Thursday, June 28, 2007
DAY THREE: Into California
Fin hangs out with his oversize friends
After meeting a man who was actually to scale with our friend Fin in the redwood forest, we spent the first part of Wednesday in front of Wildberries Market in Arcata, CA., a beautiful fishing town and also home to Humbolt State University. In Arcata we talked to many enthusiastic supporters of the campaign, ranging from stream surveyors, to fishermen, to concerned citizens. We also were interviewed by 3 different newspapers and with photos featured in The Eureka Times-Standard and The Eureka Reporter.
As morning slipped into afternoon we headed out of town for a stunning drive through the redwoods and into a seacoast village called Fort Bragg for a local farmers market. Again we were warmly welcomed and spent a few hours meeting locals, spreading the word about the Snake River, and collecting signatures, pictures and stories. Thanks to Gypsy at the Farmers Market and Lisa Schepman for their help.
As the sunset on a full day of activities we made our way to Santa Rosa, CA., where we will meet Thursday with the staff for Congresswoman Woolsey, a leader on salmon recovery in Northern California. So, please tune in tomorrow to hear about what adventures another day on the road with Fin will bring.
Posted by Jeremy Nickel at 2:40 PM