Cal 100 Community Conservation Paddle Day and BBQ
Sunday, May 19, 2013 from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
This non-competitive paddle will start from the Sun Dial Bridge in Redding and float to Anderson River Park. Bring your own boat/kayak/canoe etc. OR if you don't have one, you can reserve a spot in a raft by selecting the "Paddler needs spot in raft" registration.
This is a great opportunity to get out on the river, have a good time with family and friends, learn a bit about Rivers for Change, the California 100, and the wonderful recreation opportunities that await on the Sacramento River. Join the Facebook event page and share with your family and friends!
What to bring:
- Your own boat- kayak, canoe, inflatable kayak etc. If you are bringing your own boat, please bring your own life jacket.
- Change of clothes
- Life jacket (if you have one)
- Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
*Note* If you would like to rent a kayak for the day contact Headwaters Adventure Co. at 530-223-2411.
Where and When to meet:
- 11-11:20am Drop off your boat and gear at the kayak launch near the Sundial Bridge where a Rivers for Change volunteer will watch it. Take Sundial Bridge Drive all the way to the river and unload near the picnic tables and restrooms at the pavillion.
- 11:20: Drive to Anderson River Park and park your car so it is waiting for you at the finish of the paddle.
- 12pm: Ride the free shuttle from Anderson back to the Sundial Bridge where we will load up and have a safety talk.
- 1pm: Get on the water and paddle!
The paddle will take about three hours. 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.
When we arrive at Anderson River Park Headwaters Adventure Company will host a BBQ for donation around 5pm-7pm. All proceeds go to nonprofit Rivers for Change.
- Minors must be accompanied by a Guardian and know how to swim.
- Participants will be required to sign a liability release and wear a life jacket.