Water for Citizens of Weed California (WCWC) is a grass roots committee
of concerned citizens working to assist the City of Weed in preventing
the loss of the pristine water of Beaughan Springs, which has been our
main source of drinking water for more than 110 years. Weed is a small
mountain community founded as a lumber town. We are an economically
challenged community which recently faced a devastating fire. We take
pride in our history, our ethnic diversity and our beautiful location on
the slopes of Mt. Shasta. We have lots of potential for the future.
However, this future is now imperiled--Roseburg Forest Products is
trying to take advantage of our position as a former company town to
take away our water, which, at a time when spring water is sought after
by foreign corporations, they see as a commodity to be bought and sold.
We have been working to unite our community so that everyone understands
the threat we face and can work together to resist this unjust water grab.
We have had great success publicizing this issue and gaining support
from many community members. We have successfully overcome legal
intimidation from Roseburg and we are more committed than
ever to this issue. We are speaking out to the media, raising funds
through a variety of events and an online fundraising campaign,
researching water rights issues, participating in an award winning
documentary and networking with other communities facing similar threats
to their resources and rights. We have lots of information on this site,
including the history of the water dispute, the reasons why we believe
the Beuaghan Springs water belongs to the people of Weed, a summary of
media reports on the situation and much more.
Weed is a city located in Siskiyou County, California, United States. As of the 2010 Census, the town had a total population of 2,967, down from 2,979 in 2000. There are several unincorporated communities adjacent to, or just outside Weed proper. These include Edgewood, Carrick, and Lake Shastina. These communities generally have mailing addresses that use Weed, or its ZIP code. The total population of this area in 2007 was 6,318.Weed is about 10 miles (16 km) west-northwest of Mount Shasta, a prominent northern California landmark, and the second-tallest volcano in the Cascade Range.
Weed's city motto is "Weed like to welcome you."
The City Council is the legislative body of the City government and is composed of five Council Members elected for overlapping four-year terms. The City Council is responsible for formulating policies for the City and approving major actions. The Council Members choose one of their Members to serve as Mayor for a one-year term. The Mayor presides over meetings of the Council, votes as a Member of the Council, but has no veto power. The Mayor represents the City government in all official and ceremonial matters.
WCWC is doing all that we can to help the City in preventing the loss of the pristine spring water we have depended on for 110 years. Roseburg Forest Products is trying to take away our water through legal manipulation so they can use if for other purposes. We are trying to talk to and get as many of the town's people concerned and involved possible. We are having fund raisers by selling T's, putting on pasta feeds, having live entertainment as will as showing an award winning documentary of the water issues.
There's much to see here. So, take your time, look around, and learn all there is to know about us and what we are trying to accomplish. We hope you enjoy our site.