Year in Review

2014 Year in Review

By November 26, 2014May 29th, 2021No Comments

2014 Recap:

It’s been another wonderful year for Rivers for Change. While we are still a young and mostly volunteer organization, we continue to increase our fan base with your support and enthusiasm!

We successfully connected people to rivers, people to people, and rivers to rivers with many on-water events throughout the year; awakening people to new watersheds, adventures, and experiences. Allowing people to fall in love with a new river, learn more about it and help take some responsibility for its health and wellbeing is one of the joys of our work, all while getting outside and enjoying the beautiful gifts these rivers have to offer us.

Last January we co-hosted our 3rd Annual River to Reel with SYRCL-connecting filmmakers and enthusiasts to the Lower Yuba. In February we hosted the 22nd annual Cow Patty Pageant despite the pouring rain. Throughout the spring we had several race trainings to prepare for our wonderful 2nd annual California 100 race on the Sacramento River. To give back to the community and river we had a pre-race community paddle day and a post-race river cleanup with the Sacramento River Preservation Trust. This summer we helped support and join a CNN reporter on a majority of his Source to Sea down the San Joaquin, and in the fall we teamed up with the California Native Plant Society again to help them continue to fill in their plant database.

These events could not happen without your support. As we continue to grow our foundation and networks and look at new partnerships and opportunities to reach a broader audience and engage people passionately with their river, we need your continued support.

There are several ways to engage with us: donations, shopping, and volunteering! Check out for the best way to get involved.

San Joaquin: Source to Sea
In June we met up and helped support CNN reporter John Sutter as he traveled down the most endangered river of 2014. If you haven’t read the recap of his journey we higly recommend his story of this complex river so central to California. Events:4th Annual River to Reel: January 16th 2015
Join Rivers for Change and SYRCL to jump start the Wild and Scenic Film Festival by floating down a section of the Lower Yuba! This is a great way to get on the water in the winter and then go see an array of inspiring films!

Tips for the Intrepid Paddler:
100 Miles and Beyond
January 20th, 2015:  
7:00-8:30pm     Berkeley, California     REI, 1338 San Pablo Ave, Berkeley, CA 94702
Register for FREE at

Cow Patty Pageant

Save the date for the 23rd annual Cow Patty Pageant
January 31st, 2015. Registration will open in the New Year for this fun race on the Estero Americano in Valley Ford, CA.

California 100 and Trainings

Save the dates and get ready to Register!February 22nd, 2015:  California 100 Pre-race Training Clinic #1

10:00am-3:00pm     Oakland, California      California Canoe & Kayak, 409 Water Street, Jack London Square, Oakland, CA 94607

March 7th, 2015:  California 100 Pre-race Training Clinic #2
10:00am-3:00pm     Redding, California      River Front Park (Sundial Bridge), 725 Sundial Bridge Dr, Redding, CA 96001

May 17th, 2015Redding Community Paddle Day.
Open to everyone. Join us for a paddle from Redding to Anderson.

Cal 100 Race Weekend

  • May 23rd – Mandatory Evening Safety Briefing
  • May 24th – Race Day!
  • May 25th – Awards Ceremony

For the latest details and registration go to

, 2014 Year in Review, Rivers For Change
California 100-
May 24th 2015:Pre-Registration opens Dec 1st!The California 100 is returning to the Sacramento River May 24th, 2015. Look for Pre-registration to open Dec 1st and save $50 if you register in the first 30 days.

Visit for all the details including information about upcoming trainings, our community paddle day May 17th, and Sacramento river cleanup.

Interested in volunteering?
If you are interested in helping out at Rivers for Change or volunteering at one of our events, please email

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Shopping this Holiday Season?

If you’re doing any ordering on Amazon this season, why not choose Rivers for Change as your charity of choice and Amazon will donate a portion of your purchase.

Looking to make an end of the year donation? Your support means the world.
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Rivers for Change is 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.