Tuesday, September 11, 2018

50th Anniversary of Wild & Scenic Rivers Party - Fri Oct 5

Celebrate your favorite wild river!
Join friends and neighbors for a night of music and movies in celebration of
California Wild and Scenic designation for the Mokelumne River
and the 50th Anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.

CalTrout and Foothill Conservancy will host a party to celebrate the Mokelumne River’s designation as California’s newest state Wild and Scenic River and the 50th Anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act on Friday, October 5, at the Volcano Armory Hall, 21349 Consolation Street, Volcano. This family-friendly event will feature wild and scenic river films, a brief presentation, and the music of Murphys’ local bluegrass band, The Risky Biscuits. The event begins at 7 p.m. and ends at 10 p.m.

“We’re excited to hold this event in Volcano,” said Plymouth native Michael Wier of CalTrout. “It’ll be a great opportunity for people to get together and celebrate the Mokelumne as well as all of our state and federal Wild and Scenic Rivers.”

The featured film of the evening will be “Run Wild, Run Free!” by Shane Anderson. This documentary explores the history of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act and how it has benefited wild rivers all across America. It will be followed by a brief presentation about the Mokelumne Wild and Scenic designation and the Wild and Scenic Rivers System.

Refreshments will be available along with a cash wine and beer bar. The suggested donation for the event is $10. Proceeds from the event will benefit California river conservation.

“We’re really happy to be co-hosting this ‘love your local river’ party with CalTrout,” said Foothill Conservancy Executive Director Amanda Nelson. “We’ve partnered with CalTrout for years in the California Hydropower Reform Coalition and we are grateful for all they do for California’s fisheries.”

The event will be co-sponsored by Sierra CPR, a new Sierra Nevada-focused nonprofit conservation organization based in Calaveras County.

For more information, contact:
Carolyn Schooley, Foothill Conservancy, 209-223-3508, Carolyn@foothillconservancy.org
Michael Wier, CalTrout, 530-318-3226, mwier@caltrout.org.

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