Southern Humboldt Community Park Board Addresses Social Media Reports
Press release from Southern Humboldt Community Park Board:
The Community Park Board embraces the Park’s vision to prioritize collaboration with community partners to create diverse opportunities for recreation, education, cultivation, and conservation. The Park’s Board is strongly committed to local agriculture and we are as disappointed as anyone that the prime farmland is not being used this season by the current Farm lease-holder.
Last fall the Community Park Board unanimously voted to pay for and engage Humboldt Mediation Services in an effort to resolve concerns, but unfortunately the Farmer was not willing to complete the process. We understand and respect that it was his personal right to make this decision and hold no hard feelings, though we were deeply disheartened. We also want our community to know that as of this press release the Farmer has not been evicted. We regret that misinformation has circulated in social media.
Because of the threat of litigation we are not able to provide more information at this time. We ask our community to keep an open mind until facts on the matter may be released.
Meghan Joyce Matt Banning
C. Alex Hulbert Jesse Hill
SHCP Board of Directors