Join us for 1 – 4 legs of a week-long paddle-a-thon along the American River
from Coloma to the State Capital
to change the conversation about water in California.
Paddlers are welcome to bring their personal crafts (kayaks, rafts, SUP, IKs, etc) or paddle with FOR guides and volunteers. BOAT TYPE indicates the kind of craft being provided by FOR.
Leg | Date
mEET UP LOCATION
|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 for details|
|Leg 4 | August 11th||Folsom Dam to Lower Sunrise||thru paddlers only++||TBA||Contact Coordinator for details|
|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.
Registration opens soon!
Each paddler registers for the 1-4 days.
We challenge each paddler to raise $250 per paddle day to using their own customizable EveryDay Hero page!
Follow this link to build your own in 3 easy steps!
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” means the guide only points to where they want people to go (not towards hazards.)
Our goal is to raise $15,000 through P2C to support these solutions.
- Getting our leaders out to experience rivers first-hand and learn more about what we can do to save them.
- California Rivers Day—an event that brings more than twenty river groups to Sacramento to give rivers a strong voice in the Capitol.
- The River Advocacy Training School—FOR’s program to train the next generation of river advocates across the state.
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.
If you have questions, please email us or call (916) 442-3155 x223.