The compelling nature of the struggle to secure our community’s water has attracted a significant amount of ongoing local, regional and even national news coverage: 

Media Coverage

December 21, 2018 - Eugene Register-Guard,

"The Weed 9 demonstrate the  power of civic action"

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December 18, 2018 Eugene Register-Guard, Elon Glucklich

"Protestors picket Roseburg Forest Products' Springfield headquarters over  
California water rights"
 

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Eugene Register-Guard **Bruce Shoemaker "Opinion:

'Weed 9' in Oregon to protest water grab"
 

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December 18, 2018 - NBC16 / KMTR Eugene, Angela Dixson

"Citizens of Weed, CA protest for water rights in Springfield"
 

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December 18, 2018 - KLCC Public Radio, Rachael McDonald

"Weed, CA Residents Protest Springfield Company's Actions"
 

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JPR/Jefferson Public Radio, Rachael McDonald

"Weed, CA Residents Protest Springfield Company's Actions" 

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December 15, 2018 - Eugene Register-Guard, Elon Glucklich

Water rights dispute spurs planned protest at Roseburg Forest Products'  Springfield headquarters" 

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Weed Press/Mt. Shasta News - Dana Flint & Steve Gerace

"Weed citizens plan protest at Roseburg's Oregon headquarters" 

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Wednesday June 27, 2018

 This morning two WCWC members were interviewed on 

community radio station KSKQ in Ashland, Oregon regarding the 


                                  "Weed Water Wars." 


You can listen to the show  below by clicking on trhe button

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Media Coverage

Eugene Weekly December 28, 2017

 “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:  

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“Watertown” In October, 2017

Watertown” In October, 2017 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. 

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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. 

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Siskiyou Daily News December 12, 2017

Judge dismisses 10 defendants in Roseburg suit

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Siskiyou Daily News August 18th

Defendants ask court to strike Roseburg water suit

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Sacramento Bee – On July 6, 2017

Jane Braxton Little published a commentary piece on the Weed water conflict in our state capitol’s main newspaper: 

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Siskiyou Daily News - May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017 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.” 

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Siskiyou Daily News - April 5 2017

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. 

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Siskiyou Daily News - April 4, 2017 4, 2017

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. 

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Sierra Magazine - April 1, 2017

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

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Earth Island Journal - February 2017

In February, 2017 this national environmental newsmagazine 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: 

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Weed Press - February 1, 2017

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. 

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New York Times - October 2, 2016

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 

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The News-Review, Roseburg OR. September

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

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KRCR TV News May 2016

WEED, Calif. - 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. 

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KRCR TV News May 13,2016

Weed City Council considers emergency declaration for water. The city of Weed and Roseburg Forest Products are at an impasse over water. 

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Weed Press April, 13 2016

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

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Jefferson Public Radio March 11, 2016

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.  

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Weed Press March 10, 2016

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. 

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Weed Press March 2, 2016

 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. 

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2016 Siskiyou Daily News February 23, 2016

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: 

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2016 Weed Press February 24, 2016

 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. 


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2014 Weed Press November 20, 2014

Nov. 20, 2014 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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