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Memorial Day Sacramento River Clean Up

Rivers for Change

Monday, May 27, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

Memorial Day Sacramento River Clean Up

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Type End Quantity
Bringing my own boat
You will bring your own boat and life jacket (required).
Ended Free  
I need a raft spot
We will reserve a spot on a raft and a life jacket, unless you already have one, then please bring it.
Ended Free  

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Join Rivers for Change and the Sacramento River Preservation Trust for Memorial Day on-river cleanup!  


What: An on river-River Cleanup. Bring water, snacks, gloves, your own boat, raft, kayak or canoe or reserve a spot in one of ours (limited to 20 spots).

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: Irving Finch State River Access near Hamilton to Wash Out and Scotty's Landing

Who: This event is sponsored by Rivers for Change and the Sacramento River Preservation Trust

What to bring:

  • Your own boat or reserve a space in a raft (limited to 20).
  • Some snacks/water
  • A change of clothes.

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 State Park 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. There will be live music and door prizes!

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. Bring gloves if you have them for picking up garbage (rubber gloves or gardening gloves)


  • 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.

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!

Have questions about Memorial Day Sacramento River Clean Up? Contact Rivers for Change

When & Where

Sacramento River near Chico

Monday, May 27, 2013 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (PDT)

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Rivers for Change

Rivers for Change is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit made up of a passionate group of river enthusiasts dedicated to changing the way people think about and interact with water. Through adventure, conservation and education we work to connect individuals and communities to rivers and promote source to sea literacy.

We envision a world where people and communities are active stewards of river systems with a holistic understanding of their interconnectedness and interdependence.


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