Sacramento sends money to North Coast for trespass grow clean-up - By Adrian Fernandez Baumann

MENDOCINO CO., 5/14/17 — Sacramento is sending some money to the North Coast for “illegal” cannabis grow clean up. In a press release, Assemblyman Jim Wood (D – Santa Rosa) trumpeted a line-item of $1.5 million as a win for environmental protection in the Emerald Triangle.  Governor Jerry Brown’s new revised budget proposal will allocate this money to the Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) “Fisheries Restoration Grant Program.”

Rogue Sonoma County cannabis grows costing state $1.5M to clean - By Christina Molcillo – Emerald Report

Assembly member Jim Wood (D- Healdsburg) has just announced that the administration is providing $1.5 million in the state budget to fund environmental cleanup of illegal cannabis grow sites in Humboldt, Trinity and Mendocino Counties. “Our beautiful pristine forests have become havens for these illegal grow sites,” said Mr. Wood, who represents these North Coast counties. “These illegitimate growers have continued to ignore not only state laws for farming cannabis, but have left these sites ravaged by lethal chemicals, clear-cutting and thousands of pounds of trash.”

National Letter Carrier’s Food Drive – Saturday May 13

SACRAMENTO--The National Association of Letter Carriers will conduct its 25th annual national food drive on Saturday, May 13. The Stamp Out Hunger® Food Drive, the country’s largest single-day food drive, provides residents with an easy way to donate food to those in need in your community.

Gov. Brown earmarks $1.5M for cleanup of Emerald Triangle marijuana grow sites – Redwood Times - By Will Houston

California Gov. Jerry Brown is earmarking $1.5 million in his May revise budget for cleanup of environmental damage caused by illegal marijuana farms within the state’s cultivation heartland in Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties. “These illegal grow sites do untold damage to forests and wildlife along the North Coast and with Assemblymember [Jim] Wood’s leadership, we’re doing something about it,” Brown said in a Wednesday statement.