Evans writes in the California Progress Report (December 14, 2007)
about the budget-busting and environment-damaging plan by the Chamber of
Commerce to get new dams built.
Indy Bay Media (December 14, 2007) picks up on Steve Evans' blast against dam builders and weaves in the peripheral canal too.
Evans tells the Associated Press (October 12, 2007) that CalFed has
been "a dismal failure." Perhaps that doesn't come as any surprise to
you, but it's good to remind people,eh?
Senior Policy Advocate Ron Stork tells the Sacramento Bee (October 12,
2007) that Sacramento is "delusional" about the Natomas flood zone.
Let's not mince words.
"Run over the Cliff"
Steve Evans shrugs his shoulders at those wacky dam builders in the San Jose Mercury News (October 10, 2007).
Perata points to FOR
President Pro Tem Don Perata made several references to Friends of the
River during the special session to debate the dam bonds. (FOR's Steve
Evans testified at one of the hearings too). At his press conference
(October 9) Perata proudly notes that he got FOR and the Metropolitan
Water District on stage together.
Latest flood bills take only "baby steps"
Ron Stork tells the Davis Enterprise (September 7, 2007) that the latest flood bills don't do enough.
"The people have their river back"
Stork tells the Sacramento Bee (September 6, 2007) that the restored
American River, at the old Auburn dam site, will continue to get better.
How to offset flood dangers
Ron Stork writes in the San Francisco Chronicle (August 12, 2007) about
flood plains, development, levees -- and potential disaster.
Is your wine fish friendly?
of the River presented awards at the Fish Friendly Farming reception,
as noted in the San Francisco Chronicle (August 10, 2007).
Beware the fish kill
FOR's Ron Stork gets the last word in a Sacramento Bee article (July 29, 2007) about a "river on the edge."
Get the Scoop on Ron Stork
The Sacramento Business Journal (July 6, 2007) profiles FOR's Ron Stork. Try to guess his favorite book ...
Bad for the Country
Stork tells KCRA Channel 3 (June 21, 2007) that bad decisions on the
Natomas flood plain could be bad for the entire country.
If the Levees Break ...
Ron Stork points to the problems with flooding in Natomas, as seen on Sacramento's News 10 (June 20, 2007).
Bending the Rules
Stork tells the Sacramento Bee (June 20, 2007) that local government
wants FEMA to bend the rules for the Natomas flood plain. We're shocked.
Wall Street Journal Let's Us Have Our Say
Executive Director Peter Ferenbach explains why the Klamath Dams should come down in his Letter to the Editor (June 5, 2007).
Hey, we're "prominent"!
The San Francisco Chronicle (May 12, 2007) flatters us in this article about Yosemite and the National Park Service.
Groups join Park Service in court fight over Yosemite
of the River joins in a brief that supports the National Park Service
in the Yosemite lawsuit, and the Los Angeles Times (May 12, 2007)
explains the situation.
"The governor is a good actor"
FOR Senior Policy Advocate Ron Stork tells KTVU Channel 2 (May 9, 2007) why the governor's dam proposals are flawed.
"Radical Common Sense"
Ron Stork praises "radical common sense" at ceremony for new Freeport
water facility and gets coverage on page B-1 in the San Francisco
Chronicle (May 8, 2007).
Support for Auburn Dam Wanes
Director Steve Evans explains in the Capitol Weekly (May 3, 2007) what a
recent Sac State poll really reveals: Support for an Auburn dam keeps
A Plan for the Levees
Ron Stork tells the Sacramento Bee (April 29, 2007) that plans for the levees will indeed improve protection.
The Mayor Is Angry
talks to the Fresno Bee (April 28, 2007) about the mayor's angry
comments after FOR helped defeat the governor's dams bill.
Central Coast Campaign Makes the News
Schoenthal Muse, FOR Central Coast organizer, generated this press
coverage in the Monterey Herald (April 25, 2007) for our Central Coast
hikes and overall campaign.
From Kenya to California
Kamau, FOR's Manager of Volunteer Programs, tells Experience Life
magazine (May 2007) about growing up in Kenya and the new perspective
that California's rivers have given him.
Good Times in the Central Coast
of the River and the Ventana Wilderness Alliance get kudos for trying
to preserve Central Coast rivers in the Santa Cruz Good Times (April 12,
Flood Management Bill Moves Forward
Lois Wolk's flood management bill, AB5, gains in the Assembly with the
support of Friends of the River and other groups, according to the Daily
Democrat (April 11, 2007).
Wild Heritage Campaign Gains Strong Ally
Director Steve Evans tells the San Diego Union-Tribune (March 27, 2007)
that the campaign is built from the ground up.
Piru Creek Faces Dry Summer
Jim Blomquist explains potential loss to Piru Creek in Ventura County Star (March 27, 2007).
FOR Speaks Out on NPR
Senior Policy Advocate Ron Stork speaks of floods, God, and Natomas on NPR's National Morning Edition (February 21, 2007).
SMUD: The Signing Picture
Bacher posts photos and writes a good article about the UARP settlement
signing on Indy Media (February 8, 2007) in which he gives kudos to Ron
Stork and Soren Jespersen for their efforts.
latest report on the Auburn Dam -- with a cost estimate of $6 billion
to $10 billion -- is generating more press than even we can fit here.
Ron Stork told the Sacramento Bee
(January 31, 2007) simply, "I'm stunned." The AP ran its own story,
which has been picked up by many newspapers in California. Here is the
article as it appeared in the San Jose Mercury News (January 30, 2007).
Set Those Levees Back
Once again, the Sacramento Bee (January 27, 2007) turns to Senior Policy Advocate Ron Stork for opinions about levees.
Dams in California and Abroad
Director Peter Ferenbach appears on KPFA's Terra Verde program (January
26, 2007) to talk about the governor's dam proposals, the Klamath
dams, and the impact of dams in general, along with guests speaking
about dams in India.
20-Foot Floods Possible in Natomas
making the case for a building moratorium, Ron Stork calls Natomas a
"very dangerous place to live" -- in the Sacramento Bee (January 24,
SMUD Crosses Up the Rubicon
rights ought to mean what they say, Ron Stork tells the Sacramento Bee
(January 24, 2007) in an article about SMUD using more than its share of
These Setbacks Are Good Things
Ron Stork tells the Sacramento Bee (January 20, 2007) that setback levees can provide better flood protection for Sacramento.
18, 2007) says Friends of the River deserves not one but two awards.
Ron Stork merits an honor for his part in convincing SMUD to do the
right thing for the American River. And Campaign Organizer Soren
Jespersen wins a Victory in the Sierra plaque for his action alerts and
Dam Proposals Still Don't Work
Evans tells the Chico Enterprise Record (January 11, 2007) why two dam
proposals are bad ideas. He was misquoted in one spot, so he gets to
explain, in a letter to the editor (January
17, 2007), that California has reduced per capita use of water in half
in the last 40 years, not three years as cited in the article.
Natomas Flood Danger
FOR's Ron Stork tells CBS13 (January 4, 2007) how bad flooding in Natomas could get.