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Tree-sit News

Monday, August 12th, 2013

Willits Bypass
In Little Lake Valley, the machines used to install drains into the wetlands, “Wick Drain Stitchers”, are nearing the tree-sit, bringing with them workers and highway patrol guards. Last week, a Calfire helicopter repeatedly circled the tree-sit and flew by slowly within 100 ft of the tree-tops. The-tree-sitters are doing well, other than the [...]

Willits Action Update

Monday, August 5th, 2013

People rallied this morning on the north end of town as festival goers headed south from Reggae on the River. Actions have continued as the town government dukes it out over allowing Caltrans contractors to use city streets for work vehicles. The wick stitchers draw nearer to the tree-sitters every day. Recently, two women locked [...]

Jailed Willits Tree-Sitter Needs Your Support

Monday, July 1st, 2013

Reign is a musician, traveler, and forest defender who is serving a 2.5 month sentence in jail for charges related to tree-sitting in protest of the Willits Bypass.
This is a great time to show your support for those putting their bodies and freedom and risk in defense of wild places.
Reign would LOVE:

Letters! You can send [...]

Police Raiding Wick Stitcher Occupation- July 1st Day 12

Thursday, June 20th, 2013

Update 7/1/13 Noon:
Just in from EF!ers on the scene. The CHP has cut Will out of his lock box and arrested him. Amanda Sensemen, aka “Warbler”, has also been arrested at the site.
UPDATE 7/1/13 10:20 am:
It appears that an extraction attempt is imminent. Two cherry pickers have arrived on site along with 50 police. The [...]

Call to Action in Little Lake Valley

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

April 3rd Update: The Warbler and fellow tree-sitters have been forcibly taken down by CHP officers in cherry pickers and climbing gear. The officers aimed guns loaded with “less than lethal” “bean bag rounds” at the tree-sitting highway construction blockaders and shot one of them multiple times. See more below and at the┬áSave Little Lake [...]