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Not about water rights

I read the following at the Board of Supervisors meeting of Feb. 8:

“I want to thank Jim Eicher, Jeannie Masquelier, Lorna Dobrovolny, and Ray Patton, who were the the four chief facilitators involved in the South Yuba River Comprehensive Management Plan, for putting up with a widely diversified, vocal, and sometimes downright difficult group of citizens of Nevada County in the one and a half years and 40 meetings (plus field trips) that it took leading to the compilation of the 75 page January 25th draft by Jeannie and Lorna. Gary Peterson and Eric did a great job too.

“It was a real revelation to me that a group with such widely differing ideologies and interests found a common interest in wanting the South Yuba River to be treated as a special place for the enjoyment of all. I actually grew to have good feelings for every one of the regular attendees even though I had profound disagreements with some in years gone by.”



The Union apparently missed the extremely broad scope of what all of us involved in this plan have accomplished. The plan that we dedicated people developed had nothing to do with “water rights.”

Don Jones




Penn Valley


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