About the Stanislaus Archive

The Stanislaus River Archive is being developed to make clear the importance of the river and the campaigns to save it during the 1970s and 1980s – and to allow anyone to see visual evidence of what the river was, what the campaigns involved, and what it has become.  Learn more about what you can do on this site in this two minute video tutorial. You can also watch this 24 minute recording of a recent zoom webinar showing exactly how to use the archive.

GreenInfo Network, a nonprofit created in 1996 by former ARTA guide/manager and Friends of the River board chair Larry Orman to provide information technology support to other NGOs, was asked to develop this web site by a group of those who have a long history with the Stanislaus River and who believe it offers enduring inspiration for efforts to conserve the natural world.

Those in this group (many shown in photo of early organizing meeting, at right) include Richard Roos-Collins, John Cassidy, Mark Dubois, Alexander Gaguine, Gracielle Rossi, Jennifer Jennings, Jon Amodio, Joe Daly, Roy Tennant, Christian Kallen, Martin Blake (now deceased), and others.

A small group of Stanislaus lovers have helped fund this site over the years, with very generous donations of the funds needed for the technical work on building and maintaining the web site. We couldn’t have done this without each of them!

This project builds on tremendous volunteer efforts by Roy Tennant, who developed the first generation of the archive, and Marty Blake, who passed away in May 2022, whose Stanislaus River Museum in Sonora, California, showcased extensive printed material, much of which is digitally available in the archive. It has also benefited from so many who have already contributed their information to the archive.


As of 2024, the Stanislaus Archive site is fully functioning with a rich variety of information – over 2,500 items!  We are always looking for and adding new photos, videos and documents so check back often! We are also working on developing a “story” framework for the archive, to overlay and complement the repository functions of the site.

Keep up with what’s going on for the Archive by subscribing to our newsletter, and by reading our blog  – and, please donate to help support this effort!  You can review past copies of newsletters here.


To get in touch with us, start by sending us email to: stanislaus@greeninfo.org – it may take a few days or so to get back to you. Thanks!