Join us for 1 or more legs
of a Multi-day paddle-a-thon
along the American River
AUG 5TH AND 6TH | AUG 10TH & 11TH | AUG 12TH & 13TH
from Coloma to the State Capital
to change the conversation about water in California.
We’re organizing this event to POINT POSITIVE to resilient water solutions. Together, we’ll send a message to our state leaders that we can meet our water needs without destroying our rivers!
(“Point positive” in rafting means the guide only points to where they want people to go (not towards hazards.)
Our goal is to raise $10,000!
Paddlers are welcome to bring their personal crafts (kayaks, rafts, SUP, IKs, etc.) or paddle with FOR guides and volunteers.
Aug 5th and 6th | Aug 10th & 11th | Aug 12th & 13th
Why we paddle.
- The River Advocacy Training School—FOR’s program to train the next generation of river advocates across the state.
- Research that guides policy making for the Point Positive Campaign.
- Getting our leaders out to experience rivers first-hand and learn more about what we can do to save them.
Paddling down the American River to the Capital visibly demonstrates how our rivers connect us and builds support for better stewardship of this shared resource. Rivers, the lifeblood of our communities from the Sierra to the Sea, have been severely degraded for more than a century. Today, climate change is fueling increasingly severe drought that will push them beyond their ability to give.
Paddler Resources -
BOAT TYPE indicates the kind of craft being provided by FOR.
|Leg | Date||sECTION||Boat type||mEET UP LOCATION||Logistics|
|Leg 1 | August 5th||Chili Bar to Camp Lotus||raft||Camp Lotus, Lotus, CA||TBA|
|Leg 2 | August 6th||Camp Lotus to Salmon Falls||raft||Camp Lotus, Lotus, CA||TBA|
|Leg 3 | August 10th||Salmon Falls to Folsom Dam||thru paddlers only++||TBA||Contact Coordinator|
|Leg 4 | August 11th||Folsom Dam to Lower Sunrise||thru paddlers only++||TBA||Contact Coordinator|
|Leg 5 | August 12th||Lower Sunrise to Watt||raft/canoe||Watt Boat Ramp||TBA|
|Leg 6 | August 13th||Watt to Camp Pollock||raft/canoe||Camp Pollock||TBA|
++ Email the Coordinator to become a thru paddler. **Subject to change.
If you have questions, please email us or call (916) 442-3155 x223.