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.

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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.

canoe paddle.3If you have questions, please email us or call (916) 442-3155 x223.