With the efforts of the Anderson Valley Chamber of Commerce and others has coalesced into the creation of the Hendy Woods Community. But prior to the creation of the Hendy Woods Community, concerned residents had responded to the threatened park closure in a number of ways.
The Anderson Valley Chamber of Commerce, the Anderson Valley Community Services District, the Anderson Valley Winegrowers Association and residents of the community and their friends have been writing to Governor Jerry Brown, state legislators, and other decision-makers explaining the importance of Hendy Woods to the local economy and community.
The Anderson Valley Chamber of Commerce was invited to the November 1, joint hearing of the Assembly Water Parks, and Wildlife Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review. This hearing surfaced the many flaws in the closure process and highlighted some of the hidden costs and unintended consequences of closing state parks.
So with past and upcoming money raising benefits, Hendy Woods will be open. This beautiful 816 acres, with 94 campsites and 4 small cabins will be open this summer for sure, and almost certainly for the entire year. At 816 acres, Hendy Woods is Anderson Valley’s only state park, the community’s only significantly sized open space, and the site of the only easily accessible and ancient redwood groves in all of Mendocino County.
You can make reservations for camping or cabins from now through the summer months at www.reserveamerica.com
GREAT JOB TO ALL THAT WORKED SO HARD TO HELP KEEP HENDY WOODS STATE PARK OPEN.