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Dear *|FNAME|*
I'm excited announce the NEW Stanislaus River web site:

And before a few tantalizing details and on behalf of the handful of river friends who helped us get this far, I want to ask YOU to help fund the next phase for the site, where we tell more deeply the stories of the river - you were there, you know what this place means. We need to raise $25,000 - donations of $100-500 (or more) are most needed, though we appreciate anything that's possible. You can give via Paypal/credit card by going to, or mail a check to the nonprofit GreenInfo Network (which I work for and was asked to develop this new site) at the address** below - all donations are tax deductible.

Ok, now the good stuff (here's a two minute video tutorial on what you can do on the web site):

There's so much to explore here, and we're just getting started - YOU can help us, if you have photos or documents. Just sign up for an account and you'll be able to contribute your items to the site, in your own Collection.  Learn more here:

Going forward, we want to bring in more stories about what the river meant, especially for those who weren't there, a timeline view of the all photos and documents, and more. To do this will take funding - please contribute now, and point us to others who might be able to do that, too. In 2019, there will be a series of commemorative events about this and other river conservation and its deeper meanings, and this will feed into that effort (Mark Dubois very involved, would love to hear from you if you're interested -

So far, this project has been supported by just a handful of long-standing Stanislaus river friends who've given us the funding to have the nonprofit tech whizzes at GreenInfo Network develop this site (disclaimer - I started the organization 20+ years ago, though at this point all my time is being contributed).

We need your help to widen this circle of supporters - and to ensure that the beauty and magic of the Stanislaus stays alive for us, our kids - and especially for everyone who comes after:  we want this river "Alive Again"!

Thanks so much, and enjoy finding all the magic and memories now on the site - we look forward to you adding your own, too!  Please pass this on to your river and other friends, too.


Larry Orman  
(ARTA guide early 70s, FOR board chair late 1980s, river lover always..)

Note: This site upgrades the amazing work of Roy Tenant, who developed the first version and brought in so much material through his efforts - we forever thank him for that start.

**ADDRESS for donation checks (make note, "Stanislaus"):  GreenInfo Network, 2201 Broadway Suite M5, Oakland CA 94612

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