire a Community Fire Resources Coordinator (Fire Resources Coordinator) to work directly with the Southern Humboldt Fire Safe Council in planning, funding, and implementing community wildfire preparedness goals. They are seeking a reliable, motivated, and experienced individual with excellent communication and organizational skills. The position will remain open until filled, but applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP. An hourly wage will be negotiated based on experience, with a minimum of 20 hours per week and potentially full-time hours.

Please visit the Trees Foundation website for applications and a job description.

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The lovely people at Friends of the Lost Coast are hosting their annual film festival on Saturday, November 6th this year! It will be a virtual event this year so you can enjoy from anywhere you’d like. Viewing will open at 5:00 pm and will be available for 48 hours. On-line ticketing will be available on the Friends of the Lost Coast website soon! Previously the event was scheduled to be hosted on October 3rd. However, the viewing has been pushed up to November 6th. Mark your calendars!

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New Purple Air Sensor!

There’s a new Purple Air air quality sensor at the community center.  That makes a total of two of these air quality sensors in the Mattole Watershed. The other sensor is located down Lighthouse Road. Data collected from these sensors is sent back to the Purple Air website in real-time for all to see. We’d like to thank the folks at the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District for donating the sensor and making this possible!

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BLM Fire Prevention Order

As of August 11th, due to dry conditions, no campstoves or fires of any kind are permitted anywhere in the King Range National Conservation Area, Lost Coast Trail, or developed campgrounds. See the attached photos below for details!

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Trivia BBQ Night at the Nursery!

We are thrilled to announce our first in person event since COVID began, our Trivia BBQ fundraiser at the nursery, July 23rd! Show up and take part in a team trivia contest while listening to some music from some great Humboldt bands. There will be prizes for winning teams! For food or drink, you can purchase a ticket for $20 that comes with a gourmet burger, dessert, and a drink (local wine, beer, or mocktail). Tickets are available online here, the Petrolia General Store, or at the door.

Online ticket sales will end at 12:00 AM on the 23rd.

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