On Friday, October 5, California Trout
and Foothill Conservancy co-hosted a Wild and Scenic Celebration at Volcano's Armory Hall for over 80 enthusiastic supporters. The event celebrated this year’s state Wild and Scenic River designation of the Mokelumne and the 50th anniversary of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers Act.
Participants enjoyed a short film on the Mokelumne by Michael Wier, a brief awards presentation, and Run Wild, Run Free, a feature film by Shane Anderson about the nation’s wild and scenic rivers, which gives a nod to the Moke. Party-goers then danced the night away to the popping tunes of Murphys’ own Risky Biscuits Band.
The evening served as a fund- and friendraiser for the Foothill Conservancy, bringing us together with CalTrout’s constituency and local residents. It was co-sponsored by Sierra CPR, a new rangewide conservation organization led by former Foothill Conservancy Executive Director Chris Wright.
A special thank you to volunteer Gary Reinoehl who valiantly hauled beer kegs and poured all night, and to Michael Wier of CalTrout and Foothill Conservancy’s Amanda Nelson and Carolyn Schooley for pulling together the event.