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
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...
Tue, Sep 18, 2018: 2018 River Cleanup Results and Thank You
Foothill Conservancy would like to thank all of the volunteers who turned out for our 2018 Mokelumne River Cleanup on September 15. 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
Fri, Oct 19, 2018 - Tue, Nov 27, 2018: Help us grow your donation on November 27th!
Foothill Conservancy members and supporters can add a "little something" to your end-of-year contributions by donating online to the Conservancy on Giving Tuesday, November 27. Celebrated worldwide, Giving Tuesday follows Black Friday and Cyber Monday to encourage people to "spend" money for charitable causes.
Thu, Oct 25, 2018: Mokelumne-Amador-Calaveras (MAC) regional water management plan update
Residents and individuals interested in water resource planning in Amador, Calaveras, and western Alpine Counties are invited to attend a October 25 community workshop to learn about ongoing efforts to update the MAC Integrated Regional Water Management Plan (MAC Plan), originally adopted in 2006 and updated in 2015.
Sun, Oct 28, 2018 - Sun, Nov 04, 2018: Help plant willows in Upper Onion Valley Meadow
Come help plant native willows along channels in this beautiful meadow near Bear River Reservoir.
Fri, Nov 16, 2018: Laurie Lewis and the Right Hands Concert
Award-winning bluegrass musician Laurie Lewis and her band, the Right Hands, are returning for a concert to benefit the Foothill Conservancy! The concert is Friday, Novewmber 16, 2018 from 7:00-9:00 pm at the historic Mokelumne Hill Town Hall. Tickets are $35 in advance, $40 at the door.
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