Senator Feinstein Protects Wild and Scenic Merced

Posted: 05/04/2012
By: Megan Hooker


On April 17th, American Whitewater joined a coalition of organizations in urging Senator Diane Feinstein to protect the free-flowing Wild and Scenic Merced river and prevent it from being drown by the expansion of the New Exchequer Dam and Lake McClure. Happily, the Senator has agreed - for now - to drop her efforts to enact legislation that would have done just that.
Our nation has a strong history of building dams, and the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was established to balance this policy.  A Wild and Scenic designation protects the free-flowing nature of select rivers with outstandingly remarkable values - for present and future generations. The Wild and Scenic Merced became part of that balance in 1992, and should remain so into the future.
Help us thank Senator Feinstein for preserving the free-flowing nature and recreation values of the Merced, and ask her to continue to stand up for Wild and Scenic rivers into the future! Send her an e-mail or give her a call today!

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