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“A river seems a magic thing. A magic, moving, living part of the very earth itself.”
Laura Gilpin

Rivers for Change celebrates our 5th year of connecting people to rivers and promoting source to sea literacy! Thank you for being a part of our journey!

Whether you’ve joined us in the past on a river cleanup, community paddle, a race, a training, at a film festival, or on a source to sea, we are honored to have you as a part of the Rivers for Change family.

Your involvement in 2016 helped us host a sold out Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour, multiple river trainings, the 4th running of the Cal 100, and several on water trash cleanups!

14361259_1289334107765455_2601630622834703845_oWe hope you’ll join us for an exciting 2017! We’re launching our Source to Sea School on the Truckee River later this year to connect more youth to rivers while increasing source to sea literacy! And stay posted for a very exciting media project we’ll be rolling out in the New Year!

As Rivers for Change continues to grow, we need your help to move forward and help us fulfill our vision of a world where people and communities are active stewards of river systems with a holistic understanding of their interconnectedness and interdependence.

Please consider a tax-deductible end of the year gift by giving here. Rivers for Change is made up of a passionate group of river enthusiasts dedicated to changing the way people think about and interact with water and we can’t do that without you. Thank you for your support!

Wishing you a wonderful New Year full of adventure, paddling, and stewardship!
-Danielle, John, Judy, Matt, and Stephen (the RFC Board of Directors)

Upcoming Events
River to Reel
January 13th, 2017 – Nevada City, CA
We’re hosting our annual lower Yuba River community paddle day with SYRCL (South Yuba River Citizens League) and the WSFF (Wild & Scenic Film Festival). As a kickoff to the film festival, it’s a great opportunity to connect people with the Yuba River and get in some winter paddling! Register today: https://6thannualrivertoreel.eventbrite.com
Make a Year End Donation
Make a year end donation and help Rivers for Change launch our Source to Sea School, continue our community paddles and on water cleanups! Your donation is tax-deductible. Online or by mail. If your company matches donations you may donate through Benevity. Thank you!

Support RFC while shopping Amazon Smile
If you shop on Amazon, the easiest way to give to RFC this season is by using Amazon Smile. When you shop at AmazonSmile, 0.5% of your purchase gets donated to Rivers for Change. Bookmark the link http://smile.amazon.com/ch/37-1654861 and support us every time you shop! It’s that easy!

Partner Events

New Host for the Cal 100 and Early Registration discount until Jan 1st!
Save the date for Memorial Day Weekend 2017 on the Sacramento River

457413_305901132864652_138372208_oDid you know that the California 100 has a new host for 2017!?Rivers for Change is excited to announce that our longtime friends and partner the Sacramento River Preservation Trust is taking over hosting the California 100 in 2017!

Registration is currently open with a discount for the first 50 registrants before January 1st, 2017.

The race will occur over Memorial Day weekend (May 27th-29th, 2017) and will include 25, 50, and 100 mile options.

For the full announcement and link to the new Cal 100 website, click here.

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Gorge Downwind Champs-SUP, Surfskis, Outriggers
July 17th-22nd, 2017 – Hood River, OR
Rivers for Change is honored to be a beneficiary of this epic event! If you’ve yet to join in the fun, this is the year to do so and be sure to Register early-it will sell out!