Friday, March 14, 2008

Friends of the River...

From FOR...

Hello all past voluteers

Good news! Friends of the River is bringing back the one-and-only California
Rivers Festival, the awesome annual event held each year when the snow
begins to melt and the rivers start to rise. Even better news: admission is

Mark your calendars for Saturday, March 15 and spread the word to fellow
boaters about this great opportunity to see old friends, check out the
latest gear, find deals at the swap meet, and get the latest on what you can
do to help save the rivers you love.

The festival will be in the Sacramento area on Saturday, March 15, 2008,
from 10:00 am to 6:00 p.m. at the Waldorf School in Fair Oaks, overlooking
the American River.

Festival Highlights:

* A chance to see old friends and find new boating buddies!
* A pavilion full of the latest kayak and whitewater gear from your
favorite retailers.
* Swap meet -- buy and sell used boats and gear.
* Live and silent auction with loads of great gear, including a 12¹
Hyside cataraft, a 14-foot Aire Tributary raft and hardshell kayaks!
* Seminars and workshops, such as the state of the delta and levee
system from experts who know, fly tying and flycasting, a slide show from
the Blue Nile in Africa and how to organize an international expedition
trip, how to pack and plan for an expedition trip, a new run on the North
Fork American, trouble on the Tuolumne, how to have "Deep Fun" on any river
trip, and lots more!
* The California Rivers Festival Art Gallery with three extraordinary
nature photographers exhibiting their river, flyfishing and nature
photography and showing and discussing their work and craft.
* Adventure films, live entertainment and delectable edibles.

Visit the Festival site for
up-to-the-minute info about items in the auction and swap meet, and for more
details about the workshops, films and other activities.

A big thanks to our California Rivers Festival sponsors and donors: Aire,
All Outdoors, California Canoe and Kayak, Clif Bar, Clavey River Equipment,
Current Adventures, Hyside, Jack¹s Plastic Welding, K-Bill D.J. Services,
Kokotat, Maravia, Northwest River Supplies, Pacific River Supply, Patagonia,
The River Store, Seal Line, Sierra Mac, Sierra Nevada House, Sierra Outdoor
Center, Sotar, Teva, Tributary.

Directions to the Waldorf School: located at 3750 Bannister Road, Fair Oaks.
From US-50 towards Placerville, take the Sunrise Blvd. exit (exit 18) and
turn left at the light onto Sunrise toward Fair Oaks. After crossing the
American River, turn left onto Fair Oaks Blvd. Turn left onto Bannister
Road. From I-80, take the Elkhorn Blvd. exit (exit 98) toward Greenback
Lane. Turn left on CR-E14 (Elkhorn Blvd.) and continue for 2.5 miles. Turn
right onto San Juan Ave and proceed 3 miles. Turn left onto Fair Oaks
Blvd., then right onto Bannister Rd.

River Festival

Thank You Mark

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