SFA Low Water Wednesday River Cleanup (Marshall Gold to Mother Lode)

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 in the river. 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.

Wednesday, September 4th (early afternoon) – Low Water Wednesday

(Coloma to Mother Lode) Family-friendly, no experience required! 
If you join us on the water either from Marshal Gold down to Henningsen Lotus Park(HLP), or HLP down to Mother Lode in a kayak, inner tube or snorkel, and wet suit, please be at HLP at 1 pm. For those of you that would like to walk/wade/swim over from HLP up to the Coloma-Lotus bridge and back, please join us at 3 pm.

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. Walking and wading space not-limited. Please contact us if you are not able to participate in the cleanup but would like to join our community potluck/BBQ- you are welcome!