The 2007 American River Festival raised a whopping $3550! The festival took place at several American River-front locations around Coloma over the June 22-23rd weekend. Featured events included the West Coast Rafting Championships, river-boarder cross, kayak slalom race, kids kayak clinics, auction, dinner, and even hot air balloon rides. Thank you to local volunteer event organizer Bobbie Housand, who has spearheaded this for 7 years, as well as her crew of about 50 dedicated volunteers.
The American River Conservancy received one half of all the funds raised: approximately $1,750. Other conservation organizations that were awarded donations included American Whitewater and Friends of the River each receiving $700, the American Canoe Association which received $350, and the Tulomne River Trust was awarded $50.
For more information about the ARF, see americanriverfestival.org. Thank you to everyone who participated to make this fundraiser and community event so successful!