Petols in the press
The Petols produced by Petrolia resident Ken Young featured engravings of bicycle transport, farming, windmills, hydropower wheels, a pot leaf, dedicated to “a sustainable society." They were encircled by the words "economy," ecology," and "culture," which Young considered indispensable for a self-governing community.
In 2007, the maverick Petrolia resident Ken Young, a climate scientist, took a bold step by investing a significant portion of his personal savings to establish the Petol. He produced coins made of pure silver, aiming to enhance self-sufficiency in the Mattole valley.
The revitalization of the Salmon Ceremony by the Bear River Band at the mouth of the Mattole in Petrolia.