Archive for the 'River Conservation and California Water Politics' Category

When in Drought, There’s Still Water for Rafting!

March 6th, 2015 Emily Vernizzi
Rafting on dam-controlled rivers

  Droughts. They’re rough. They cause all sorts of troubles, but don’t jump to too many conclusions! Many people assume that droughts = no rafting, but that’s WRONG!!! Despite what you’d think, there’s still loads of incredible rafting options even when Mother Nature leaves us pretty high and dry. In normal snowpack years, AO offers […]

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Rivers and More! Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2014

January 9th, 2014 Malina

Round these parts, you think of rivers, you think of rafting.  Duh.  But wait, there’s more!  What about the creatures that live in them?  Or how dams effect them?  Or what about rivers literally buried alive under cities?  I didn’t know that either, but apparently there are cities all over the world that, over time, […]

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Have a Cocktail, Support Tuolumne River Recovery!

September 16th, 2013 Malina

                                The Good Folks at the Tuolumne River Trust have re-vamped their annual celebration of All Things Tuolumne in light of the Rim Fire.  Yes, there will be the usual cocktails, tasty snackies, and hob-nobbing.  But this year the focus will […]

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Occupy Merced River

June 27th, 2013 Malina

The Merced River needs your help.  If you’ve rafted the Merced–and there are thousands of you, we know because we tightened your life jacket and reminded you to put on sunscreen–it’s time to pay it forward a little. Here’s the situation.  One of California’s State Senators–Tom McClintock for those of you who like to keep […]

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Field Biologist and River Guide Britt Farquharson

April 22nd, 2013 Amy diVittorio

Yes, we know Britt as a talented river guide-ess, hard-core bicyclist and Junior Guide School specialist but, did you know that she was a varsity lacrosse athlete who studied Biological Sciences at UC Davis? I didn’t. So it makes perfect sense for Britt to combine two of her passions as she takes on the position […]

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So Many Reasons To Be Thankful

November 16th, 2012 Amy diVittorio

As it is the month of Thanksgiving I’d say it’s time to count some of our blessings here at AO. Last month AO’s founding father, George Armstrong, was honored at the C.R.A. Gala. George received the Mark Dubois Award for his leading role in furthering river conservation. In the 60’s George pioneered an outdoor education […]

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California River Awards Honor AO Rafting’s Founder

October 9th, 2012 Amy diVittorio

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 […]

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South Fork American River Clean Up Today! Thank You!

July 23rd, 2012 Malina

Ever wonder what happened to that tube of sunscreen that rocketed out of your zinc-coated hands and flew into the bushes just above Satan’s Cesspool, or where your camera that you swore you had securely tied to the boat  ended up at the end of the day as you took out Folsom Lake after a day rafting the South […]

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Friends of the River Needs Our Help and Your Help

August 17th, 2011 Malina

It all started in 1973 when a group of friends came together to try and stop a dam that would drown the Stanislaus River.  Ten years later, as the water of the New Melones Reservoir rose, their worst fears came true. Nearly 40 years later,  that initial group of friends has grown into the largest river protection organization in California–Friends of the […]

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Environmental Film Festival: Jan 15th-17th Nevada City, Ca

January 4th, 2010 Malina

I just learned about the Wild and Scenic Environmental Film Festival coming up in a few weeks and it sounds awesome.  The two day festival is an incredible hodge-podge of mini-films that range from five minutes long on plastic bags and growing asparagus, to half-hour presentations from the guys that made “King Corn,”  to full, feature-length giants like Food Inc.  The […]

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