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Lupine field at Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

Lupine field at Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument

The Antiquities Act, signed into law in 1906 by Teddy Roosevelt, gives the President of the United States the authority to create national monuments from federal lands to protect significant natural, cultural, or scientific features. 

On April 26, 2017, President Trump, by Executive Order 13792, has begun a review of 21 national monuments created under the Antiquities Act. Six California national monuments are subject to his review, including Berryessa Snow Mountain National Monument covering over 330,780 acres of the southern Mendocino Range and within the RETU region.

As part of the review process, the public has an opportunity to submit public comments.  In response, RETU developed and submitted the following comments in support of Berryessa Snow Mountain, national monuments and the Antiquities Act of 1906:

RETU Public Comment

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Russian River Spring Cleanup Float

The Redwood Empire Chapter of Trout Unlimited (RETU), the Clean River Alliance and the Russian River Wild Steelhead Society, hosted a river cleanup day (the Russian River Spring Cleanup Float) on May 21 on the Russian River. After this winter's rains, there is a lot of debris in the water that needs to be hauled out. T We had a GREAT day on the River. We floated between Wohler Bridge and Memorial Beach, using rafts generously supplied by our our sponsors at Russian River Adventures. 27 volunteers pulled out 35 tires - a total of 2,080 pounds of trash in 4 hours! Afterwards we relaxed with an awesome barbecue lunch and refreshments. We look forward to the next clean-up!

The Redwood Empire Chapter of Trout Unlimited (RETU), the Clean River Alliance and the Russian River Wild Steelhead Society, hosted a river cleanup day (the Russian River Spring Cleanup Float) on May 21 on the Russian River. After this winter's rains, there is a lot of debris in the water that needs to be hauled out. T

We had a GREAT day on the River. We floated between Wohler Bridge and Memorial Beach, using rafts generously supplied by our our sponsors at Russian River Adventures. 27 volunteers pulled out 35 tires - a total of 2,080 pounds of trash in 4 hours! Afterwards we relaxed with an awesome barbecue lunch and refreshments.

We look forward to the next clean-up!

Colgan Creek Restoration Project

The Redwood Empire Chapter has teamed up with the City of Santa Rosa to restore Colgan Creek.  A 1.3 mile section of the creek, previously straightened and with little vegetation, has been restored into a stream with natural contours and habitat features.  Additionally the banks of the creek have been planted with suitable riparian plants and trees.  Team Ghilotti of Petaluma was the contractor.  For more details, see: https://colgankids.wordpress.com/restoration-project/

The Redwood Empire Chapter has teamed up with the City of Santa Rosa to restore Colgan Creek.  A 1.3 mile section of the creek, previously straightened and with little vegetation, has been restored into a stream with natural contours and habitat features.  Additionally the banks of the creek have been planted with suitable riparian plants and trees.  Team Ghilotti of Petaluma was the contractor.  For more details, see: https://colgankids.wordpress.com/restoration-project/