Rally for Bear River Recreation in Sacramento – Feb. 21

On Wednesday, February 21—the next California Water Commission (CWC) meeting—join SYRCL, Foothills Water Network, and the Sierra Club in Sacramento at our very own Bear River Recreation Rally.

Our local water district is pursuing tax payer money to pay for Centennial Dam. Help us send a message to the CWC that the Bear River is treasured by the community as it exists today. Spending millions of California tax dollars to create poor-quality habitat and expensive recreation facilities would be a waste.

The Bear River and Campground already provide accessible and affordable river recreation for people to hike, kayak, fish, and swim. The public benefits NID claims would be at the expense of oak woodlands, natural wetland habitat, an important trout fishery and the last publicly accessible 6 miles of river on the Bear.

SYRCL’s Stop Centennial Dam Campaign collected more than 3,000 signatures opposing NID’s application for California Proposition 1 funding. Nearly 2,500 signatures arrived during the Wild and Scenic Film Festival weekend. On January 30, SYRCL submitted these letters to the CWC,  and now we are mobilizing community members to show up and share their love for the Bear in Sacramento. RSVP for our celebratory Bear River Recreation Rally in Sacramento and join us for a poster making party on February 13, too!

Click here for Bear River Recreation Rally Event Logistics

#SaveBearRiver #StopCentennialDam #DamWatchdogs #BearRiverRecreationRally #WaterProtectors #YubaRiverWaterKeeper

RSVP: The Sierra Club has generously donated a shuttle bus, but space is limited. Please RSVP ASAP.

WHERE: We will take a shuttle  from the SYRCL office, 313 Railroad Ave, Nevada City. The bus will also stop in Auburn at the Bell Rd Park & Ride, 14310 Bowman Rd. Our final destination will be at 1220 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814.

WHEN: Wednesday, February 21.

  • If riding the bus from Nevada City, please meet at 7:15AM.
  • If riding the bus from Auburn, please meet at 8:15AM.
  • If carpooling to Sacramento on your own, please meet us at 9:15AM at 1220 N St, Sacramento.

We will depart from Sacramento between 11:30AM-12PM and return to Nevada City between 1-2PM.

WEAR: Your favorite river recreation gear to make a visual splash and show your love for the Bear. Ideas include: paddles, fishing poles, life vests, beach towels, binoculars, cameras, small coolers, hiking boots and umbrellas and signs!

BRING: We will have a few light snacks, but please make sure to bring a lunch. We leave early in the morning and return in the early afternoon. We will not have time to stop for lunch.

EXPECT: Parking to be sparse. We recommend reserving a space on the bus or carpooling. If you carpool, you may want to park at the Watt/I-80 Station and catch the Blue Line to Archives Plaza Station St and 0 St.

Our local water district is pursuing tax payer money to pay for Centennial Dam. Help us send a message to the CWC that the Bear River is treasured by the community as it exists today. Spending millions of California tax dollars to create poor-quality habitat and expensive recreation facilities would be a waste.

The Bear River and Campground already provide accessible and affordable river recreation for people to hike, kayak, fish, and swim. The public benefits NID claims it would create would be at the expense of oak woodlands, natural wetland habitat, an important trout fishery and the last publicly accessible six miles of river on the Bear.

SYRCL’s Stop Centennial Dam Campaign collected more than 3,000 signatures opposing NID’s application for California Proposition 1 funding. Nearly 2,500 signatures arrived during the Wild and Scenic Film Festival weekend. On January 30, SYRCL submitted these letters to the CWC,  and now we are mobilizing community members to show up and share their love for the Bear in Sacramento. RSVP for our celebratory Bear River Recreation Rally in Sacramento!

#SaveBearRiver #StopCentennialDam #DamWatchdogs #BearRiverRecreationRally #WaterProtectors #YubaRiverWaterKeeper

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Bear River Photo Album (Photos by: Gary Moon)

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