Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mokelumne River Movie Fundraiser 3/24/13

I got a really nice comment on the post I did when EBMUD decided to not go ahead with raising the Pardee Dam and I wanted to share it with you. Also, there is a fundraiser at the end of the month which is a movie showing in Sutter's Creek. Sutter's Creek is a famous town where the original gold find was, and it has Sutter's Fort as the main tourist attraction. But there are also things like wineries and cute shops and other things to see. 
Here is the comment -

Hey, Julie: I just ran across your blog. Thanks for the nice write up on the Mokelumne. Yes, in this case the river won -- and it won because of people like you who stood up and said, "Enough. This river gives enough, and we need to protect what's left of it." Those of us who led the charge for the Moke at the Foothill Conservancy were gratified by all of the local support, happy with the legal victory, and yes, really pleased when EBMUD dropped the dam from its water plan entirely. Now we're trying to secure Wild and Scenic designation for the river. If your readers want to know more, they should see the Moke section of our website at Thanks !

And here is the information on the moving showing - and if you can't make it but are interested in the group and what they are fighting for, please visit their website for more information. They will do rafting trips sometimes as well although that never worked out for me date wise yet.. 

March 4, 2013
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Special film showing in Sutter Creek
Green Fire focuses on the teaching, life and legacy of legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold.
Greenfire_web 2Join your friends at the historic Sutter Creek Theater at 4 pm on Sunday, March 24 for a showing of Emmy Award-winning film Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time. Director Steve Dunsky will introduce the film and answer questions afterward. 
Green Fire explores legendary conservationist Aldo Leopold’s life in the early part of the 20th century and the many ways his land ethic idea continues to be applied around the world by ranchers, city dwellers, and biologists working to bring back endangered wildlife.

Tickets are $10 in advance, $15 the day of the show.
You can order tickets online.
For more information on the film showing, see the Foothill Conservancy's website.

See you at the theater on March 24! Then we hope you'll enjoy dinner out in Sutter Creek.

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Foothill Conservancy welcomes new executive director, Cecily Smith
Join us in welcoming Cecily Smith as the Conservancy's new Executive Director. Her experience and skills will help us Save the Moke! You can meet her at the office, call her at 209-295-4900 or send her a welcome e-mail.

It's time to Save the Moke for Good

Permanent protection of the Mokelumne River depends on securing National Wild and Scenic River designation. Please share this message with your friends and neighbors and urge them to sign on now!

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Even though there are many people who love the Mokelumne, protecting and restoring the river depend on having a strong nonprofit organization that speaks for the Mokelumne and jumps into action when needed. Without dues-paying members, we cannot continue our good work with you to Save the Moke. Please join the Foothill Conservancy and make sure the Moke continues to have a strong voice based right here in the upper Mokelumne watershed.
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