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
Fri, Nov 02, 2018: Court orders the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors to properly address fire safety and groundwater quality.
Pursuant to a court ruling, the Board of Supervisors will revisit fire safety and groundwater quality impacts of the 2015 Targeted General Plan Amendment and Zoning Ordinance Update. In a writ of mandate issued on July 25, Judge Warren Stracener of the El Dorado County Superior Court ordered the El Dorado County Board of Supervisors to properly highlight their disagreement with the Board of Forestry regarding the inadequate attention to fire safety in the 2015 zoning ordinance update. The ...
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.
Upcoming Events
Mon, Mar 18, 2019 - Sat, May 18, 2019: Foothill Conservancy Annual Dinner honoring Susan Bragstad
Get your tickets now for our March 18 annual dinner. Come join us in honoring Susan Bragstad, one of our founding members and well-respected community leader, at our annual dinner, Saturday, May 18, 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. at Karmère Vineyards & Winery in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley.
Wed, Mar 27, 2019 - Thu, Apr 04, 2019: Groundwater Planning Public Workshop in the Cosumnes Subbasin
These public workshops are oriented to anyone who lives, works, or stewards land in the Cosumnes Subbasin, which is south and west of the Cosumnes River. Note that Elk Grove is in the South American Subbasin, not the Cosumnes Subbasin.
Sat, Mar 30, 2019: Sierra Nevada Film Festival
Come enjoy an assortment of short films at the Sierra Nevada Film Festival in Murphys.
Sat, Apr 13, 2019: The Longest Mile: Wildflower Hike
Spring is upon us and EBMUD is preparing for a spectacular wildflower bloom this year. If you would like the chance to see the Mokelumne River watershed adorned with purple shooting stars, hounds-tongues and California poppies, then "The Longest Mile" Wildflower Hike may be for you!
Sat, Apr 27, 2019: Mark your calendar: Earth Day Amador
Earth Day Amador will be an all-day celebration and educational event focusing on sustainability. We'll be there along with other organizations, commercial vendors, musicians, and knowledgeable speakers. Come by our booth and say hello!
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