Media and News

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The compelling nature of the struggle to secure our community’s water has attracted a growing amount of local, regional, national and even international media coverage.

Community Update and Call to Action July 2019.

WCWC’s complaint to Forest Stewardship Council against Roseburg Forest Products.

March 7, 2019 – Eugene Weekly: “Weed water war wages on”.

March 7, 2019 – Roseburg News Review: “Weed citizens challenge Roseburg 
Forest Products responsible timber  certification”.

March 6, 2019 – Weed Press/Mount Shasta News: “Weed citizens challenge Roseburg’s greeness”.

December 21, 2018 – Eugene Register-Guard: “The Weed 9 demonstrate the  power of civic action“.

A Call for Action to Support Our Water.

December 18, 2018 – Eugene Register-Guard, Elon Glucklich: “Protestors picket Roseburg Forest Products’ Springfield headquarters over 
California water rights”.

Eugene Register-Guard Bruce Shoemaker:  “Opinion: ‘Weed 9’ in Oregon to protest water grab“.

December 18, 2018 – NBC16 / KMTR Eugene, Angela Dixson: “Citizens of Weed, CA protest for water rights in Springfield”.

December 18, 2018 – KLCC Public Radio, Rachael McDonald: “Weed, CA Residents Protest Springfield Company’s Actions”.

December 15, 2018 – Eugene Register-Guard, Elon Glucklich: “Water rights dispute spurs planned protest at Roseburg Forest Products‘  Springfield headquarters”.

Weed Press/Mt. Shasta News Dana Flint & Steve Gerace: “Weed citizens plan protest at Roseburg’s Oregon headquarters“.

May 24, 2018 – College of the Siskiyous: Screening of Maya Craig’s ‘Water’ and ‘Water Town’ films.

December 28, 2017 – Eugene Weekly: “Weed Wages Water War” by Camilla Mortenson. An article in a regional weekly newspaper in the hometown of Roseburg Forest Products corporate headquarters on the Weed-Roseburg water controversy and the SLAPP suit.

Weed Press BPS opinion Dec 13  2017.

Weed Press Dec 13 2017 article.

Weed Press Dec 13 article.

New York Times – California Today.

December 15, 2017 – Following the court dismissal of the lawsuit against the “Weed 9” on December 7th, we received national coverage through a follow-up article to the earlier coverage of this issue by the New York Times.

December 12, 2017 – Siskiyou Daily News: Judge dismisses 10 defendants in Roseburg suit.

October, 2017 – “Watertown”: filmmaker Maya Craig held the first screenings of her documentary film about the Weed – Roseburg/Crystal Geyser water conflict. The film has been shown twice in Weed and is currently available through the filmmaker for select screenings.

August 18, 2017 – Siskiyou Daily News: Defendants ask court to strike Roseburg water suit

July 6, 2017 – Sacramento Bee: Jane Braxton Little published a commentary piece on the Weed water conflict in our state capitol’s main newspaper

May 24, 2017 – Siskiyou Daily News: In May of 2017 Roseburg Forest Products launched a “SLAPP” suit, meant to intimidate its critics into silence, against WCWC, nine individual Weed citizens and the City of Weed. On behalf of the “Weed 9” one of the co-defendants published this Guest Opinion piece titled, “Not Going to Give Up.”

April 5 2017 – Siskiyou Daily News: As President of the group Citizens for Water for Weed, I attended the  March meeting of the Scott Valley & Shasta Valley Water Master  District Board of Directors.

April 4, 2017 – Siskiyou Daily News: Numerous members of the Water for Citizens of Weed California group made  their voices heard at a meeting of the Scott Valley and Shasta Valley Watermaster District on March 29.

April 1, 2017 – Sierra Magazine: The national online edition of the monthly journal of the Sierra Club published an article by Leonie Sherman.

February 2017 – Earth Island Journal.

February, 2017 – Sherman Adventure Sports, a  national environmental news magazine published an article by journalist Leonie Sherman, reprinted from Adventure Sports Journal California, exploring the issues around Roseburg’s actions to deprive Weed of the water upon which it has always depended.

February 1, 2017 – Weed Press.

On January 26, 2017 WCWC hosted a community meeting on the water issue at the College of the Siskiyous during which the ethical and legal reasons why the Beaughan Springs water should belong to the people of Weed were outlined.

October 2, 2016 – New York Times: Right in the front section of the Sunday New York Times, San Francisco Bureau Chief Thomas Fuller published a detailed article on our water conflict based on a several days visit to the area and extensive research. Due to the high-profile nature of the NY Times, the article was widely reprinted in other newspapers around the country and brought unprecedented attention to our campaign. The impacts of this widely seen and influential article are still being felt.

September 24, 2016 – Roseburg News Review: After being contacted by WCWC, the local newspaper in Roseburg, Oregon, RFP’s operations center, published an article on the Weed-Roseburg water conflict.

September 8, 2016 – To Our Neighbors in Weed: Open letter to community.

May 2016 – KRCR TV News: The city of Weed and Roseburg Forest Products Company  announced Thursday that they have come to a 10 year lease extension  agreement for the city’s water supply to residents.

May 13,2016 – KRCR TV News: Weed City Council considers emergency declaration for water. The city of Weed and Roseburg Forest Products are at an impasse over water.

April, 13 2016 – Weed Press: The Weed City Council is scheduled to consider contracts with Roseburg  for municipal water and storm water flows during their regular meeting  April 14, 2016 at 5:30 p.m. at Weed City Hall.

March 11, 2016 – Jefferson Public Radio: TV Redding Jefferson Public Radio and KRCR Our regional public radio station and Redding and Medford news outlets covered the controversy over the approval of a Water Lease Agreement between the City of Weed and Roseburg Forest Products in March, 2016. This included a public protest against the agreement outside the Weed City Hall. This was the first significant media attention to this issue outside of Siskiyou County.

March 10, 2016 – Weed Press: The City of Weed and Roseburg Forest Products Company have both signed a  Memorandum of Agreement for a 10-year lease extension for the city’s  water supply.

March 2, 2016 – Weed Press: Weed City Councilors voted 3-2 during a special meeting last week to approve a Memorandum of Agreement proposed by Roseburg Forest Products  to extend the lease for the city’s water supply.

February 23, 2016 – Siskiyou Daily News: After months of negotiations between the City of Weed and Roseburg broke down in February, 2016, the Weed City Council moved towards declaring a “water emergency” due to the impending end of the 50-year lease agreement and Roseburg’s claim that it could then do whatever it wanted with the City’s main water source:

February 24, 2016 – Weed Press: A possible emergency declaration and contingency plans regarding the City of Weed’s water supply are on the agenda for a special city council  meeting, scheduled to start at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 24.

November 20, 2014 – Weed Press: In late 2014 the conflict over the negotiations between Roseburg and the City of Weed regarding the future use of the water from Beaughan Springs heated up.

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