We have decided to postpone our annual River Celebration Fundraiser scheduled for May 31st. The annual Celebration is an important event for us, not only as a source of funding, but as one of the ways we keep in touch with our supporters and the broader community. With an exciting office move and a “Railroad Safety Public Meeting” coming up in June, we feel it is important to focus our attention on those activities. We plan to hold a fundraising event later this year that will be fun, unique and informative.
There's a lot of news from the River Exchange; take a look at our Spring 2014 newsletter for updates about our programs, grant projects and event calendar. You can check out an electronic version by following this link.
If you are a current member of the River Exchange, you will be receiving a copy of the newsletter in the mail soon. If you'd like to receive a hard copy, just give us a call at (530) 235-2012 and we'll get one in the mail to you.
Thank you for all you do to support the health of our local waters, and have a great day!
A great article about the legacy of legendary Upper Sacramento River fly fishing guide, Ted Fay, was featured in the San Francisco Chronicle; check out the article here. The article mentions that the River Exchange's "The Golden Era of Fly Fishing" exhibit is on display at the Dunsmuir Museum, located at the Amtrak Railroad Depot, at 5750 Sacramento Avenue in Dunsmuir, CA.
The exhibit was created in 1999, with funding from the James Irvine Foundation and the California Council of the Humanities, and with valuable assistance from Craig Ballenger. This exhibit recalls a vanished era between 1850 and 1946 when the Upper Sacramento canyon's fishery and scenery were celebrated by the American press.
Stop in at the Dunsmuir Museum and check out all of the historic displays...and tell them the River Exchange sent you!
Our partner on this annual event, River Dancers Rafting and Kayaking Company, has notified us that this year's annual Raft and Restore event is being supported by the Jefferson Economic Development Institute's (JEDI) Stewardship Fund. The River Exchange has received support through the Stewardship Fund in the past, and we are thrilled to announce that, due to this financial support, we are offering the trip to 20 river restoration volunteers AT NO COST. Thank you JEDI!!
These limited spaces will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis, so get on the phone and reserve your space soon! Registration is required to participate. For more information or to register, contact River Dancers.
We've been invited to again have a booth at the Annual Open House at The Fly Shop in Redding on Friday, April 26, located at 4140 Churn Creek Road. This all-day event at northern California's largest fly fishing shop welcomes Fly Shop customers, tackle vendors, guides, and the fly fishing community on the eve of Opening Day on many area trout streams.
Executive Director Phil Detrich (pictured above from last year's event) and several of our Board members will be there to meet and greet visitors, and provide information about our watersheds and the challenges they face. If you are in the area, come by and say hello! For more information see the attached flyer, visit The Fly Shop's website or check out The Fly Shop's Facebook page!
As mentioned in our newsletters over the past 3 years, we have been helping to lead our community through a California water management planning process, known as Integrated Regional Water Management, or IRWM. We are excited to announce that the completed IRWM Plan for the Upper Sacramento, McCloud and Lower Pit River (USR) region is available online for public access.Read More
On November 29, 2012, we were awarded the Watershed Excellence Award by the Sacramento River Watershed Program for “remarkable efforts to go above and beyond to ensure that current and potential uses of the watershed’s resources are sustained, restored, and where possible, enhanced, while promoting the long-term social and economic vitality of the region.”
“We deeply value the River Exchange’s collaborative approach to stewardship of our vital watershed resources, said Holly Jorgensen, Watershed Coordinator for SRWP. “They have been an invaluable resource in fostering dialogue and forming partnerships to sustain and restore watershed resources in the headwaters of the Sacramento River, an area that provides water that sustains communities throughout the State.”