community watershed restoration since 1983

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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Nursery Volunteer Day

Join us for another fantastic volunteer day at the MRC Native Plant Nursery, next to the Petrolia School. Volunteers should bring sturdy closed-toe shoes, a hat, gloves, and water. To be added to our nursery volunteer email list, or for more information, please email

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Summer BBQ and Trivia Night at the Nursery!

We’re thrilled to announce our first in person event in over a year. We’re hosting a gourmet burger BBQ bar and trivia night at the MRC Nursery on Chambers Rd., next to the Petrolia School, July 23 starting around 5pm. There will be beer, wine and deluxe mocktails for all as well as live music, trivia, and s’mores!

One meal ticket costs $20 and comes with a beer, wine, or mocktail, a burger, and dessert. Participation in the trivia contest is free and comes with prizes for winning teams! Tickets are available at the door, the Petrolia store, or you can also purchase your ticket in online here! Online ticket sales will end at 12:00 AM on the 23rd.

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