The 'River Conservation and California Water Politics' Category Archive

Occupy Merced River

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 […]

  Published June 27th, 2013

Field Biologist and River Guide Britt Farquharson

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 […]

  Published April 22nd, 2013

So Many Reasons To Be Thankful

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 […]

  Published November 16th, 2012

California River Awards Honor AO Rafting’s Founder

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.  […]

  Published October 9th, 2012

South Fork American River Clean Up Today! Thank You!

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 […]

  Published July 23rd, 2012

Friends of the River Needs Our Help and Your Help

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 […]

  Published August 17th, 2011

Reminder: California River Awards Oct 16th

Come celebrate the successes and grass-roots triumphs of Friends of the River’s 30-year quest to protect California Rivers this weekend in San Francisco on October 16th. Hosted at the Presidio Officer’s Club (ooooh, sounds swanky!  Get out your fancy Chacos […]

  Published October 12th, 2009

Klamath Dam Removal

Pacific Corp, the utility that owns the 4 controversial dams on the Klamath River in Northern California, agreed to decommission the dams by 2020. There was an article on Thursday in the Los Angeles Times that highlights the details of […]

  Published October 4th, 2009

Major News for San Joaquin River!

Rivers flow to the sea, right?  As long as people don’t divert them, or use up all the water before they get there, anyway. For 60 years, the San Joaquin River hasn’t made it to the sea–but starting yesterday, that’s […]

  Published October 2nd, 2009

Tuolumne River featured by Ken Burns TONIGHT!

With this cloudy weather we’re having here in El Dorado county today what sounds better than getting a cozy sweatshirt out of storage and curling up on the couch tonight with Ken Burn’s latest documentary?  Ok Ok I know you […]

  Published September 29th, 2009

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