In 2013 Mendocino Redwood Company began logging on 586 acres in the lower Albion River. Often called the J road plan, local residents had many concerns. The Albion Community Awareness Network sponsored a community meeting with company officials and MRC bowed to overwhelming public sentiment and decided to not spray herbicides to remove unwanted vegetation. The company agreed to attempt manual removal and to allow the public a chance to tour the plan and assist in monitoring the results. On May 9 at 10:00 AM there will be a community walk-through of the J road plan. We will specifically tour areas where MRC is using alternative methods to remove unwanted vegetation. MRC officials will be present to explain their efforts and the public will have a chance to see the results for themselves. Date: May 9, 10:00 AM Directions: Turn north onto J road from Albion Ridge Road approximately 2.4 miles from Hwy. 1. Travel down J road past the second gate and park on the large flat area. We will walk from there. Most of the areas we will visit are flat and easy to access. Individuals with mobility challenges please contact us prior to the walk to make arrangements. Carpooling is strongly encouraged. In order to get some idea about the number of people interested in attending , RSVP is requested but not required. Please call or email Chris Skyhawk 707-937-4295; firstname.lastname@example.org Albion residents have a long history of protecting the health of their local forest. It is hoped that practices on the J road plan may help MRC learn ways to reduce their reliance on herbicides and that other communities will engage with MRC to reduce their use.