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.
"The Weed 9 demonstrate the power of civic action"
"Protestors picket Roseburg Forest Products' Springfield headquarters over
California water rights"
'Weed 9' in Oregon to protest water grab"
"Citizens of Weed, CA protest for water rights in Springfield"
"Weed, CA Residents Protest Springfield Company's Actions"
“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:
“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.
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.
Judge dismisses 10 defendants in Roseburg suit
Defendants ask court to strike Roseburg water suit
Jane Braxton Little published a commentary piece on the Weed water conflict in our state capitol’s main newspaper:
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.”
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.
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. The national online edition of the monthly journal of the Sierra Club published an article by Leonie Sherman:
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:
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.
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
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:
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.
Weed City Council considers emergency declaration for water. The city of Weed and Roseburg Forest Products are at an impasse over water.
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
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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: