Latest News Items
Fri, Mar 30, 2018: Amador General Plan AgreementFoothill Conservancy and Amador County reach agreement in general plan dispute
The County of Amador and the Foothill Conservancy took a significant step to advance protection of the scenic beauty, community character, agricultural lands and wildlife local residents cherish. The parties have approved a settlement agreement to resolve the Conservancy’s November 2016 lawsuit challenging the County's approval of its new general plan.
Sat, Feb 24, 2018: "Finally, Protection for the Moke"The new state study that recommends including 37 miles of the Mokelumne River in the California Wild and Scenic Rivers System is the subject of a feature story in the East Bay Monthly.
Wed, Jan 31, 2018: State study recommends Wild and Scenic designation for Mokelumne RiverConservation, fish and recreation groups applaud draft Mokelumne River Wild and Scenic Study Report
Local, statewide and national conservation, fish and recreation organizations are applauding the release of the California Natural Resources Agency’s draft Mokelumne River Wild and Scenic Study Report, which recommends adding 37 miles of the Mokelumne River to the California Wild and Scenic River System. The report was mandated by the 2015 passage of Assembly Bill 142 (Bigelow, R-O’Neals).
Sat, Mar 03, 2018 - Mon, Apr 30, 2018: PT Ranch Speaker Series: From Soil to Butcher 2018Join PT Ranch as they invite farmers, butchers and consultants to share their experiences with sustainable and regenerative agriculture in a speaker series hosted in Ione, California. The series brings together leading professionals who are committed to growing environmentally integrated businesses that improve soil health and provide the highest quality meats. Reintroduce yourself to dirt and learn how soil is the foundation of healthy food system and successful agriculture business.
Thu, Apr 26, 2018: Workshop - Indian Grinding Rock State Historic ParkCome volunteer and restore plant and animal habitat at Indian Grinding Rock State Historic Park. Tools, training, lunch, and high fives included. Volunteers are invited to free tent camping and an interpretive hike, too.
Tue, May 08, 2018: Tim Palmer special presentationTo celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act, the Foothill Conservancy will host critically acclaimed, award-winning photographer and author, Tim Palmer in Jackson. Palmer will present a slide show of his new book, Wild and Scenic Rivers: An American Legacy. Suggested donation at the door, $10.
Wed, May 09, 2018: California Rivers DayFriends of the River is organizing the 4th annual California Rivers Day This special day of education, outreach, and activism builds awareness and support for rivers and sustainable water policy in California.
Sat, May 19, 2018: Foothill Conservancy Annual Dinner: Meet, Greet & Eat and honor Katherine & PeteCome join us in honoring Katherine and Pete at our annual dinner, Saturday, May 19, 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. at Karmère Vineyards & Winery in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. Delectable food catered by Taste Restaurant and Wine Bar. Music by local talent Wicked Sisters. Fabulous raffle and auction prizes. Tickets $65 per person.
Sun, May 20, 2018 - Thu, Jun 07, 2018: River of Song concert to benefit California river conservationRiver of Song performers include Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Blame Sally,
Thompsonia (Suzy, Eric & Allegra Thompson) and Jenner Fox, all of whom will
feature songs about water and rivers, in styles ranging from bluegrass to folk-rock to blues and will perform a benefit concert for Friends of the River and the Foothill Conservancy at Berkeley's Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse. Tickets are $35 in advance and $39 at the door. Read more and buy your tickets online now.