9AM, Saturday June 16th

Join Rivers for Change  and the California Native Plant Society on a Rare Plant Treasure Hunt and a fun day of paddling and botany on the Delta!  We can fit a few people who don’t have their own boats; others are encouraged to bring their own boats and paddling equipment.  The Delta is a hotspot for California rare plants, such as the endemic woolly rose mallow, Mason’s Lilaeopsis, and some plants growing underwater, such as the watershield (Brasenia schreberi) and eel-grass pondweed (Potamogeton zosteriformis).  Our search for these rare plants will take us to parts of the Delta that few people ever get to see!  This trip is for people who have some previous paddling experience, as we will cover at least 5 miles by canoe and kayak in order to reach Frank’s Tract State Recreation Area from our starting point, Andrea’s Cove.  Plan on a long day of paddling, so be sure to bring plenty of water, lunch, snacks, sun protection, and bring your botanical supplies (GPS, camera, hand lens) stored in waterproof containers!  To RSVP for this trip and receive detailed meeting information, to reserve a spot in a canoe, or ask any questions, send an email to the trip coordinator Danny Slakey (dslakey@cnps.org).

If you’re interested in experiencing more of the delta by boat, you can join us on the Tuolumne River Trust’s Paddle to the Sea Delta Section. Be sure to Register or Donate as a Rivers for Change Teammember!