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Elk, California, where the forests and meadows meet the sea

The place we call home

Community Services & Organizations



There are two churches in Elk, each offering the experience of a small town.  Both are historic buildings that have been thoughtfully restored and preserved.  Services are available for all faiths.

Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church
Mass is held Saturday at 4:00 p.m.  The church is available for weddings and traditional music programs.
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Greenwood Community Church
A non-denominational Sunday Service is held at 10:00 a.m.  The church is available for weddings, Bar Mitzvahs, and community services.
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The Greenwood Community Church Foundation
The Greenwood Community Church Foundation was established in 1993 to purchase the former Greenwood Methodist Church and parsonage on behalf of the community of Elk.
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Elk Community Services District

The Elk Community Services District (ECSD) was formed in 1990 to provide a reliable tax-based source of funding for the Elk Volunteer Fire Department and expansion of services to the Cameron and Greenwood Road areas.

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Elk County Water District

The Elk County Water District (ECWD) was founded in 1957, taking over operation of the town water system that had been in existence since before 1900 as an adjunct to the early sawmill operations.

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Elk Post Office

5995 S Highway 1
Elk, CA 95432
(707) 877-3232

Melissa Hays, Postmaster

Hours:  Monday through Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4:45 p.m.; closed 12:30 – 1:30 for lunch
Accountable mail and parcels may be picked up Saturday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

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Elk Volunteer Fire Department

6129 S Highway 1
PO Box 151
Elk, CA 95432
(707) 877-3350 (Firehouse)

Bob Matson, Chief 


Formed in 1956, the department currently has 17 firefighters, 4 of whom are Emergency Medical Technicians.

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Greenwood Civic Club

The Greenwood Civic Club was founded in 1917 by a group of wives and mothers in the town of Greenwood dedicated to culture, beauty, and community service.  The Club’s purpose is to promote, publish and preserve the history of the town of Elk and to support other Elk community organizations and activities.

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Greenwood Community Center

6129 S Highway 1
PO Box 183
Elk, CA 95432
(707) 877-1105

The Greenwood Community Center has a long and honorable history in the community of Elk.  Construction of the Center began in 1972, and its development has continued over the years with the support of grants, donations, and thousands of volunteer hours.  It offers the residents of Elk a place for cultural, educational, and civic events.

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You can rent the Community Center for events and gatherings.




Greenwood Preschool

5150 S Highway 1
PO Box 39
Elk, CA 95432
(707) 877-3361

Situated on an ocean bluff in the village of Elk, Greenwood Preschool provides play-based learning for children ages 2 - 5 at the Greenwood School, one of the few remaining one-room schoolhouses in California.

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Mendocino Unified School District

District Office
44141 Little Lake Road
PO Box 1154
Mendocino, CA 95460
(707) 937-5868
Fax:  (707) 937-0714

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Navarro-by-the-Sea Center

The Navarro-by-the-Sea Center (NSCR) for Riparian and Estuarine Research was founded to promote education and interpretive activities at Navarro River Redwoods State Park; support scientific and historic research of the original town of Navarro, the Navarro estuary system, and the larger Navarro watershed; and present these subjects to the public.

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North Greenwood Community Association

The North Greenwood Community Association (NGCA) was established in 1984 to provide fire prevention, fire fighting, and emergency and other community services to the geographical area bounded on the North by the Navarro River, the West by the Pacific Ocean, the South by the northerly boundary of the Elk Water District, and extending easterly along Cameron Road between Highway 1 and Philo-Greenwood Road.

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