Save the Moke News: Don’t miss the boat! Raft the Moke May 26

May 15, 2012

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E-news from the Mokelumne River Wild & Scenic Campaign

Don’t miss the boat! Reserve your seat now forlate May Mokelumne raft trips
See the beautiful Mokelumne River with professional guides and gear

Get up close and personal with the river you love on a raft trip down the Mokelumne. There’s nothing like experiencing the river from the water!

Respected adventure outfitter O.A.R.S. will run three raft trips for us down the beautiful Electra-Middle Bar run on Saturday, May 26. The next day, O.A.R.S. will run trips to benefit the Calaveras Youth Mentoring Program.

This is a wonderful introductory raft trip with fun, splashy rapids — perfect for families, young people (age 6 and up, subject to change depending on river conditions) and seniors. No rafting experience required. O.A.R.S. provides professional rafts and top-notch gear for your trip, which will begin and end in Jackson (Saturday) or Mokelumne Hill (Sunday).

The cost is $70 person. Saturday’s trips benefit the Foothill Conservancy’s efforts to protect and restore the Mokelumne River. Sunday’s trips benefit the youth mentoring program in Calaveras County.

Read more and see a video of a past trip on our website.

Reserve your spot for Saturday, May 26 now by calling Randy at 209-295-4900 (M-F mornings) or sending him an e-mail.Please be sure to list the preferred time of your trip (early morning, midday, afternoon) and the number in your party. He’ll reply with details.

If you can’t join us on Saturday, please consider going on a trip with the Youth Mentoring Program. To reserve a seat for Sunday, May 27, call Kathryn Eustis at 209-736-6092 or send her an e-mail.

Hope to see you on the river later this month!

It’s time to protect 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!

Thank Senator Feinstein for protecting the Wild and Scenic Merced River
Recently, Sen. Dianne Feinstein agreed – for now – to drop efforts to enact legislation that would have allowed a larger dam on the Merced River to inundate a portion of the river designated a National Wild and Scenic River. Please read more on the American Whitewater website and thank Sen. Feinstein for acting to protect one of our nation’s river treasures. .

Get your Wild and Scenic Wine on sale in May
Two weeks left! To celebrate our victory over the Pardee expansion, we’re offering a special sale on our wonderful 2009 Easton Wild and Scenic Zinfandel in full and half-cases. Full cases are 20 percent off the $20 per-bottle price and half cases are 15 percent off. It’s a real deal for some truly excellent Fiddletown zin — and proceeds benefit the river!Details and prices are on our website. Sale ends May 31.

Join our Facebook group
We have a group on Facebook called Protect the Mokelumne River. Join up now and share with your friends.

Foothill Conservancy
P.O. Box 1255 Pine Grove, CA 95665
fhc 209-295-4900

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