Mattole Defense
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You are Invited to Headwaters
Direct Auctions


Please join us for evenings of folk music, a wonderful buffet, and auctions of fine local art and craft. We will be featuring breathtaking footage from films made about our struggle and the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Come for just the auction or enjoy the whole evening of entertainment.

Auction Dates
July 14th - Arcata

- 1/4 mile up Jacoby Creek Road off old Arcata Road
   Unitarian Church in Bayside
July 20th - Berkeley

 - Unitarian Universalist Meeting Hall,  1606 Bonita,
    Berkeley, CA 94707 (Bonita/ Cedar)
July 21st - Santa Cruz

-  Pacific Cultural Center, 1307 Seabright,
   Santa Cruz, CA

July 22nd - Sebastopol

-  Sebastopol Community Center
   390 Morris Street, Sebastopol, CA 95472

--- 6:00-8pm dinner and local wine - $25-50 sliding scale donation
--- 7:00-9pm Direct Auction (silent and live) - going once!!
--- 9:00pm -till later… dancing music and film showing - yee haw!

For three dramatic years, backwoods activists and Valley residents have successfully defended the old growth forested ridges of the Mattole watershed--one of MAXXAM/Pacific Lumber's "Sacrifice Zones" for the Headwaters "Deal." This last winter and spring, campaign efforts to save these precious wildlands, through both legal challenge and direct action, were met with unprecedented silencing efforts. After a 160-day massive road blockade, 58 people have been arrested, receiving torture tactics and stiff sentences for minor charges--one woman who refused probation is being held for 120 days. MAXXAM's Pacific Lumber is further threatening participating activists with a S.L.A.P.P. suit (Strategic Lawsuit Against Public Participation) designed to muffle our strong voices. Let us come together and show the support of our caring community.

We are holding this auction as an emergency fundraiser in order to keep up the momentum in our effort to defend the beautiful, fragile forestlands of coastal California and the Mattole watershed. Money raised will be split among lawsuit costs, forest defense, outreach, education and restoration opportunities. All activism this supports will be volunteer.

Your donations can be tax deductible!
For further details please contact

The Mattole Office: (707) 825-6598

For update info contact:
Mattole hotline: (707) 441-3828                           email:

Mattole Unite
PO Box 117
Petrolia, CA 95558



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Maxxam Out of the Mattole media desk is a project of the
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