Be a Voice for Your River

Take a couple of minutes to speak on behalf of California rivers.  It’s fast and easy!  Send an email or take a few more minutes to hand write a note (highest impact).  Below is information about critical river issues and links to get more information as well as content for an email or letter along with where to send your messages.  If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact us – info@friendsoftheriver.org.

Dredging up old mistakes: Will harmful suction dredge gold mining return to California’s rivers?

The State Water Resource Control Board (SWRCB) has the responsibility to regulate suction dredge mining under the federal Clean Water Act. The SWRCB is seeking public comments to inform the development of its regulations. The SWRCB could develop regulations or restrictions on when and where one could dredge, limit the size of the dredging device, or determine that this activity cannot be done at all in compliance with the law.

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AB 975 still needs YOUR help!

Please Urge Assemblymember Wood To Support Improved Wild & Scenic River Protection

Ask Him To Vote “Yes” On AB 975 (Friedman)

Assemblymember Jim Wood (D-Healdsburg) represents Del Norte, Humboldt, Trinity, Mendocino, and northern Sonoma Counties in the California Assembly. His district has 992 miles of state protected Wild and Scenic Rivers, including segments of the Smith, Klamath, Trinity, and Eel Rivers.

Which is why Assemblymember Jim Wood needs to vote “yes” on AB 975 (Friedman), a modest but important bill to improve the protection and management of the state’s Wild and Scenic Rivers.

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