May 232013

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We have 102 registered participants in the first California 100! An ultra distance paddle race down the Sacramento River from Redding to Chico. It is a fundraiser for the non-profit Rivers for Change who is working to engage, collaborate and promote conservation through adventure.


Recently in the Press :

May 22, 2013: California’s First Ultra-Marathon Paddle-NBC Bay Area

May 19, 2013: Redding Record Searchlight Article on the California 100

May 16, 2013: Sac River ultra-marathon paddle race slated for Memorial Day

April 1, 2013: California 100 Paddle Sport Ultra-Marathon Clinic • Race Clinic – April 6th on the Russian River

March 22, 2013: Paddling with a Purpose • Mary Catherine O’Connor from Outside Online profiles Rivers for Change and the California 100.




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May 122013

Did you know it’s Water Awareness Month? Rivers for Change has so many amazing events coming up in May, we are literally bursting at the seams of our pfd’s with excitement! What better way to become more educated about water than to get out on it?

We kick off our events:

May 19th: with a Community Conservation Paddle Day from Redding to Anderson on the Sacramento River with a BBQ afterwards sponsored by Headwaters Adventure. Bring your own boat or jump in a raft sponsored by North Country Raft Company. More info and register at

May 25th: The California 100. A one hundred ultra-marathon around the clock paddle race down the Sacramento River from Redding to Chico.

May 26th: The day after (or day of for some) that the racers have finished paddling we’ll have a BBQ and awards ceremony at Woodson Bridge (near Corning). It’s an event open to the public, there will be food, beer, and a silent auction (take a sneak peak- there might be something you want ;)

May 27th: Join us and the Sacramento Preservation Trust for a River Cleanup! We’ll put-in right where the Cal 100 takes out, travel a few miles downstream and pick up trash along the way. We’ll then head over to the famous Scotty’s Landing for Door Prizes and Live Music. More info and register at :

This month, let’s think about where our water’s coming from, where it’s going and how it plays a role in our lives as well as our neighbors.

We hope you can join us or get out and enjoy a waterway near you,
The RFC Team

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