South Fork Kings River Cleanup
When: September 9 9:00 AM til Noon
Where: Meet at the area just north (left when facing it) of the Cedar Grove Store, Cedar Grove/Kings Canyon, CA
River Cleanup Objectives:
Please help us celebrate Spring Summer and Fall by cleaning up over 16 miles of river bank (from Boyden Cavern to Roads End where accessible) so that the river will be healthier and nroe visually pleasing. We select our clean-up dates to follow heavy use holiday weekends.
Inform participants on how we can all be better river stewards by practicing good habits that protect river quality, and habitat for the wild creatures that use the river and riparian corridors. ASssess the appearance of the river using visual 'snapshots' assessments. Bring your cameras to help us 'monitor' the appearace of the river and your fishing equipment too!
Besides the direct benefit of a cleaner river, the South Fork Kings River Cleanup Days provide opportunities for reminding everyone of the value of protecting their water resources.
By working in partnership with other organizations, local, state and federal agencies, and local businesses we can promote public awareness of the important role the South Fork Kings River Plays in our lives. We spend 2 nights/3 days camping, fishing, cleaning and enjoying the area.
We will be having a clean up on the North Fork American River at Iowa Hill Bridge as part of the Great Sierra River Clean Up on Sat. Sept 16... Contact Bill Templin for details.
Rene Henry, TU's CA Science Director is quoted in this article about the latest and most scary, water grab by San Joaquin Valley greedy growers...
In reference to the ongoing San Joaquin River Restoration effort, Rene says "From a biological stand point, there's absolutely no reason salmon cant live there."
Push to shift state water policy away from conservation.
In 2017, the California State Water Resources Control Board will make a decision that will fundamentally affect rivers and streams that California anglers know and love. This decision could make or break California’s salmon fisheries and the multi-billion dollar commercial and recreational angling economy they support.
The water board’s decision pertains to streamflow and water quality objectives under Phase I of the Bay-Delta Plan. At issue is new proposed flow standards which would double, on average, the amount of water reserved for the environment in the lower San Joaquin River and its primary tributaries.
Even under the proposed new standards, two-thirds of the natural flow of the Merced, Tuolumne, and Stanislaus Rivers would still be diverted, mainly for agriculture.
Trout Unlimited has been working for the past ten years to help improve habitat and flow conditions for Central Valley salmon and steelhead through the long process of developing the Bay-Delta Plan. The proposed new flow standards reflect our science-based position that Central Valley salmon and steelhead need more cold, clean water at critical times of the year than they have been receiving from federal and state water managers.
Read more on the TU Blog.
Pescadero Creek is one of the last, best wild steelhead strongholds on California’s Central Coast and is likely the best chance for recovering coho south of San Francisco. TU and conservation partners have worked for years to improve streamflows and habitat conditions in this watershed. TU’s work has focused on collaborative projects with willing agricultural landowners in the lower watershed that will improve water security for farming and boost streamflows in the dry season when steelhead need it most. The BJ Burns/Bianchi Flowers farm project illustrated here is a fine example of how this kind of partnership can benefit both fish and people.
John Land Le Coq is the co-founder of the fly fishing brand Fishpond based in Colorado.
Within the fly fishing industry Le Coq speaks out about how, as an industry, they can help protect these lands from transfer. Efforts to sell of vast chunks of public lands to reduce the federal deficit are running up against staunch opponents: hunters and anglers.
Take action at:
The threat of losing our public lands looms large. That threat grows, passing like wildfire through halls of Congress and state capitols, spreading its invasive rhetoric in our communities. People with soft hands and expensive suits tell us
“It’s just transfer. It’s not like we’re selling them.”
It’s not just transfer. And it is a big deal.