McKinleyville Ace Hardware Illegally Fills, Drains Seasonal Wetland

June 16th, 2016

During the summer of 2015, owners of the new McKinleyville Ace Hardware on Central Avenue illegally filled wetlands with gravel for a parking lot in violation of the Clean Water Act and Humboldt County ordinance. After winter rains turned much of the area into its usual condition – a seasonal duck pond – insult was added to injury when the wetlands were illegally drained into a ditch that discharges into Widow White Creek, a tributary to the Mad River that once supported coho salmon.

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Categories: Coastal Water Quality, Flows for Fish