Wild & Scenic Mokelumne Update

Foothill Focus Newsletter
photo of Mokelumne River
North Fork Mokelumne River below Salt Springs Dam
Foothill Focus Spring 2011
Special wine available now: Mokelumne Wild and Scenic zinfandel
Our generous and creative supporters at Terre Rouge and Easton Wines have come up with a super way to boost our efforts to save the Mokelumne River: Wild and -Scenic Mokelumne River Zinfandel. Bill Easton and Jane O’Riordan are donating all profits from the sale of this wonderful Amador County zinfandel to our Mokelumne Wild and Scenic River campaign. About the wine, winemaker Bill says, “This delicious zin is loaded with blackberry and spice. From the organic farming in the vineyard to the careful crafting in the -cellar, our efforts have created a wine with a unique sense of place.” This special, limited bottling of Amador County zinfandel is from organically grown grapes, bottled in Eco glass containers with more than 50 percent recycled glass content. The bottles are very striking in appearance and would make great gifts. The 2009 Wild and Scenic Mokelumne River Zinfandel is $20 per bottle, with a 10% discount on half-case orders and a 15% discount on full-case orders. The winery can ship the wine within California for an additional charge. You can order half and full cases from Terre Rouge and Easton using the order form available online at www.SavetheMoke.com/wine, or call in your order to 209-245-4277. The wine will be available for purchase by the bottle only at selected Conservancy events, including our upcoming barbecue (see below). We are very grateful to Jane and Bill for this special donation. Next time you see them, please thank them for their dedication to our local environment. And don’t forget to try their other fine wines, too.

Mokelumne benefit raft trips returning in June! (link this to our page) Thanks to the incredible generosity of OARS of Angels Camp, we’ll be running benefit raft trips on the Mokelumne Electra-Middle Bar run again this year. The trips are scheduled to take place on Saturday, June 4 and Saturday, June 18. OARS will run three trips a day if demand is high enough, at 8 am, noon, and 4 pm. The cost is $70 per person, which benefits our Mokelumne River conservation efforts. This short, fun river trip is a way to spend a little time getting to know the beautiful Mokelumne up close. It’s suitable for children who weigh more than 50 pounds and adults of all ages. To reserve a spot, contact Randy Berg in our office by e-mail, randy@foothillconservancy.org, or phone, 209-295-4900. We require advance payment to hold your place on the trip. Last year these trips sold out very fast, so be sure to act soon! We’re very grateful to OARS for their generous contributions to our Mokelumne conservation efforts.

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