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Save the Date for Annual Dinner

September 30, 2023 @ 4:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT

Time to Celebrate: Mokelumne River’s Wild & Scenic Designation Turns five!

Please join us in for our annual dinner at the Kennedy Mine in Jackson on Saturday, September 30, to celebrate the 5th anniversary of the Mokelumne River’s designation as California’s 15th state Wild and Scenic River. Enjoy a delicious dinner, guest speakers, a raffle and auction, fine wines and beer, live music, and good company in a historic, outdoor venue. Tickets are $70 each, $10 for children 12 and under, and can be purchased by clicking link below or by mailing a check made out to Foothill Conservancy at 35 Court St., Ste 1, Jackson, CA 95642.

The menu this year will be lime marinated chicken thighs grilled on a cherry wood fired Santa Maria-style barbecue, Greek rice pilaf with sunflower seeds, lemon and celery, grilled red and yellow bell peppers with balsamic reduction, a green salad with heirloom tomato and a roasted red grape vinaigrette finished off with fruit cobbler for dessert.

The designation took place on June 27, 2018, when Governor Jerry Brown signed legislation adding the Mokelumne to the California Wild and Scenic Rivers System. It was the result of many years of work spearheaded by the Foothill Conservancy and supported by a multitude of individuals, businesses, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

State Wild and Scenic River designation for 37 miles of the Mokelumne’s North Fork and main stem ensures that no new dams can be built on the river from just below Salt Springs Reservoir to downstream of the Highway 49 bridge south of Jackson. It protects the river for its current water, hydro power and recreational uses.

Be sure to join us for this very special event! For more information, call 209-223-3508 or send us an e-mail.



September 30, 2023
4:00 pm - 7:30 pm PDT


Foothill Conservancy
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Kennedy Mine
12594 Kennedy Mine Rd
Jackson, California 95642
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Leslie Smith, Sutter Creek, CA: Raised in Washington State, Leslie is a happy California transplant having moved to Sunny Sutter Creek full time in 2020. As a nascent fly fisher and lifelong skier, she is committed to the natural environment and brings extensive organizational and finance experience to the board from a nearly 40 year career in banking.