Sacramento River Preservation Trust Announces Dates for Paddle California 2016

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Paddle California is a unique opportunity see the most beautiful section of the Sacramento River from the any type of paddle craft – canoe, kayak, standup paddleboard (SUP) or sufski -- 4 days paddling and 3 nights camping (fully-supported by road crew and caterers).

The Sacramento River Preservation Trust, advocates for preserving the natural values of the Sacramento River system, announced that Paddle California will be September 29 through October 2, 2106 with four-days of paddling and three nights of camping along the river. The journey begins at Sundial Bridge in Redding, CA and ends at Scotty’s Landing in Chico, CA. Read Sacramento Bee article about last year's trip -- http://www.sacbee.com/news/local/article41724345.html

Paddle California is a unique opportunity see the most beautiful section of the Sacramento River from the any type of paddle craft – canoe, kayak, standup paddleboard (SUP) or sufski. The 100-mile course is spread across four leisurely paddle days. It takes paddlers through oak woodlands, dramatic lava flows, riparian gallery forests and on to the valley floor and farmland – all teaming with wildlife and plants showing off their fall colors. Camp sites will be in Anderson, CA, Red Bluff, CA and Corning, CA.

Trip Details

  •     Camping – ground crew will shuttle gear between three riverside campsites
  •     Food – all meals, from breakfast at start through lunch on Sunday, will be catered at the camp sites
  •     Transportation – shuttle will take paddlers and all of their gear from Chico to Redding at end of the trip
  •     Gear – bring your own or high-quality rentals are available
  •     Safety – expert safety boaters and medics will accompany the group down the river

Additional information about the trip is available at http://paddlecalifornia.org/trip-details

Clinics to Prepare for the Adventure
The Paddle California team will be hosting two moving-water paddle clinics this summer — July 30-31 and August 27-28. These are great opportunities to get out on the water, whether you’ll be joining us for Paddle California or just want to play on the river. For more information or to register for a clinic, go to: http://paddlecalifornia.org/clinics.

About the Sacramento River Preservation Trust
The Sacramento River Preservation Trust works to preserve the natural values of the Sacramento River watershed through collaborative advocacy efforts to support access and conservation. Advocating on behalf of members and concerned citizens, we participate in local, regional and statewide programs that impact the River as part of environmental coalitions throughout the State. While we work closely with other nonprofits, government agencies and working groups as well as businesses, we remain an independent voice for the Sacramento River. It is our vision that everyone in the state of California understands the importance of the River and participates in its preservation. For more information, go to http://www.sacrivertrust.org.

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