Successful weekend |

Successful weekend



Only in a community as wonderful as ours could the Calling Back the Salmon event be such a success.

Held Saturday of last week on the Yuba River as part of the Indigenous Peoples Days weekend, the event was made possible by diverse people working together for common goals: To heal the wounds created by past generations and to bring wild salmon back to their former home in the upper Yuba Watershed. Thanks to the Tsi-Akum Maidu tribe, the Colfax-Todd’s Valley Consolidated Tribe, SYRCL, The Sierra Fund, Friends of Deer Creek and KVMR.

Thanks also to the business sponsors and the many individual volunteers, including students from Nevada Union. Thanks to the hundreds of community members who came to the sunrise ceremony at Parks Bar and the Calling Back the Salmon Ceremony and salmon feast at Bridgeport. As a business sponsor, I was heartened to see so many people interested in our local Maidu tribe and in restoring salmon to our local rivers.

To learn more about restoring wild salmon to the upper Yuba watershed, come to a town hall meeting Oct. 24 at 6 p.m. at Miners’ Foundry, Nevada City.

Roger Hicks, MD

Medical Director

Yubadocs Urgent Care

Grass Valley

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