Alan Ehrgott

Alan Ehrgott is the Executive Director of the American River Conservancy, which has been preserving rivers and land for life since 1989.

Updated Jauary 2018

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History of the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony

On November 1, 2010, the American River Conservancy (ARC) purchased a 272-acre property called the Wakamatsu Tea and Silk Farm Colony. Wakamatsu Farm is approximately two miles south of Coloma and the Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park. The physical address is 941 Cold Springs Road, Placerville, California.

Within the American River watershed, Wakamatsu Farm is prime agricultural land with a mosaic of springs, streams, wetlands, and woodlands of blue and live oak. Ponds on the Farm attract wildlife, particularly migratory waterfowl duringthe winter and early spring. But the most compelling feature of the land is its Japanese cultural history. …

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