Rocking The Forest
Singers Don Henley and Bonnie Raitt, along with actor James Garner, helped environmentalists come up with the $250,000 needed to block logging in a Northern California forest reserve.
Henley donated all the proceeds from his July 18 concert in Berkeley, giving the Sierra Club and the Environmental Protection Information Center more than half the money they needed by a July 19 deadline.
The groups sued in March to stop Pacific Lumber Co. from logging its 705-acre parcel.
Last week, a judge issued a temporary restraining order to stop logging pending the trial but ruled that the plaintiffs had to set aside money to cover potential logging losses if their case failed.
The groups had until 5 p.m. July 19 to come up with the money or Pacific Lumber was free to log.