Community engagement events.

Friends of the River organizes a number of activities throughout the year to engage communities in the river protection movement. Check out our upcoming events!

Opinion Leader River trips

for leaders, reporters, and water policy experts who impact policy on California’s rivers.

California Rivers Day

Join us to celebrate rivers and give them a voice in our legislature.


A five-day journey following the American River to the State Capitol in August.

Salmon Run: 5K Run to Spawn the Next Generation

A 5K fun run in Sacramento to raise awareness and build community around the rivers we work to protect.  Join us for the salmon obstacle course and some amazing salmon hat art!


Dozens of community events and activities from river cleanups and tabling to movie nights and social get-togethers.

Media events and outreach that will generate dozens of news stories to educate and engage the broader public in our work.


Volunteers are needed to help with these activities. If you’d like to join us, please contact Toby Briggs – or (916) 442-3155 Ext 223.