California River Awards Honor AO Rafting’s Founder

Posted October 9, 2012 by Amy diVittorio

All-Outdoors Rafting Founder George Armstrong circa 1960’s

Friends of the River’s California River Awards is an annual gala event and fundraiser that celebrates and honors leaders in river conservation, preservation and protection. This year All-Outdoors founder George Armstrong has been chosen to receive the Mark Dubois Award.  George has been a longtime river conservation advocate and since the inception of his rafting company George has positioned All-Outdoors as a leader in river protection. All-Outdoors was the first outfitter to work with government agencies and conservation organizations to provide commercial guides and local school teachers with interpretive workshops on the natural and cultural history of California rivers and their watersheds. These workshops are now nationally recognized as a model of on-river outdoor education training.  George’s conservation practices have begun a tradition of river conservation and they have inspired generations of river lovers all over California.

Congratulations George!  To join in the fun on October 19th, 2012 you can purchase tickets in advance for $100 or at the door for $150.  Please show your support and join us for dinner, wine, and a silent auction.


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