BY MARCH 8! Help protect 37 miles of the Mokelumne River
Together, we can protect 37 miles of the Mokelumne River!
The California Natural Resources Agency has found the upper Mokelumne River eligible for state Wild & Scenic River designation -- their report is currently available for public review and comment until March 9th. You can help protect the Mokelumne by letting CNRA know you support the Wild and Scenic designation.
The Mokelumne River Wild & Scenic designation will protect and enhance the extraordinary scenic and recreational values of one of California's best "gold country" trout fisheries by prohibiting future dams and major diversions on the protected segments. The Mokelumne is already a hard-working river that provides clean drinking water for 1.4 million people, irrigation water for downstream farms, and hydropower for more than 200,000 homes.
Wild and Scenic designation will not affect existing facilities and services or future development of small water diversions for local use. It will ensure that the remaining free flowing segments of the river are permanently protected for those qualities, including adequate streamflows, which make the Mokelumne River one of the best trout fishing rivers in California. We need to protect our few remaining wild rivers in California and their habitat as well as provide our communities with recreational opportunities to enjoy these via access to good fishing. For this reason, TU strongly supports CNRA's recommendation.
By MARCH 8 - send your own personalized letter of support to:
California Natural Resources Agency
1416 Ninth Street, Suite 1311, Sacramento, CA 95814
By MARCH 8 - EMAIL YOUR MESSAGE OF SUPPORT TO:
Joseph.Wall@resources.ca.gov (Joseph Wall of the Natural Resources Agency)