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River Advocate |Volume 6, Issue 6 |August 22, 2016


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Volume 6, Issue 6 This issue includes: FOR News Action Alert–action need now! Get Involved! River Currents Calendar FOR News FOR ‘points positive’ with the first annual Paddle to the Capital! Six days of paddling on the American River connected Coloma to the Capital through the work of over 100 paddlers. The event built our river community, exceeded … Continue reading River Advocate |Volume 6, Issue 6 |August 22, 2016

Ca Rivers Deal With the D.C. Sillies – The River Advocate June 8, 2016 V6,#5


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The River Advocate: June 8, 2016: Volume 6,Number 5 In this issue: Ca Rivers Day & the Capital River Awards ALERT: Help Stop HR8 – An Assault on America’s Rivers Plans to Dewater Upper South Fork and Silver Forks of the American River Get Involved – Join us for a Summer Adventure A Delta Playbook … Continue reading Ca Rivers Deal With the D.C. Sillies – The River Advocate June 8, 2016 V6,#5

DEADBEAT DAMS ON THE FAST-TRACK…THE RIVER ADVOCATE, Vol6 #3 April 13, 2016


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The River Advocate Volume 6, No. 3 April 13, 2016 INSIDE: California Rivers Day: Calling all River Businesses and River Advocates! FEDERAL ALERT: Sally Jewell – Stop these Deadbeat Dams! STATE ALERT: Assembly Committee Advances Bill to Fast-Track Dams FOR Opinion Piece Runs in the Sacramento Bee Visit Potential Wild Rivers and Wilderness this Spring … Continue reading DEADBEAT DAMS ON THE FAST-TRACK…THE RIVER ADVOCATE, Vol6 #3 April 13, 2016

The Deadbeat Dams Dance On…The River Advocate, Vol6 #2 March 25, 2016


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The River Advocate March 25, 2016 Vol6 #2 In this issue: River Advocacy Training School – Apply By April 1 California Rivers Day – Visit Your Legislator New Dam proposed for the Bear River Just The Facts…FOR coordinates a storage response. Intern with Friends of the River River Currents California River Calendar: Events & Activities … Continue reading The Deadbeat Dams Dance On…The River Advocate, Vol6 #2 March 25, 2016

Fish Don’t Drive… Yuba Salmon Deserve Better!


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We all know that wild salmon and steelhead trout are in jeopardy of extinction. Some people say that the only way to save wild salmon is to drive them in gas-guzzling trucks around the dams that block these fish from reaching miles of historic spawning habitat. FOR & SYRCL says, “Fish don’t drive. Yuba salmon … Continue reading Fish Don’t Drive… Yuba Salmon Deserve Better!

River Advocate Vol 6 #1 March 10, 2016


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The River Advocate March 10, 2016 Vol 6, #1 In this issue… A New Website for FOR River Rats: Now Recruiting! Capitol River Awards on May 18 2nd Annual California Rivers Day River Currents by Ron Stork A New Website! Johnnie Carlson, Operations Director On January 30th Friends of the River moved to a new … Continue reading River Advocate Vol 6 #1 March 10, 2016

The San Joaquin River Gorge – A Potential Wild & Scenic River Threatened By A Dam


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by Steve Evans, Wild Rivers Consultant The San Joaquin River flows through a spectacular gorge in the Sierra Nevada foothills northeast of Fresno. More than 6,000 acres of the Gorge is public land managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM).  An extensive trail system provides access to the Gorge for hikers, mountain bikers, equestrians, … Continue reading The San Joaquin River Gorge – A Potential Wild & Scenic River Threatened By A Dam

50 Ways to Save Your River!


50 Ways to Save Your River! Did you know that only 3% of the Earth’s water is fresh-water? And of that 3%, 2/3rds is frozen in glaciers and polar ice caps. That means only 1% of the Earth’s freshwater supply is accessible for use! This is why it is so important to conserve the limited amount … Continue reading 50 Ways to Save Your River!

The River Advocate: Volume 5, Number 9


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Do you Know a Future River Hero? If so Friends of the River has the opportunity of a lifetime for them. Eric Wesselman, Executive Director FOR is launching the River Advocate Training School this January to training the next generation of river advocates in the arts of grassroots organizing, river ecology, and policy activism. The … Continue reading The River Advocate: Volume 5, Number 9