Conservation News

Environmental Water Caucus

The Mission of the Environmental Water Caucus is to achieve comprehensive, sustainable water management solutions for all Californians. EWC and its members employ political, legal and economic strategies to restore ecological health, improve water quality and protect public trust values throughout the San Francisco Bay-Sacramento/San Joaquin Delta estuary and the Central Valley/Sierra Nevada watersheds.

To get the latest info on the Sacramento Delta and all other EWC doings go to the EWC Website

Grant Announcements

June 25, 2011. The FFF and SWC have awarded grants to support several member club conservation projects.

Sespe Fly Fishers: Club members will plant trees in riparian habitat of the endangered Southern California Steelhead in the Ventura River

Sierra Pacific Fly Fishers: Club members will help place temperature monitors in critical habitat of the California golden trout, and collect fin clips for genetic testing

San Diego Fly Fishers: Funding to support an initial bio-assessment of Nine Mile Creek in the Golden Trout Wilderness.

Sierra Pacific/Wilderness Fly Fishers: Club will join forces to trap and remove non-native invasive crayfish from Malibu Creek.


They've received a grant for restoration of the Informational Kiosk at Hot Creek.


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On a divisive dam, a snippy bit of graffiti



By Steve Chawkins, Los Angeles Times
September 19, 2011

If life imitated art, it would be a simple matter to follow the dotted line and snip a 200-foot dam near Ojai off the face of the earth.

For years, an alliance of environmentalists, fishermen, surfers and officials from every level of government has called for demolishing the obsolete structure.

Full Story (LA Times)