Senator Loni Hancock (D-Berkeley) introduced the Mokelumne Wild and Scenic bill (SB 1199) in April. This is an opportune time for TU to come in and rally support to protect the proposed 37 miles of river between Salt Springs and Pardee.
The Calaveras County Board of Supervisors recently unanimously voted in support of the bill, and now efforts are focused on getting the support of EBMUD.
There is an upcoming meeting at EBMUD Tuesday May 13th at 1 pm in Oakland. I know it's in the middle of the day, but if any of you or anyone from your chapters could attend and perhaps speak as a representative of the the "sportsmens" voice, that would be great!
Amador Flyfishers and Sac-Sierra Trout Unlimited members came together for a cleanup day along the Mokelumne River below Electra Powerhouse on Saturday May 3rd. I would like to thank the following individuals for showing up and lending a hand: Chris Bennett of PG&E, Charlie and Catherine Moore, Cindy Rocksvold, Brian Guina, Reese Orlander, John Woodward and Rich McCurdy.
Mokelumne River Cleanup
Start: Sat. 3 May, 2014 9:00 am
End: Sat. 3 May, 2014 4:00 pm
The Amador Flyfishers and the Sac-Sierra Chapter of Trout Unlimited are holding cleanup day along Electra Road in Jackson.
We will be meeting at the parking lot at the end of Electra Road at 9:00 AM.
PG&E and Upcountry Web Services are sponsoring the cleanup.
Lunch and drinking water will be provided.
Please register through the website or contact Dustin Rocksvold at 209-295-7551.
SSTU Board of Directors
From time to time Sac-Sierra TU volntueers perform, or participate in, various cleanup events. Some examples have included locations on the American River, Arcade Creek, Kings River and Mokelumne River.
We provide pickup tools, bags, and bottled water for everyone. Bring your mud shoes and a smile!
Sign up for the mailing list by completing the form here. Your name and email address will be added to the groups that you select.
You may select as many as you like, but if you are interested in helping with cleanups, make sure you check that box.
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The Sac-Sierra Chapter of Trout Unlimited has been awarded an Embrace-a-Stream grant to begin work on a salmon and steelhead habitat restoration project on Secret Ravine in Roseville, CA.
Secret Ravine is a tributary of Dry Creek flowing within a few feet of Interstate 80, one of the busiest traffic corridors between Sacramento and Lake Tahoe. Running for 10.5 miles through a largely urban setting, this little creek hosts populations of Endangered Species Act (ESA) Threatened Central Valley steelhead and ESA Species-of-Concern fall-run Chinook salmon. These salmonid populations have experienced a 90% decline over the past forty years, largely due to the impacts of urbanization.
Sac-Sierra Trout Unlimited is looking for volunteers to instruct and assist kids as young as 4-years in fly casting. This highly rewarding activity requires only basic skills in fly casting. The only skill you really need is being good with kids.
As an active Trout Unlimited chapter, we attend many outreach events every year. At most of these events, we engage children (sometimes very young children) as well as adults. For the kids, we bring our Canvas Creek. Out of blue tarps and cardboard and paper mache’ we create a 40-foot-long creek complete with cardboard fish. Each fish is a representation of one of California’s native trout, and sports a functioning mousetrap for a mouth. Using small “micro-caster” fly rods, with yarn for line and lure, each kid tries to get a trout to “snap” at his fly.
In the fall of every year, Sac-Sierra Trout Unlimited provides volunteers to assist the Dry Creek Conservancy with a survey of fall-run Chinook Salmon in the creeks of western Placer county. This enjoyable and educational activity is simply a walk along (and sometimes in) a creek while making a few notes, and its a perfect outing for ages 12 and up*.
The form below can be used at any time of the year to let us know you’d like to help.
When most people think of Pacific salmon, they think of the big roiling rivers of the west coast: the Sacramento, the American, the Klamath & Trinity, the Columbia. While it's true salmon first appear in those rivers as they return from the ocean, where many of them are actually headed is to the little creeks and ravines that run right through our backyards. One of those tributaries is the Dry Creek system in western Placer and eastern Sacramento counties.
This year, We're running two camps dedicated to introducing our youth to the basics of fly fishing, entomology and coldwater conservation.
On June 21/22, for ages 9-11 at Sagehen Creek, CA
Hosted by Trout Unlimited and Ralph and Lisa Cutter
Application Deadline April 15th, 2014
On September 12/13/14, for ages 11-13, at Grizzly Creek Ranch
Hosted by Trout Unlimited and Sierra Nevada Journeys
Application Deadline July 15th, 2014
For more information or to sign up, contact Krista Anderson with Trout Unlimited at (775) 720-4598, or Email her here
Download an application
The Sac-Sierra Chapter (in partnership with the Upper American River Foundation, U.S. Forest Service, Auburn State Recreation Area, California Department of Fish and Wildlife, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management and Wildways Illustrated) just completed a project to raise awareness of the California Wild Trout and National Wild and Scenic River classifications of 2 rivers in their region.
These two interpretive panels combine art and science to raise awareness of visitors to the North Fork of the American River at Mineral Bar (Iowa Hill Bridge) near Colfax, CA and visitors to the Rubicon River tributary to the Middle Fork American River near Foresthill, CA. They will benefit wild trout and many groups, agencies and individuals by increasing awareness of the Federal Wild & Scenic River Classifications and the California Wild Trout Stream listings. "Our project is already being looked at by others throughout the Sierra Nevada's who want to bring attention to these two very important designations for their wild trout streams and wild and scenic rivers!", according to Bill Templin, the chapter's lead on this project and one of this reborn chapters' charter Board Members.