Every Fall, the first rains scour the Calaveras River Watershed and wash oil, pesticide, and other pollutants into the river.

The result is always the same: multitudes of fish die off and float to the surface of the water.

This unfortunate event is usually observable from any of the bridges corssing over the river in Stockton. Last year, it was particlualy noticeable from the Pacfic Avenue and Pershing Avenue bridges.

To be sure, FLCR members will be ready with cameras and cell phones by their sides to help document this sad event.

Perhaps we can send a collage with pictures from over the years to our local policy makers in order to convince them that we need to do more to prevent an event that happens “like clockwork” year after year!