Latest News Items
Thu, Jul 13, 2017: Foothill Conservancy welcomes new Executive Director Amanda C. Nelson
We are pleased to welcome Amanda C. Nelson as the Foothill Conservancy's new executive director. Amanda joins us after a 25-year career working for and with nonprofit organizations. Read more about her in the Amador Community News.
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. Itís 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. View the video on YouTube.
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 Amadorís new general plan and related environmental impact report. The Conservancyís 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 ...
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
Sat, Aug 26, 2017: Historic Kennedy Gold Mine
A fundraiser, A Vertical Tasting with Karmere Vineyards & Winery, is scheduled for Saturday, August 26, 2017 5:00 to 8:00 pm. Wine Tasting, Appetizers, Music, Good Company, a Great Cause.
Wed, Aug 30, 2017 - Thu, Aug 31, 2017: Thompson Meadows Field Day
You are invited to join the Amador-Calaveras Consensus Group, the Forest Service and ACCG partners to help with a meadow restoration project at Thompson Meadow.
Sun, Sep 10, 2017: Pacific Valley Hike
Foothill Conservancy is hosting a hike in the beautiful Pacific Valley on the Stanislaus National Forest. Pacific Valley is located on Highway 4, one hour east of Arnold, CA. This hike follows the Mokelumne Coast-to-Crest Trail from Mosquito Lake downhill into Pacific Valley, with spectacular views and old growth forests.
Sat, Sep 16, 2017: 2017 Mokelumne River Cleanup
Join us September 16 for the annual Mokelumne River Cleanup! Whether you have volunteered for the Mokelumne River cleanup before, or are coming for the first time, your efforts will help improve the water quality of our beloved Moke.
Sat, Sep 23, 2017: Community Action Project & Calaveras Planning Coalition Fundraising event
CAP/CPC is having a Fall Equinox Fundraising Event in Mokelumne Hill on Saturday, September 23, 2017. They will be serving chicken in a barrel with a no host beer and wine bar. Adults are $25 and children under 12 are $10. They will have live music, a live auction and raffle.
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