Wild & Scenic Mokelumne Update

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Wed, Dec 21, 2016: A Solstice remembrance of George Wendt, one of the great river defenders of our time
As 2016 draws to a close, many of us find ourselves looking back at the year and contemplating the year to come. The days are short, the nights long, and as the winter solstice draws near, we look for the light to return to our planet and our lives. It’s a season of reflection, love, giving, remembrance and hope.
Thu, Dec 15, 2016: Long-awaited removal of East Panther Creek Dam completed by Foothill Conservancy and local contractors
The Foothill Conservancy has worked for restoration and protection of the Mokelumne River and its watershed since 1989. On November 3, 2016, that work took a great blast forward with the long-awaited removal of East Panther Creek Dam in Amador County east of Pioneer, as Copperopolis contractor California Drilling and Blasting dynamited the main body of the dam.
Fri, Nov 04, 2016: Foothill Conservancy files legal challenge to Amador County General Plan
On Thursday, November 3, Foothill Conservancy filed a lawsuit in Amador County Superior Court challenging the County of Amador’s new general plan and related environmental impact report. The Conservancy’s petition for writ of mandate asks the court to set aside the general plan and EIR, and revise the EIR to correct identified errors and inadequacies. The attorney representing the Conservancy in this matter is Michael W. Graf, who won a Conservancy lawsuit that stopped the East Bay Municipal ...
Wed, Sep 21, 2016: 2016 River Cleanup Thank You
Foothill Conservancy would like to thank all of the volunteers who turned out for our 2016 Mokelumne River Cleanup on September 17. Volunteers removed hundreds of pounds of trash and recyclables from the river along Electra Road and at Big Bar and upcountry at the North Fork crossing at Highway 26.
Fri, Jul 15, 2016: Amador County general plan updates threatens county's future, fails local residents
On July 15, the Amador Ledger Dispatch published a guest commentary on the Amador County General Plan update. It points out the flaws in the plan and that better options exist. Read the full commentary here. For more on the general plan update, see our related issues page.
Upcoming Events
Tue, Feb 14, 2017: Arbor Week poster contest for local students
Local students have a chance to compete for prizes in an upcoming state-wide poster or video contest. CAL FIRE and California ReLeaf are holding an annual Arbor Week poster contest for 3rd through 5th grade students and a video contest for 6th through 8th grade students. Kids must put together original artwork or video with the theme “Trees are Superheroes.” Entries are due February 14th.
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