EPIC Momentum Built on Membership Support

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Wednesday, July 20th, 2011

Thanks to our new and long term members, EPIC is gaining the momentum needed to meet our ambitious environmental protection goals. We all know that the stresses on our landscape and it’s unique inhabitants are growing–to meet those growing challenges EPIC needs to build its base of financial support. With your help we can do it!

The last three months have been an exciting time at the Environmental Protection Information Center. We have been engaging with the immediate community, reaching out to the extended EPIC membership, building our cases and program initiatives, and achieving concrete advances in our legal strategies. The granting of the preliminary injunction by the Federal Court that halts progress on the inappropriate Caltrans proposal for Richardson Grove State Park is another historical moment in the trajectory of EPIC’s successes protecting endangered landscapes in Northwest California.

This momentum would not be possible without our members and significant donors. We at EPIC extend a heartfelt thanks to all of you who have contributed to our Richardson Grove Legal Fund, and to the many people that also choose to donate to support our costs for broader environmental advocacy in the redwood region. It is our membership and base of supporters that makes our work possible.

Thanks to all of the donations that continue to come in, we have nearly reached our goal of raising $5000 to afford our share of the bond that plaintiffs were ordered to post as part of the Richardson Grove injunction. We need an ongoing push of EPIC supporters to help us reach our $5000 dollar goal for the Richardson Grove Legal Fund this week! If you have not done so already, please consider donating to our Richardson Grove Legal Fund today!

Our work to protect Richardson Grove State Parks fits into a broader strategy to respond to the stewardship crisis in the California State Park system. The threat to close up to 70 parks statewide is an unprecedented attack on our public trust resources. EPIC is one of the only organizations in our region that can advocate effectively for our public lands on both a state and federal level. On top of that, we are the only group in our region that works on both public and private land issues. Our efforts to promote community forestry in the Usal while confronting egregious industrial behavior on Green Diamond/Simpson lands are uniquely coherent, and these initiatives are only possible due to the contributions of our membership and community of supporters.

If you are not already a member of EPIC, please become a member today!

The team at EPIC thanks you for your generous support, and celebrates with you the recent victory in our Richardson Grove campaign. It is only with your support that we can keep up this work. Thank you! and remember to donate today!