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Gear Swap @ Camp Lotus


The great annual Raft Swap will take place at Camp Lotus on Saturday, Sept 30th. This is a great community gear garage sale, with rafts, kayaks, canoes, inflatable kayaks, SUP’s, life jackets, paddles, oar frames, throw bags, wet suits, dry suits, repair gear, coolers and camping gear. At the Raft Swap, you can drop your … Continue reading Gear Swap @ Camp Lotus

A Salute to Ron Stork


Join us in celebrating Ron Stork’s 30 years of hard work and dedication to rivers! On the Friends of the River staff since 1987, Ron has had responsibilities for organizing Friends of the River’s flood-management and water-project advocacy efforts in the American River watershed, California dam licensing and re-licensing programs, Central Valley drainage issues, urban … Continue reading A Salute to Ron Stork

Paddle to the Capital


JOIN US on a multi-day paddle-a-thon along the AMERICAN RIVER FROM COLOMA TO THE STATE CAPITAL TO CHANGE THE CONVERSATION ABOUT WATER IN CALIFORNIA. The multiday fundraising paddle builds our community and our strength to ‘Point Positive’ towards protecting California’s rivers in a changing world. Raise a paddle with us for one or more days on this epic … Continue reading Paddle to the Capital

Canoe Fundamentals Class


Want to take your knowledge to the next level? Experienced trainers teach you the skills you need to efficiently and safely maneuver canoe in flatwater and whitewater. The classes follow the American Red Cross curriculum. Flatwater Fundamentals The flatwater beginner class good for someone new to canoeing or wanting to add finesse to their basic … Continue reading Canoe Fundamentals Class

Advocacy Outing-American River


An opportunity to explore issues facing California’s rivers by visiting significant sites—by canoe.  Mary Maret, Natural Resource Specialist for Sacramento County Parks since 1999, will talk about the American River as we paddle down it! No experience needed. A short skills class will be taught at the beginning of the trip by trained instructors. Equipment provided. … Continue reading Advocacy Outing-American River

River of Song – A Musical Celebration of California’s Life-Giving Waters


Laurie Lewis & Tom Rozum, Barbara Higbie, T Sisters, Thompsonia, Jenner Fox, and special guests Tuesday, June 6, 2017, 8:00 pm (doors open at 7:00 pm) Proceeds will benefit Foothill Conservancy and Friends of the River $35 adv / $39 door Purchase tickets online Not only has the International Bluegrass Music Association twice named Laurie … Continue reading River of Song – A Musical Celebration of California’s Life-Giving Waters

Keep it Wild! – Merced River


Join us for a great evening to celebrate the Wild and Scenic Merced River – music, information, food, friends! Dean Bernacchi, a River Advocate volunteer, will be sharing what folks need to know about protecting the Wild and Scenic status of the Merced River and what might threaten it.