The Mendocino Beacon
April 11, 2013
In October 2011, I reported on a multi-agency clean-up at Glenbrook Gulch in Big River where there was environmental damage due to an illegal marijuana grow.
State Parks had received grants from California Department of Fish and Game and NOAA Fisheries to remove a logging haul road and dam and restore the steelhead and coho salmon run in the watershed. State Parks worked with California Geologic Survey and the California Conservation Corps to restore the habitat for fish. The discovery of the eradicated 10-acre illegal grow, which included four ponds that diverted water from the gulch and pollution from illegal fertilizers, compounded the clean-up project.