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 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
Friends of the River at UC Berkeley BY Dakota Goodman, River Advocate Friends of the River Dakota is one of the inaugural class of FOR’s River Advocate Training School. Based at the UC Berkeley campus, Dakota is organizing both on campus as well as in the surrounding community. To learn more about the River R.A.T.S … Continue reading Friends of the River at UC Berkeley
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!
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
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! 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!
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
Tell someone where you are going, when you expect to return, and where to call if you don’t. NEVER BOAT ALONE. Be sure your whitewater/boating skills and experience are equal to the river and the conditions. Wear a properly fitted Personal Flotation Device (PFD) at all times when you are in or near the river. … Continue reading 11 Tips for River Safety
2015 Highlights Friends of the River is building and energizing grassroots support for the magnificent rivers of California. In 2015 FOR: Brought together 27 river groups in Sacramento for the first California Rivers Day to give our rivers a stronger voice in the State Capitol. Passed legislation to grant interim Wild & Scenic protection for … Continue reading Friends of the River on the Move: 2015 Feats and Plans for 2016