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Stories have begun to pour in from OWAC members' adventures at the Spring Conference in Placer County. See below for links to what has come in so far, and then send your story links in, too!

Hardy catches 8.4-pound largemouth bass — by Bill Ryan

Rafting and reflecting on the American River — Steve Callan

Old town Auburn, portrait of a gold rush town — Jack Eidt

California’s outdoor writers flock to Auburn, Placer County — Gus Thomson

We did see the Forest(hill) for the trees — Barbara Steinberg

The dish on Placer County small towns — Barbara Steinberg

Fifty percent of Sierra Nevada’s trees dead or dying—Are our forests doomed? — Tom Wilmer

Rafting on the Middle Fork of the American River — Ron Erskine

Fun Fishing and Farm Ponds — Carol Martens

Fishing Folsom Lake — Denis Peirce

 

Story Opportunity

Who's interested in an international climbing story? This summer my brother, two friends and I are going to Tanzania to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro and also to raise money for Badjao Bridge, the nonprofit Dan Johanson founded to help impoverished Filipino children out of poverty. We're paying all our own expenses, so 100% of sponsorships will go to the charity. We welcome any publicity. Thanks for spreading the word and for any support!

Fundraising page: https://www.grouprev.com/kili-for-kids-matt-johanson
Badjao Bridge: badjaobridge.org
and https://www.facebook.com/Badjao-Bridge-112733162143970/

Thanks if you can help spread the word!
Matt Johanson

April 2016 Newsletter

The Spring Conference in Placer County is a major highlight of the April newsletter. Click on the link below to check it out!

April 2016 Newsletter

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