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Eric Peach, coordinator for ...
Eric Peach, coordinator for Protect American River Canyons, which has three cleanup sites scheduled for Saturday, said his group has pulled couches, electronics and even a jet ski out from under the Foresthill Bridge.
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at (530) 885-8878 to volunteer with Protect American River Canyons
, William Templin at (916) 601-9954 to volunteer with the Upper American River Foundation
, Jessica Aviña at (530) 887-9222 to volunteer with the Placer Land Trust
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"It's exciting and interesting that they were able to find a compromise between industry, recreation and the environment," said Eric Peach, board member of Protect American River Canyons.
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Eric Peach awaits a return to "the cathedral" along the American River -- a stretch where the river narrows to run alongside steep cliffs of huge bedrock.
"You cannot believe this pristine wilderness is so close to Auburn," he
said."We call it the cathedral."
The cathedral is part of a four-mile stretch of the American River below No Hands Bridge at the confluence of its middle and north forks.The entire stretch has been closed to rafting and other boating since the 1970s.
> But access to the area is planned with a Placer County Water Agency project to install permanent pumps to draw water from the American River to provide adequate supplies for fast-growing Placer County.
...Peach, who is conservation chairman for Protect American River Canyons, said the water agency "has the rights to the water."
The final environmental report eliminates one parking lot proposed in the draft report.A single 50-lot site at the concrete batch plant for the old Auburn Dam remains.
A 20-space lot proposed for the western riverbank has been eliminated.
"I guess good things happen to ...
"I guess good things happen to people who wait," said Eric Peach, a board member with Auburn's Protect American River Canyons."We'd like to see the river restored not just for recreation , but for the river itself."
The PARC group opposes the construction of a dam in the canyon and has supported the pump station and river restoration project.
'We're glad the Placer County Water Agency
has seen the value and is investing into the project," Peach
Eric Peach, PARC ...
Eric Peach, PARC conservation chairman, says of a blessing that kicks off the American River Confluence Festival.
...In its 17th year, the festival, to be held Sunday at the American River Overlook Park in order to celebrate local canyons, has a couple highlights this year, said Eric Peach, Protect American River Canyons conservation chairman.
This year's festival celebrates the restoration and re-opening of the four-mile river stretch between the North/Middle Fork Confluence to China Bar
"We're looking forward to this year's festival," Peach
"It has some common (flora and fauna) and some that you have to look a little harder to see," Peach
The map also offers background, rules and regulation.
"It's kind of a different twist," Peach
said."Instead of trying to describe how to do everything, we thought, let's do a little enrichment here.We're getting more and more people who want to know about the natural history of the canyon."
The map will be available at the festival for $5, or free to current or new PARC members, Peach
Stan Padilla asks the river to bless us and guide us for the following year," Peach
Recreational opportunities include a rock climbing wall â€" "You get the best view of the river from the top," Peach
said â€" along with a canyon ecology hike, bike ride and run.The festival also includes a silent auction featuring inflatable kayaks, Peach
said everything the Confluence Festival has to offer has to do with encouraging an appreciation of local waterways.
"It's written into our mission to promote safe, responsible recreational use of the canyon, and we're trying to fulfill our goals," he
"The recreation season is really starting now and people are starting to stick around, so it's a good chance to plan some river adventures with the information they gather with new friends they meet at the river festival," Peach
The Journal's Loryll Nicolaisen can be reached at lorylln@goldcountrymedia