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Rivers for Change hosted a successful 21st Cow Patty Pageant Paddle Race on February 2nd! We had a fabulous turn out and almost matched our record number of paddlers with 51 people out on the beautiful Estero Americano. Race results can be viewed here. 2013 CPP Results
If you haven’t checked seen some of the photos from the Cow Patty you can do so on the Rivers for Change Facebook page. Feel free to tag and share!

There have also been a few videos compiled:
Helen put together this recap:
And Carter nailed almost all of you paddling across the finish line, in case you want to evaluate your form at the end of a race:

Many of you have started training for the Cal 100. Remember there are pre-race trainings happening with Carter Johnson to help you prepare. Visit for more info and to register for the race if you haven’t already.

Our 2013 Source to Sea campaign will be taking place in May on the Sacramento River. Follow along as the Rivers for Change Source to Sea Team makes their way from the top of Mount Shasta to the Golden Gate Bridge under human power.  We will be hosting several community events along the way. Check out our website,,  for up to date info as these events get under way.

The CPP benefited RFC, Sonoma Land Trust, and the Valley Ford Volunteer Fire Dept.

Your support helps Rivers for Change to engage people with their rivers and promote conservation through grassroots community collaboration.

We look forward to seeing you on the water again soon.

Paddles up!