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Friends of the River Foundation Records
BANC MSS 88/25  
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Description
This collection contains documentation collected during the campaigns to preserve the Stanislaus River, stop construction of the New Melones Dam and protect other creeks and rivers through grassroots public awareness campaigns and water policy legislation.
Background
Friends of the River (F.O.R.) was founded as a grassroots conservation organization in 1973 and their headquarters are located in Sacramento, California. F.O.R.'s founders are Gerald "Jerry" H. Meral, Rob Caughlan, David Oke and David Kay, who established F.O.R. as an outgrowth of the signature gathering campaign to stop the construction of the New Melones Dam on the Stanislaus River near Jamestown, California. In 1975, under the leadership of Mark Dubois and Jennifer Jennings, the Friends of the River Foundation was incorporated as a non-profit membership based organization dedicated to river protection. The group's primary activities are grassroots organizing, public outreach and education and working on behalf of water policy legislation throughout California.
Extent
38 linear feet (24 cartons, 3 oversize boxes, 9 oversize folders, 2 tubes)
Restrictions
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Availability
Collection is open for research.