The 'River Conservation and California Water Politics' Category Archive

So Many Reasons To Be Thankful

As it is the month of Thanksgiving I’d say it’s time to count some of our blessings here at AO. Last month AO’s founding father, George Armstrong, was honored at the C.R.A. Gala. George received the Mark Dubois Award for […]

  Published November 16th, 2012

California River Awards Honor AO Rafting’s Founder

Friends of the River’s California River Awards is an annual gala event and fundraiser that celebrates and honors leaders in river conservation, preservation and protection. This year All-Outdoors founder George Armstrong has been chosen to receive the Mark Dubois Award.  […]

  Published October 9th, 2012

Friends of the River Needs Our Help and Your Help

It all started in 1973 when a group of friends came together to try and stop a dam that would drown the Stanislaus River.  Ten years later, as the water of the New Melones Reservoir rose, their worst fears came true. Nearly 40 years later,  that […]

  Published August 17th, 2011

Reminder: California River Awards Oct 16th

Come celebrate the successes and grass-roots triumphs of Friends of the River’s 30-year quest to protect California Rivers this weekend in San Francisco on October 16th. Hosted at the Presidio Officer’s Club (ooooh, sounds swanky!  Get out your fancy Chacos […]

  Published October 12th, 2009

Klamath Dam Removal

Pacific Corp, the utility that owns the 4 controversial dams on the Klamath River in Northern California, agreed to decommission the dams by 2020. There was an article on Thursday in the Los Angeles Times that highlights the details of […]

  Published October 4th, 2009

Major News for San Joaquin River!

Rivers flow to the sea, right?  As long as people don’t divert them, or use up all the water before they get there, anyway. For 60 years, the San Joaquin River hasn’t made it to the sea–but starting yesterday, that’s […]

  Published October 2nd, 2009

River Activists Take Note: Mokelumne River Meeting

We recently learned that there are interesting potential developments regarding the proposed expansion of the Pardee Dam on the Mokelumne River; if you’re reading this blog you’re probably a river lover–and a boater of some kind–so you might want to […]

  Published August 10th, 2009

Greening Efforts on and off the Riverbank

Anyone remotely connected to Pop Culture knows that “going green” has become the buzzword of the moment. For us, relying on nature for our business like we do, being “green” is way more than a flavor-of-the-moment effort, easily co-opted and just […]

  Published December 18th, 2008

Upper Klamath Dam Removal

 The Auburn Dam saga I’ve been writing about recently is just one of many such controversies over dams, water rights, flood control, and conservation issues raging all over the West.  One particulary sticky one involving all the standard issues PLUS […]

  Published December 8th, 2008

Long-Awaited Auburn Dam Study Predicts Costs in Excedence of 6 Billion Dollars

Last year, Doolittle decided to use (ahem…waste..ahem) 1 billion taxpayer dollars for yet another study on the proposed Auburn Dam. A dam which, if built, would drown miles of the Middle and North Forks of the American River. And for […]

  Published January 31st, 2007

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