South Fork River Clean Up August 21st

Posted August 19, 2013 by Malina

AOrafting_GuideSchoolThe South Fork American River Clean Up

The last time you rafted the South Fork did you think “this is great but I would also love to diddle daddle in the calm sections, explore the rocky shore and investigate around tree trunks and boulders…..and I’d like to do it while riding a dolphin or on an inflatable turtle . . . ” Well wish no more because this Wednesday you can do all that and do a good turn for Mother Nature if you join the Low-Water River Clean Up day on the South Fork! 

Low Water Opportunity

Every Wednesday this year the water levels are brought down by the Powers That Be on the South Fork  and the river is too low to raft.  These lower  flows expose a lot of areas usually covered by water so it allows access to garbage and trash that’s impossible to access the rest of the week.  Who knows, this year it may also expose treasure of some kind, not just broken lawn chairs and beer cans….

How to Join and What to Bring

If you want to join in you’ll need to register with the county (email noah.rucker-triplett@edcgov.usor the American River Conservancy (email   You’ll also need to bring a PFD and floaty device of some kind. 

The meet place for the clean-up is at 8:30 am on 8/21 at Henningson Lotus Park (950 Lotus Rd). Lunch provided at Henningson Lotus Park afterwards to say thanks for your hard work!

(Above: Matt, Lynsey, and John V model the perfect low-water clean-up craft!)


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