Wild & Scenic Mokelumne Update

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Latest News Items
Sat, Aug 16, 2014: SB 1199 dies in Assembly Appropriations Committee
On Thursday, August 14, the Assembly Appropriations Committee failed to release SB 1199 to the Assembly Floor, in effect killing the bill for this legislative session.
Wed, Aug 13, 2014: Viewpoints: All sides in state water wars should get behind protecting the Mokelumne River
Long-time water warriors Jerry Meral and Bill Jennings, who often disagree, join together to support Wild and Scenic River designation for the Mokelumne River. "People who follow California’s water wars may wonder whether experts who disagree on the Bay Delta Conservation Plan ever agree on anything at all. The answer is yes. We agree it’s time to protect 37 miles of the Central Sierra’s Mokelumne River as a state Wild and Scenic River." Read full article.
Fri, Aug 01, 2014: Supes still say Moke should be Wild and Scenic
On Tuesday, July 29, the Calaveras County Board of Supervisors re-affirmed their support for Wild and Scenic designation for the Mokelumne and state legislation to bring it about.
Tue, Jun 24, 2014: SB 1199 for a Wild and Scenic Moke passes first Assembly Committee!
On Monday, June 23, the Assembly Committee on Natural Resources passed Senate Bill 1199, which would protect 37 miles of the Mokelumne River with state Wild and Scenic River designation. The final vote was 6-3.
Mon, Jun 02, 2014: Senate passes Wild & Scenic bill for the Mokelumne River!
On Thursday, May 29, the state Senate approved SB1199, the Mokelumne Wild and Scenic River bill, on a 22-12 vote. The bill has now moved to the state Assembly, where it will be heard in committee before moving to an Assembly vote. Please read our press release for more information.
Upcoming Events
Mon, Aug 18, 2014 - Fri, Sep 19, 2014: 2014 Mokelumne River Cleanup
Join us September 20 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.
Sun, Aug 24, 2014 - Fri, Sep 19, 2014: Another chance to Raft for the Moke! Sign up now!
Join Foothill Conservancy Sunday, September 21, for a full-day raft tour down the South Fork of the American River. Experience the thrill of whitewater rafting at a reduced price while supporting Foothill Conservancy's efforts to protect the Mokelumne River.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 - Sun, Sep 17, 2017: Foothill Conservancy Land Use Workshop
Foothill Conservancy is holding a free training for volunteers interested in helping write comments for Amador County's Draft General Plan Update/EIR, Tuesday, September 16, 6:30-8:30 pm., led by Tom Infusino, a local legal expert on land use planning and CEQA.
Thu, Sep 18, 2014: Workshop - Convert Your Water - Hungry Lawn to a Drought -Tolerant Landscape
California Native Grasslands Association puts on this 1-day workshop and will provide participants with in-depth information for converting high-water-use conventional lawns into beautiful low-water-use, attractive, native and climate-appropriate landscapes.
Mon, Oct 20, 2014: Rancher Sustainability Self Assessment Workshop
Cooperative Extension Specialists and Advisors, local ranchers, and experts in the industry will define Ranch Sustainability Self Assessment (where it originated and how it works) and talk about its importance, not only for achieving and maintaining a prosperous ranch, but for preserving family values as well. Save the date, more details will be posted.
Tue, Oct 21, 2014: Workshop - Planned Grazing: Build Soil, Grassland Health & Profit
California Native Grasslands Association puts on this 3 day workshop which will be held at Ridgewood Ranch. Learn from people who use this grazing planning process to build soil grassland health, animal performance & profit.
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