The Sacramento – A Transcendent River, March 21, 2013

“The Sacramento – A Transcendent River” Coming to Mt. Shasta

Hosted by The River Exchange

The River Exchange
Learn about the History of the Sacramento River; March 21st

Greetings! Mark your calendars for our next Sustainable Watershed Series event, featuring Bob Madgic’s new book about the Sacramento River. We’d love to see you there!

“The Sacramento – A Transcendent River” Presentaion and Book Signing
We are excited to be hosting author Bob Madgic on Thursday, March 21st to introduce his new book about our famed local river. The event will be at 6:00pm at the Mt. Shasta Sisson Museum, located at 1 N. Old Stage Road in Mt. Shasta. Registration is not required, and a $5 donation is requested at the door.

Bob Madgic’s new book celebrates the power and beauty of the Sacramento River and the wildlife it supports. It chronicles the Sacramento River’s natural and human history and its role as a source of learning, recreation, and contemplation, as well as being a primary force in transforming California. The event will feature a multimedia presentation by the author. Copies of his new book will be available for purchase, with a percentage of proceeds benefitting the River Exchange’s educational programs. In fact, Bob mentions the River Exchange in the book; thank you Bob!

The Sacramento: A Transcendent River is the first comprehensive publication on one of the most important rivers in the world. Through crisp writing and more than 190 stunning photos, it traces the river from its headwaters to its estuary, and its human history from before Euro-Americans to the present. Running throughout are incisive accounts of where the river has undergone alterations and degradations, often with damaging consequences.

According to Tim Palmer, author of Rivers of California, ”California’s largest river has long deserved a book that tells its story with insight, engagement, and soul. Bob Madgic has now filled the bill with this publication. In fresh and essential ways, the reader will come to know and understand this magnificent river that is so crucial to the ecology and economy of the entire state and beyond.”

This is Bob’s fourth published work. His other titles include Shattered Air; A True Account of Catastrophe and Courage on Yosemite’s Half Dome, A Guide to California’s Freshwater Fishes, and Pursuing Wild Trout; A Journey in Wilderness Values.  These books will also be available for purchase at the event. For more information about Bob Madgic’s books and his other events, visit

Call us at (530) 235-2012 or email for more information.

Feel free to pass along this information to your friends and family, and thank you for all you do to support the health of our local waters!


Robin Singler,
The River Exchange

Annual Meeting — March 28th — Sisson Museum — 6:30 PM




Please join us on Thursday March 28, 2013

at the Sisson Museum from 6:30- 9:00 PM.


This will be an evening to:

~ Review 2012 accomplishments and activities

~ Talk about future dreams

~ Get an update on California State Parks

~ Meet with trail friends and supporters


Contact Joe Wirth @926-2858 if you have questions

Trail Association Annual Members Meeting March 28 – Save The Date!

The Mount Shasta Trail Association will be holding its annual members meeting the evening of Thursday March 28th at the Sisson Museum.    This will be a great chance to hear about the current status of the trail association, get updates on active projects, hear about proposed trail projects, and contribute your thoughts on trail needs in our area.  Its also a great opportunity to meet up with other trail lovers while you enjoy the refreshments!  More information to follow.

Shasta Dunsmuir Link Trail

The Trail Association has recently submitted a project proposal to the California Department of Parks and Recreation for funds to support the construction of approximately 12 miles of new multi-use trail, linking Snowman’s Hill on Highway 89 with the community of Dunsmuir.  California State Parks will review the proposal to see if it qualifies for Recreation Trail Program (RTP) funds.  Partners in the proposed project include Roseburg Forest Products, and the Siskiyou Land Trust.  Stay tuned for additional information!