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Mon, May 20, 2019: We're Hiring!We are seeking a part-time Watershed Conservation Advocate to assist with projects related to river, forest, and watershed conservation and restoration, primarily in the central Sierra Nevada. Click on the title link for more information.
Mon, Mar 18, 2019: Will salmon and steehead once again spawn in the Mokelumne above Pardee?Record numbers of salmon and steelhead have returned to the Mokelumne River Fish Hatchery in recent years, but the outlook is even brighter with the release of a study that shows the possibility of the reintroduction of the iconic salmonid species in a 13.7 mile stretch of the Mokelumne above Lake Pardee ...
Tue, Sep 18, 2018: Volunteers Collect 465 lbs. of Trash from the MokeTwelve-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...
Wed, Jun 27, 2018: Mokelumne becomes California's 15th state Wild and Scenic RiverThirty-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.
Wed, Mar 20, 2019 - Sat, Jun 29, 2019: RESCHEDULED: Foothill Conservancy Annual Dinner honoring Susan BragstadDue to the rains, the annual dinner honoring Susan Bragstad, one of our founding members and a well-respected community leader was rescheduled for June 29, 4:00 p.m. -7:00 p.m. at Karmère Vineyards & Winery in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley. We are sorry for the change in plans. A refund will be given to those who purchased tickets but cannot attend on the new date. Please contact our office.
Fri, Jun 28, 2019 - Sat, Aug 03, 2019: Volunteer and Make a Difference in the Headwaters of the American RiverCome out and help the Eldorado National Forest, California Native Plant Society, Sierra Forest Legacy and other partner groups prepare for a critically needed prescribed fire within the Caples Creek Roadless Area (an area recommended for wilderness designation by the Forest Service). The Caples Ecological Restoration Project, located about 1 hour 45 minutes east of Sacramento.
Sun, Jul 14, 2019 - Sun, Jul 28, 2019: Raft the Moke on Sunday, July 14 or Sunday, July 28! SAVE THE DATE - tickets will be for sale soon. Celebrate the Wild and Scenic-eligible Mokelumne by rafting the river! O.A.R.S. will be running benefit raft trips down the Electra-Middle Bar run of the Mokelumne River for the benefit of the Foothill Conservancy and our efforts to preserve and protect the river. We expect high demand for these trips, so please reserve your seats today!