Wild & Scenic Mokelumne Update

Our Mokelumne River is beautiful every day of the year. And now it's California's newest state Wild and Scenic River! Celebrate our victory and help us continue our good work! Make your tax-deductible donation today!
Latest News Items
Mon, Mar 18, 2019: Will salmon and steehead once again spawn in the Mokelumne above Pardee?
Record numbers of salmon and steelhead have returned to the Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery in recent years, but the outlook is even brighter with the release of a study that shows the possibility of the reintroduction of the iconic salmonid species in a 13.7 mile stretch of the Mokelumne above Lake Pardee ...
Tue, Sep 18, 2018: Volunteers Collect 465 lbs. of Trash from the Moke
Twelve-year-old Andrew Buecher worked with 26 volunteers on Saturday picking up trash along a 3.5-mile section of the Mokelumne River and came away with the most unusual find. Volunteers removed 465 pounds of trash and recyclables from the river along Electra Road and at Big Bar...
Fri, Jun 29, 2018: Big-Hearted River: wild-scenic designation for Mokelumne River in Amador, Calaveras
The 1,200-foot gray granite face of Calaveras Dome looms high above the upper reaches of North Fork Mokelumne River downstream from Salt Springs Dam, across from another glacier-polished rock face called Hammer Dome. The massive, mute stone gatekeepers are at the high, east end of a 37-mile stretch of the North Fork Mokelumne and the main stem Mokelumne River that are now designated wild and scenic by the state of California. Link to full story with images.
Wed, Jun 27, 2018: Mokelumne becomes California's 15th state Wild and Scenic River
Thirty-seven miles of the North Fork and main stem of the Mokelumne River running through Amador and Calaveras counties became California’s 15th California Wild and Scenic River on June 27, 2018, when Governor Edmund G. Brown signed SB 854. The legislation was passed by the State Assembly and Senate on Thursday, June 14. The designation bars new dams on the five designated reaches.
Thu, Apr 19, 2018: State Natural Resources Agency recommends Wild & Scenic designation for the Mokelumne River
California Natural Resources Agency (CNRA) recommends adding Mokelumne River segments to California Wild and Scenic Rivers System.
Upcoming Events
Mon, Mar 18, 2019 - Sat, May 18, 2019: Foothill Conservancy Annual Dinner honoring Susan Bragstad
Get your tickets now for our March 18 annual dinner. Come join us in honoring Susan Bragstad, one of our founding members and well-respected community leader, at our annual dinner, Saturday, May 18, 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. at Karmère Vineyards & Winery in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.
Sat, Apr 27, 2019: Mark your calendar: Earth Day Amador
Earth Day Amador will be an all-day celebration and educational event focusing on sustainability. We'll be there along with other organizations, commercial vendors, musicians, and knowledgeable speakers. Come by our booth and say hello!
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