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A special easement for the Queen of the Beats

An elderly woman with bright blue hair smiling and opening her arms as she stands on a wooden walkway leading to her house.
Anna Marie Stenberg
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ruth weiss at home in Albion near the end of her life.

March 30, 2022 — ruth weiss, Queen of the Beats, always had a special connection to the majestic trees on her property at the end of the Albion ridge. Before her death, she crafted a conservation easement with the Mendocino Land Trust to protect those trees in perpetuity.

We’ll hear from ruth weiss herself, reciting some of the poetry she composed in the company of her beloved trees, and Amy Wolitzer of the Mendocino Land Trust, describing the property, the trees, and the specifics of the easement.