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State recommends designating 37 miles of the Mokelumne as a California Wild and Scenic River
River groups and water agency managers praise final state report
We're happy to share good news today!
On April 18, the California Natural Resources Agency issued its final Wild and Scenic report and recommendations for the Mokelumne River. The report recommends adding 37 miles of the river from just below Salt Springs Dam to just above Pardee Reservoir to the California Wild and Scenic Rivers System. The report was praised by river advocates and local water agency managers alike in a CNRA press release.
Thanks to the more than 1,600 people who commented on the study! The overwhelming majority of comments were in favor of Wild and Scenic designation.
While this is a big step, we're not done yet. Securing permanent protection for the Moke will require state legislation. To make that happen, our local officials need to hear from you! You can bet they're going to hear from Wild and Scenic opponents dismayed that the state found what we've known all along: the Mokelumne is a special state resource and worthy of permanent protection.
Please come to speak up for the river you love at one of these water agency meetings this week:
-- East Bay Muncipal Utililty District board,
-- Calaveras County Water District board, in San Andreas in Oakland
-- Amador Water Agency board meeting in Sutter Hill.
Please urge the water agency directors to support the recommendations in the study that will both protect the river and local water supply and support moving forward with state Wild and Scenic River legislation.
The agendas and location information are on the EBMUD,CCWD, and AWA websites.
Soon, we expect the Amador and Calaveras County boards of supervisors to weigh in on this. We'll let you know when those meetings are scheduled.
For more information
For more information about the river or this alert, please contact Foothill Conservancy at 209-223-3508 or send us an e-mail.
Thanks for your continued support.
Together we will save the Moke for good!
Tuesday, April 17, 2018
It’s time for the Foothill Conservancy’s annual fundraising dinner. This year’s event will take place on at the Karmère Vineyards & Winery, 11970 Shenandoah Road, in Plymouth.
The event will feature delicious meat and vegetarian offerings from Taste Restaurant and Wine Bar, no-host craft beer and fine Karmère wines, live music from Amador’s own Wicked Sisters band, and a fabulous raffle, live and silent auctions with special prizes including mountain resort and cabin lodging, meals, wine, and more. Tickets are $65.
This year’s dinner will honor long-time Foothill Conservancy President Katherine Evatt and Vice-President Pete Bell for their contributions to local and regional conservation. The Volcano-area residents are among the Conservancy’s founding members. Evatt is the past president of the Sierra Nevada Alliance and the 2015 recipient of Friends of the River’s Capitol River Award. Bell serves as a director of the Pacific Watershed and Forest Land Stewardship Council and is a past recipient of Friends of the River’s Peter H. Behr Award.
“This should be a wonderful event,” said Foothill Conservancy Executive Director, Amanda Nelson. “We have really great items in the raffle and silent and live auctions, and honoring Katherine and Pete makes it all the more special.”
Tickets to the event are on sale now at Brown Paper Tickets.
For more information, contact Carolyn Schooley at 209-223-3508 or Carolyn@foothillconservancy.
PIONEER, CA- Large signs supporting the re-election of Amador County District 3 Supervisor Lynn Morgan have recently been stolen or vandalized near Buckhorn. A few weeks ago, Lynn and her husband, Pat Minyard, discovered that a 4’x 4’ sign had been stolen from one of Morgan’s supporter’s private property along Highway 88.
Then on Friday afternoon, April 13, Minyard noticed that one of Lynn’s 8’x 4’ signs and another 4’ x 4’ sign had been defaced by someone who had taped signs reading “We Miss Ted” on them. The signs apparently refer to former supervisor Theodore “Ted” Novelli, whom Morgan defeated in 2014. He is not a candidate for election this year.
“I’m sure Ted and Jennifer aren’t happy to see this,” Morgan said. “They’re very respectful of private property rights. It’s truly unfortunate and disappointing that this sort of malicious, illegal activity has occurred in a local political campaign. It’s sad to see the kind of disrespect now commonplace on the national political scene show up here in Amador County."
“I have no reason to believe that Jeff Brown is behind any of this, or supports it,” Morgan added. “But I’d like to see him condemn the theft and vandalism. I would certainly do that if his signs were damaged or stolen.”
“We’ll be reporting these acts of vandalism to the Sheriff,” said Minyard. “I know how hard Lynn works for District 3, and she’s a proponent for civil debate as fundamental to our democracy. We replaced the stolen sign and hope to clean up the ones we found Friday, but really, isn’t our county better than this?”
For more about Morgan and her campaign, or to request a sign, see www.re-electlynn.com.
Monday, April 16, 2018
Meet & Greet Cookie Stevens for Lockwood Fire Board Director
Sunday, May 6 from 3-6pm
19490 Mella Drive, Volcano
For more information and directions, call (209) 296-6868
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