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Rio Limpio Tule River Stewardship Project
Jan
19
9:30 AM09:30

Rio Limpio Tule River Stewardship Project

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Volunteering at WildPlaces events is easy, takes about half a day, and is suitable for all ages. Responding to the Trump shutdown of the government, volunteers are invited to join in this river project. We will be doing what we always do…this time with the added air of economic and public lands damage resulting from this administration. Let’s not let our public lands fall apart while this administration does.

Federal government employees of USFS are particularly invited to volunteer in that our project needs all the guidance and planning we can get, given the lack of any oversight by USFS at this time. We only want to administer projects that are needed, timely, and safe.

Volunteers are asked to register by emailing info@wildplaces.net or calling 760.447.1702. We will meet at WildPlaces headquarters in Springville at 9.30 am. Bring sack lunch, sturdy, closed-toed shoes, warm layers, rainjacket, water bottle.

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River Cleanup - Wild and Scenic Rivers are Our Rivers: A 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act
Oct
20
to Oct 21

River Cleanup - Wild and Scenic Rivers are Our Rivers: A 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Wild and Scenic Rivers Act

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2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Groups around the country are celebrating this milestone and looking to the future of our Wild and Scenic Rivers...and WildPlaces joins the party. How? In our traditional fashion of taking action and being the example.

With generous support from Patagonia and Rivers Network, WildPlaces joins this nation-wide celebration by inviting the public to come out to the Tule and help remove the final bits of trash before winter and talk to the people using it about personal responsibility and the Wild and Scenic Act

Why Come?   Because you care about the Tule River. You don't want to see it get trashed, burned, or closed. Maybe you've been going there since you were a kid. Maybe you are a brand new visitor from another state or country. Maybe you are Caucasian, African American, Native American, Latino, Asian, Two-Spirit. Maybe you are Christian, Buddhist, agnostic, Muslim, or atheist.

Any and all of these identities have one thing in common: we all love and need the river, recognize it's importance, and want to act to protect it from harm. That is you, otherwise you wouldn't be receiving this invitation.

So, Just Do It! Join us Saturday and Sunday, October 20-21 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. for quick walk down The Stairs to share the good word about river stewardship, Wild and Scenic designations, and... yes... pick up a little bit of other people's trash. No regrets. No complaining. It's just what we do...you do. 

Be the change you want the world to be. Please come out , even if it is to pick up one can or to show support to the fine young people who will be doing the heavy lifting. 

It's best to call and register that you are coming at 559.539.5263 or email at info@wildplaces.net. We will meet at the Veterans Memorial Park in Springville at 8 a.m. and caravan or van-pool to the sites. Bring water bottle, hat, sun screen. We will provide the rest, including a simple, nutritouous lunch afterwards. 

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Sep
23
9:00 AM09:00

Rio Limpio: Tule River Stewardship Project and Wild and Scenic Rivers Act 50th Anniversary Celebration

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"Volunteers attending Tule River Clean-up on Sept. 23rd to receive free Film Festival tickets"

The Rio Limpio: Tule River Stewardship Project wraps up the 2018 season! Through support from Rivers Network, Patagonia, U.S.F.S., and CA Wildlands Grassroots Fund, six volunteers’ events over four months resulted in trash and gang tagging removal, trail repair, and increased personal responsibility by river recreationists – all delivered by hundreds of statewide and regional volunteers who are concerned about river health and committed to do something about it.

 

A final event will be held on Sept. 23rd from 9 a.m. until 12 noon (with lunch provided 12 noon - 1 p.m.). Volunteers are needed for this final event and celebration of our wild and scenic Tule River. Volunteers meet at the Veterans Memorial Park in Springville at 9 a.m.  

Upon completion, volunteers receive $5 tickets to the upcoming WildPlaces’ Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Nov. 9th to be held at the WildPlaces satellite office in Fresno at Bitwise Industries.

The 2018 summer events and the Sept. 23 Clean-up commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Wild and Scenic Act (WSR). Passed in 1968, the Act offers protection and acknowledgement to rivers (or sections of rivers) that remain free flowing and possess high quality scenic, wildlife, cultural, and recreation characteristics. The Act protects 12,754 miles of 209 rivers in 40 states, including sections of the Kern River.

Sections of the Tule River qualify for WSR designation as well. With proper understanding of the Act, few can deny its benefit to river health.   It is far better for all that the river remains clean, free flowing, and a scenic highlight that attracts tourist dollars. WildPlaces intents to further explore designation of the Tule River as a WSR and invite public participation in this process.  

The Rio Limpio: Tule River Stewardship program is a watershed-wide community effort of WildPlaces to keep the Tule River safe, clean and open for all to use. WildPlaces is a volunteer-driven organization whose mission is to restore and protect the wild and rural places in the southern Sierra Nevada. Learn more about WildPlaces, volunteering, attending the Wild and Scenic Film Festival, and participating in Wild and Scenic River designation at info@wildplaces.net,    o: (559) 539-5263; c: (760) 447-1702; www.wildplaces.net.

 

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Rio Limpio: Tule River Stewardship and Trash Removal and 50th Anniversary of Wild and Scenic Rivers
Jul
22
8:00 AM08:00

Rio Limpio: Tule River Stewardship and Trash Removal and 50th Anniversary of Wild and Scenic Rivers

You care about the Tule River. You don't want to see it get trashed, burned, or closed. Maybe you've been going there since you were a kid. Maybe you are a brand new visitor from another state or country. Maybe you are Caucasian, African American, Native American, Latino, Asian, Two-Spirit. Maybe you are Christian, Buddhist, Muslim, or atheist.

Any and all of these identities have one thing in common: we all love the river, recognize it's importance, and want to act to protect it from harm. That is you, otherwise you wouldn't be receiving this invitation. Also

Also, 2018 marks the 50th anniversary of the Wild & Scenic Rivers Act. Groups around the country are celebrating this milestone and looking to the future of our Wild and Scenic Rivers...and WildPlaces joins the party.

With generous support from Patagonia and Rivers Network, WildPlaces joins this effort at this event plus on Sept 1, 2018 on the Tule for the "Wild and Scenic Rivers are Our Rivers" event. 

Join us Sunday, July 22 from 8 a.m. until 11 a.m. for quick walk down The Stairs to share the good word about river stewardship and, yes, pick up a little bit of other people's trash. No regrets. No complaining. It's just what we do...you do. 

Be the change you want the world to be. Please come out , even if it is to pick up one can or to show support to the fine young people who will be doing the heavy lifting. 

It's best to call and register that you are coming at 559.539.5263 or email at info@wildplaces.net. We will meet at WildPlaces Headquarters at 8 a.m. and caravan or van-pool to the sites. Bring water bottle, hat, sun screen. We will provide the rest, including a simple, nutritouous lunch afterwards. 

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Rio Limpio Event Offered as Gift to Nature
Dec
25
10:00 AM10:00

Rio Limpio Event Offered as Gift to Nature

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Give Mother Nature a gift on Christmas Day and help keep trash out of the Tule River-- give  the gift of stewardship, then join for food and a sit in the Hot Tub afterwards in Camp Nelson. This is a family friendly event and folks are invited to sign up by contacting us at 559.539.5263. Space is limited and only 5 spots are left. (Yes, you can buy yourself into a spot.).

We will clean up the road from the Stairs to Camp Nelson...or some place near Camp Nelson. 

Interested? Register first at 559.539.5263 and then meet at Springville Veterans Park at          10 a.m,  on Christmas Day. This is a perfect easy-walking activity before you load up on Christmas calories. 

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Wilderness Ranger Academy
Jun
5
to Jun 9

Wilderness Ranger Academy

It's that time of the year again. Those who like the Wilderness Areas of the Sierra, enjoy working like crazy to clear trails, going to bed exhausted, and waking up to do it again....are invited to attend this training which teaches skills using cross cut saw use, trail repair, Leave No Trace, orienteering, first aid, and more. All expenses paid. Limited spots available.

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Sep
17
to Sep 18

Río Limpio: Great Sierra River Cleanup

Volunteers invited to join in stewardship action on the upper Tule River above Springville along with over 50 organizations throughout the Sierra Nevada in this California-wide river and coastal stewardship day. Tasks include trash and graffiti removal, trail maintenance, and outreach to other river users. Volunteers to meet at Springville Veterans Park for orientation and safety and then will caravan to high-use spots along the river. Bring sturdy, close-toed shoes, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, and lunch. 

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Jul
3
9:00 AM09:00

Río Limpio

Volunteers invited to join in stewardship action on the upper Tule River above Springville. Tasks include trash and graffiti removal, trail maintenance, and outreach to other river users. Volunteers to meet at Springville Veterans Park for orientation and safety and then will caravan to high-use spots along the river. Bring sturdy, close-toed shoes, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, and lunch.

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May
29
9:00 AM09:00

Río Limpio

Volunteers invited to join in stewardship action on the upper Tule River above Springville. Tasks include trash and graffiti removal, trail maintenance, and outreach to other river users. Volunteers to meet at Springville Veterans Park for orientation and safety and then will caravan to high-use spots along the river. Bring sturdy, close-toed shoes, hat, sunscreen, water bottle, and lunch.

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