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Low Water Wednesday South Fork American River Cleanup (Coloma, CA)

SFA Low Water Wednesday River Cleanup (Marshall Gold to Greenwood) September 4 @ 1:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Wednesday, September 4th Low Water Wednesday South Fork American River Cleanup
Between Marshall Gold, Henningsen Lotus Park and Greenwood. Family friendly, no experience required! 

Join the American River Conservancy in partnership with El Dorado County Parks for our final South Fork American River Cleanup of the summer followed by a community potluck/BBQ! This event is an afternoon event so that parents and kids can join in! We will be cleaning from Marshall Gold down to Henningsen Lotus Park and from HLP down to Greenwood with low water accessible crafts: inflatable/hard shell kayaks, inner tubes, canoes, your wetsuit and snorkeling gear, small rafts 8’ etc. BYO-PFD: Please bring your own personal flotation device!
“On river” people will meet at HLP at 1pm.

This is a LOW WATER Wednesday event… the river will be at fish flows

  • Small Crafts Advised:  Full Sized Rafts won’t be able to get down the river; this is a small craft event.
  • There is opportunity to go snorkeling for junk! Bring your Swim Fins and Snorkels. Wear Good sturdy river shoes (old athletic sneakers or sandals with back straps-No flip flops!)

We will also be walking/wading down from HLP up to the Coloma-Lotus Bridge and back, clearing out trash and debris amongst the rocky outcroppings and beaches. Shore clean up and along the beaches/in shallow water is a perfect way for younger volunteers to help give back to the river community and ecosystem. 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.
“On land” people will meet at HLP at 3pm.

 A community potluck/BBQ for all to follow at 6pm at Henningsen Lotus Park!

Please contact Taylor Faye:  or (530) 621-1224 to RSVP for these cleanups!Let us know if you are willing and able to bring your own raft or water craft. 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!

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Hey @julie! How did the river clean-up go? I know we had a few of our staff out there with their kiddos! Have any photos to share? Thanks for coordinating such an awesome event!

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