THIS WEEKEND: Camp, Hike, Celebrate & Enjoy the Bear River

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Spring is here and it’s time to get out to the river!

This weekend Foothills Water Network and American River Watershed Institute are offering a number of exciting activities at the Bear River Campground. The purpose is to increase awareness of the Bear River and the Campground area, as well as to inform the public as to how NID’s proposed Centennial Dam will impact our community and our natural resources.

Join local experts and elected officials for tours of the reservoir site, ecology hikes and family-friendly activities. Come for a hike or stay for the day or overnight — free family camping will be available.

WHAT: Bear River Celebration

WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 10:00am-9:00pm AND Sunday, April 3, 11:00am-8:00pm

WHERE: Bear River Campground, Campground Road, Colfax, CA

For more information, to see the full schedule of events and to RSVP, visit: Save Bear River.

What Do You Think About Centennial Dam? Let NID Know!


LEARN more about NID’s proposed Centennial Dam.

ATTEND informative public meetings, April 10-14.

SUBMIT your comment letter to NID by April 18th. Check out our FAQ & Short Guide to Writing Comment Letters.

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  1. Rose Wood says:

    I attended the Bear River Campground weekend to stay informed about the proposed dam and to talk with those in the know. I'm interested in finding out what environmental studies have been done, BLM's involvement if any, and if tribal leaders of the area have been contacted regarding sacred and burial sites in the proposed area? I was disappointed with some of the feedback given. I was also disappointed that there was no representative from SYRCL on this most pressing issue. Rose Wood, Miwok member Koot-ba tribe, El Dorado County

  2. Frieda Slavin says:

    Hi Rose, thank you for attending the event at Bear River Campground! This event was hosted by the Foothills Water Network and the American River Watershed Institute. While we are engaged in this issue, and some of our staff did attend during the weekend, we were not able to have a SYRCL representative there throughout the weekend. Please feel free to contact Traci Sheehan, FWN Coordinator at to learn more about what’s happening with NID’s proposal and to join our mailing list.

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