FoVG Newsletters

Issue 20, November 2016

President’s report, Riverwatch Committee report on Low Flow, Pop-Up parties announced, firehouse fundraising successful, seeking to hire restoration worker, Captain Schultze’s House, restoration funding status, VG tee shirts and hoodies, trail bird sign. Redwood sorrel (Oxalis oregano) is featured.

Issue 19, May 2016

President’s report, PPP restoration update, annual meeting announcement, and  El Niño Daze report.  Propane options clarified, boat anchorage applications open, new t-shirt design and firehouse fundraiser announced. Bylaws are being updated and river otters have been spotted.  A bench for the gravel beach is coming and California Blackberry is featured.

Issue 18, October 2015

President’s report, call for a Board treasurer, history of the terrace railroad plus firehouse plaza restoration plans. Report from the Appreciation Beach Party, announcement of winter El Niño Daze fundraiser and new septic rules being considered. Pop-up parties are being planned. The FoVG flashlight-lantern is presented and a writeup about sequoia sempervirens.

Issue 17, 4/2015

Issue 16, 12/2014

Issue 15, 4/2014

Issue 14, 12/2013

Issue 13, 4/2013

Issue 12, 11/2012

Issue 11, 6/2012

Issue 10, 2/2012

Issue 9, 10/2011

Issue 8, 5/2011

Issue 7, 10/2010

Issue 6, 5/2010

Issue 5, 1/2010

Issue 4, 6/2009

Issue 3, 1/2009

Vol. 2, 6/2008

Vol. 1, 2/2008

Issue 22, September 2017

New President’s message, birdwatching trips featured, Sheriff's visit report, septic rule changes are coming and the mimosa's garden party. Some VG name history, report from the annual membership meeting and restoration work is restarting. Firehouse update, western dogwood featured, no beach swings, but beach party (!) and two ospreys.

Issue 21, March 2017

President’s message, redwood falls in the Preserve, boat anchorage program on again this summer, birdwatching trips announced, new water main in town and Occidental's sewage plan. The LOIS is featured, news about the propane program, an update on Palm Drive, Wedding and Garden parties announced and blurb on the willow sprigging team.

Issue 23, April 2018

President’s message, PPP restoration challenges, mimosa party announced, Nod-A-Way and the Girot family writeup, river water quality do's and don'ts and post office tips.  Mad Hatter party report, Town Hall preveiw, propane discount program and wrap-up of the firehouse restoration project.  Poison oak featured and the anchorage program is starting again.

Issue 24, October 2018

President’s message, new pillars at PPP entrance, Measure U endorsement, Windmill House, Preserve update, Itty Bitty Party announced, FoVG Privacy Policy, propane refill options, July Town Hall recap, report on town square cleanup effort, Dutchman's Pipevine caterpillar and call for solutions to parking issues.

Issue 25, May 2019

President’s message, Villa Grande isolated by slide, STRAW in PPP, Fairy Tales fundraiser report, boat anchorage again, firehouse license extended, upcoming Town Hall, community garege sale on May 25, town square cleanup planned, black twinberry, member appreciation party planned and PPP tour event planned.  Also, insert about the floods of 2019.

Issue 26, September 2019

President’s message, Lisa Hug joins PPP team, road repairs coming, Janssen/Vail house history, PPP tour event planned, getting County recognition for Villa Grande, reminder about gift ideas, firehouse plaza cleanup gets underway, emergency planning progress, parking again, stinging nettle featured, fire safety tips and air quality monitoring.

Issue 27, March 2020

President’s message, Disco Daze fundraiser is coming, history of Sol Y Rio house, maintenance reports on the firehouse and PPP, boat anchorage again, multiple Villa Grande infrastructure projects underway, willlow sprigging in the Preserve, update on propane contract, bike rack added, "Off the Beaten Path" rescheduled and western sword fern.

Issue 28, October 2020

President’s message, Pandemic Pressure on PPP, restoration update, report on parking and crowds, Food Bank fundraiser report, Trains to the River (first 25 years), roads and drain plans for Villa Grande, spicebush writeup, donation match program continues and Off The Beaten Path fundraiser still in limbo.

Issue 29, May 2021

President’s message, PPP visitor limits established, parking/no parking signs available, vegetation grant proposal, pipevine swallowtail butterflies - with photos, plan for firehouse platform, Trains to the River installment, PPP steward Kaye Halpern introduced, emergency evacuation tags available, FoVG annual meeting and Town Hall announced.

Issue 30, October 2021

President’s message, memorial bench honoring Victoria Wikle, call for PPP volunteers, rebirth of the Rio Theater, new propane program starting, grant toward road improvements announced, firehouse platform up and done, reminder of fire season preparation, financial report, Villa Grande clothing available, 3rd street gravel installed and banana slugs!

Issue 31, May 2022

President’s message, call for PPP docents, boat anchorage signup, reoprts on roads, paving and bridges, arson fire cameras project, PPP update, water quality warning, weeding party, Peter O'Sullivan obituary, emergency communications, Off the Beaten Path coming back, Dia de los Muetros, annual town square cleanup, milkmaids, new member reception and FoVG and Town Hall meetings announced.

Issue 32, September 2022

President’s message, Preserve update, River Twin Cabin #2, Off the Beaten Path report, VG roads update, fun happenenings this year in town, cleaning up the town square, azolla carptes the river, wayside bench in Preserve and wild ginger.

Issue 33, April 2023

President’s message, researching our redwoods, Shirey House, trials and tribulations of Moscow Road, July 4 reminder, Mardi Gras report, upcoming progressive party, anchorage again available, another PPP sign, annual town square cleanup, VG and FoVG meetings announced and mugwort.