New Tuolumne River Educational Center Opens

It’s called the Water Shed. It has opened its visitor center doors onMain Street in Groveland to educate people on watershed issues. Thecenter is operated by the Tuolumne River Preservation Trust, a nonprofit organization that focuses attention on both the Tuolumne andthe Clavey River watersheds.

Center manager Charles Little tells us that with a successful battleto keep a dam from being built on the Clavey on its resume, the groupdecided the next step should be to help the public understand whatClavey and Tuolumne River watershed protection is all about. …Hence the center.

The Groveland center is open Thursday from noon to 7pm and Friday,Saturday & Sunday from 10am to 7pm and features extensive educationaldisplays on the natural and human history of watersheds.

Additionally the Water Shed has inaugurated an impressive series offield trips. Led by experts, each excursion explores a different areaof river drainage…highlighting ecology and natural beauty. Thesetrips begin in late May and run through August.

To secure a brochure, send a self-addressed, stamped envelope to: Tuolumne Watershed Visitor Center, P.O. Box 612, Groveland, CA 95321. Interested parties may also contact the center by phone for moreinformation. 209.962.0641

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