South Fork FilmFest
June 1, 2019
The 3rd annual South Fork film festival will again feature the best of river paddlesports from the Sierra Nevada to the East Coast to exotic international locales. Showcasing work from local amateur filmmakers and accomplished professionals from around the world, South Fork FilmFest will highlight the thrill and joy of whitewater paddling. See our FilmFest trailer on YouTube for an advance look!
FilmFest runs from 5 PM to 10 PM at the Gold Trail Grange in Coloma, CA. Tickets are $5, which includes a drink ticket, and from 5 to 6 PM children under 12 are free. There will be food for sale and a variety of beverages. Proceeds go to maintaining the Grange as a Coloma-Lotus community hall and restoring the Grange riverfront.Learn More
SFA – Chili Bar Section River Clean Up
August 8th, 2019
SFA River Cleanup (Chili Bar Run- Upper)
It’s finally time! American River Conservancy and the ED County Parks Division are hosting two cleanup events along the South Fork American River this summer!
Mother Nature has done her part in washing down natural and unnatural debris from the shores of the South Fork American River; now it’s our turn to remove the trash! Raft some exciting Class III rapids and volunteer for one (or all!) of this year’s River Cleanups. Due to the nature of the South Fork American River cleanups, we ask that only volunteers with previous boating experience participate. BYO-PFD: Please bring your own personal flotation device! You must have a life jacket or equivalent to participate with on river activities. Lunch will be provided for volunteers after the events.
The corridor along the South Fork American River is very diverse, both in habitat types and wildlife species. 117 different bird species use this area throughout the year and plastic and sharp metal debris can hurt them, along with the fish and other aquatic wildlife in the river itself! Please help us keep our rivers clean so they can be a recreation center recreational resource for many more years to come.
Note: If you and the family would like to help us keep our rivers pristine but do not have boating experience, please check out the Great Sierra River Clean Up and sign up today!
Thursday, August 8th – Upper South Fork
(Chili Bar Run) 8 am to 3 pm
Meet at 8 am at Marshal Gold Discovery State Park for the shuttle up to Chili Bar
Please contact Taylor Faye: Stewardship@ARConservancy.org or (530) 621-1224 to RSVP for these cleanups– Spaces on rafts are limited! Please let us know if you are willing and able to bring your own raft or watercraft.
Coloma Lotus Community Celebration
September 14th, 2019
Come celebrate our river and our community with Cali Collective on September 14 at the Nugget Campground! Festivities include – family rafting trips and downriver races on the South Fork American, music by Boot Juice Jams, games for kids, food, camping and live performances by local artists! Costumes highly encouraged. Prizes by Kokatat, Immersion Research, Astral, Sweet, Yeti, Werner and more! Proceeds to benefit the CWWC Community Outreach Project. More info at https://www.cwwcollective.com/community-celebrationEvent Website
Gold Discovery Day
January 25, 2020
January 24th marks the anniversary of James Marshall’s momentous discovery of gold in the tail race of Sutter’s Mill. This event is commemorated every year with living history, interactive period trade demonstrations, music and a Gold Rush Symposium featuring noted authors and scholars on gold rush history. Join us in celebration on Saturday, January 25th 2020 -Time: 10:00a.m. – 2:00p.m. Parking is $8.00 per car. For more information please contact our museum at (530) 622-3470.Learn More