Memorial Day On-River Cleanup
Monday, May 27., Irvine Finch to Scotty's Landing
What: An on river and bank spring cleaning for the Sacramento River. Bring water, snacks, your own boat, raft, kayak or canoe or reserve a spot in one of ours (limited to 20 spots).
Register: @ http://sacrivercleanup.eventbrite.com/
Why: Because it's a great time to get on the river and clean it up at the same time. Bring your friends and family and meet new friends.
When: Monday May 27th, 9am shuttle, river cleanup 10am-2pm, informal/unofficial social at Scotty's Landing Restaurant 2-5pm (12609 River Rd. Chico, CA 95973)
Where: (9am-10am put in, float 10-1pm): On River Cleanup: Irving Finch Access near Hamilton Scotty's Landing on River Road. (map).
(9am-2pm) Bank Cleanup: Bidwell-Sacramento River State park Pine Creek Access Unit, jsut souht of Scotty's bar and Grill on River Road.
Who: This event is sponsored by the Sacramento River Preservation Trust in coordination with Rivers for Change as part of their source to sea paddle adventure down the Sacramento River.
What to bring:
On River Clean-Up Instructions: Meet us at Irvine Finch State Park at 9am to drop boats and gear and shuttle cars to the end point. We'll get on the water around 10am and pick up as much trash as we can find, on our way down to Bidwell-Sacramento State Park parking lot and Scotty's Landing. We'll take out around 2pm and head over to Scotty's Landing for an unofficial late lunch and informal social gathering from 2-5pm.
It is class I/II water, which means there will be some obstacles like trees in the water to avoid, currents that you will have to paddle in and out of and a few riffles. If you are bringing your own boat you should be comfortable with maneuvering through eddies and in a moving current.
Dress as if you expect to fall in, though we don’t think you will! It is always easier to take off a layer to cool off than get warm when wet. Fleece and synthetic clothing in layers is recommended. Long sleeves and hats are preferred for sun protection. We will have a dry bag for you to bring a few items along in the rafts. Everyone must wear lifejackets at all times on the water.
This is a great opportunity to get on the river and learn a bit about Rivers for Change, the Sacramento River Preservation Trust and help give back to the river all while having a good time. Join the Facebook event page to share with your family and friends! Facebook Event Page
Bank Clean Up: Meet us at 9am in the parking lot just south of Scotty's Landing, part of the Bidwell-Sacramento River State Park unit, look for event signs and excited volunteers. There are bathrooms and plenty of parking spaces there. We will provide bags and gloves to volunteers and be picking up trash along the river bank from the parking lot to Scotty's Landing. We will also be assisting boaters unload their craft as they land at the confluence of Pine Creek and the Sacramento River.
Scotty's Landing Social: Volunteers. local groups and representatives form Rivers for Change and the Sacramento River Preservation Trust will celebrate a day of giving back to the river from 2-5pm. The event will feature live music, door prizes, and food and beverages available for purchase from Scotty's. Bob Madgic will be at the event with copies of his new book for sale and to sign copies previously sold.
See you at the River!
The Sacramento, A Transcendent River
Author: Bob Madgic
A new version of the Sacramento River story, from geologic formation, to native peoples, western discovery, industrialization, the Gold Rush, and current efforts of preservation, restoration and education (Chapter 9), is now available for purchase!
*Mention the Sac River Trust and we receive 20% of your purchase as a donation from Bob.
To purchase a book please fill out the order form at bobmadgic.com or call the Sac RiverTrust office at 530-345-1865.
"The Sacramento, A Transcendent River"
We invite you to enjoy author Bob Madgic's new book, "The Sacramento, A Transcendent River." The Sacramento River Trust is highlighted in this beautiful piece of literature as one of the groups birthed out of a need to "Preserve, Restore and Educate" the Sacramento River and the communities that rely on it.
The Sac River Trust is excited to help promote and distribute this beautiful work, chalked full of photographs and fun facts about the most valuable river in California. The Sac River Trust will also receive 20% of sales to help promote our mission to preserve and protect the Sacramento River.
Bob Madgic has authored several books about water and the environment including: A Guide To California's Freshwater Fishes, Pursuing Wild Trout. A Journey in Wilderness Values., & Shattered Air.
(Right) John Merz patrolling the Sac in 2010.
*Spring is here and the calendar is filling up fast. Please take a look at some of our events coming soon in the Sac Watershed.
Spring Float Trips
Full Moon Float
Friday, May 24, 2013, 5-11pm