Columbia Gorge Fact Sheet and Action Items

This last week Rivers for Change helped host the first Gorge Paddling Festival in the Columbia River Gorge. It was an incredible event, filled with epic downwinders, the North American Downwind Championship, and the Wildside Relay.

Connecting to a river and its communities, immersing oneself in its history, in its battles, and in its […]

By |July 25th, 2015|Uncategorized|0 Comments

San Joaquin-Take 2: 2 years later

By Danielle Katz

There is a river that in its midst grows silent. It does not stagnate into a reservoir, nor trickle to a dreary end like the Colorado. Instead, it is siphoned laterally and horizontally into a complex web of aqueducts that mutes the river until some water is siphoned back in 30 miles or […]

By |June 16th, 2014|Blog, Uncategorized|0 Comments

California 100 Recap


Thank you to all the people who participated in the 2014 California 100.  From the hard-working volunteer staff and the on-water safety crew to all the racers and their support teams, well done!  It was truly an inspirational weekend and a treat to […]

By |June 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Sacramento River Watershed

“The Sacramento River Basin provides drinking water for residents of northern and southern California, supplies farmers with the lifeblood of California’s agricultural industry, and is a vital organ for hundreds of wildlife species, including four separate runs of Chinook salmon. It is also the home of more than 2 million northern Californians. From […]

By |March 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Cow Patty Pageant 2014

The wind was gusting and it was dumping buckets of rain. Ironic considering this unusually dry winter but nobody could really complain. Instead there was an excited buzz, something more than the usual coffee and pre-race jitters, and excitement that only a big storm can bring. Despite the cold and the wet everyone had ear-to-ear […]

By |February 24th, 2014|Blog, Events|0 Comments

River to Reel 2014

by Kiki Wykstra

January 10th was not a typical January morning.  It was about 20 degrees warmer than it should have been, but nobody was complaining. After all, for winter rafting you take all the sunshine you can get. Then there was the company. It was like the river mafia. Car after car pulled up to […]

By |January 19th, 2014|Uncategorized|Comments Off on River to Reel 2014

New Populations of Native Plants found in the Delta!

By |August 27th, 2013|Uncategorized|0 Comments

What a success!

For those of you who missed all our successful events in May, let’s give a quick recap.

We joined the River Exchange for a few Restoration Days on the Upper Sacramento and the Klamath in which we pulled some mighty invasive plants. You can view some photos here.

We […]

By |July 1st, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

California 100 and Rivers for Change making history

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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, […]

By |May 23rd, 2013|Blog, Events, Press|Comments Off on California 100 and Rivers for Change making history

Are you Ready!?

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 […]

By |May 12th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments