These were taken back in April at Friends of the Los Angeles River’s Annual cleanup. Cleanups are a great and easy way to get involved and become a Steward of a watershed in your own backyard. Sept 15th 2012 is International Cleanup day. They will occur on beaches, lakes, streams, and rivers around the world! So find a location near you and register as a participant. I wonder how much trash you can gather?
Rivers for Change paddled the Tuolumne River in June with TRT’s annual Paddle to the Sea. While the trip was a success and many people were able to experience this beautiful river, we were challenged by low water. There is a proposed Water Transfer which would impact the health of this river even more.
From our Friends at the Tuolumne River Trust about the proposed Water Transfer from the Modesto Irrigation District to the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). The transfer would threaten the Tuolumne River and be a terrible investment for Bay Area ratepayers. As a result of water conservation over the past few years, the Bay Area no longer needs the water, but water agencies (and thus their customers) would have to pay for it every year whether it gets used or not.
You can take ACTION!
Please send an email to the SFPUC encouraging them to terminate negotiations for the water transfer. You can do so easily by visiting http://www.tuolumne.org/content/staticpages/index.php/terminate_negotiations_message
Learn more about this important issue by visiting http://www.tuolumne.org/content/article.php/20120820135626172 and sharing this issue with friends.