Friday, May 20, 2016

Raft the Mokelumne on with world-renowned outfitter O.A.R.S. - Sun June 19

The public will have a rare opportunity to raft the Mokelumne River on Sunday, June 19th.  Make this an extra-special Father’s Day and bring the entire family to enjoy the fun and beauty of the Electra Run. Three raft trips will be led by professional raft guides from O.A.R.S., recognized as one of the finest rafting outfitters in the world. Proceeds from the trips will benefit the Foothill Conservancy and support its work to protect and restore the Mokelumne River and watershed.

This year’s trips provide the unique opportunity to see how a portion of the Mokelumne River Canyon has regenerated following last fall’s devastating Butte Fire. The six-mile Electra to Middle Bar run provides quiet float times for wildlife viewing and fun splashing rides through Class I-III rapids, including the Chute, S-Turn and Devil’s Toilet Bowl.


No prior rafting experience is required. The trips are suitable for all ages from 6 to 80. Rafters under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Trip times are 8:00 a.m., noon and 4:00 p.m. (participants must check-in 30 minutes prior to their trip time). Space is limited and advanced registration is required. Tickets are $75 per person and are available online through Foothill Conservancy’s website, www.foothillconservancy.org.

Foothill Conservancy of Jackson is the leading conservation group involved in the protection and restoration of the upper Mokelumne River. The organization is actively pursuing river conservation, wise water planning and watershed restoration efforts in our area.

For more on O.A.R.S., visit www.oars.com. For more on Foothill Conservancy’s efforts to protect and restore the Mokelumne, photos of the river, and a video of the raft trip, visit www.foothillconservancy.org.

For more information on the trips, contact Carolyn Schooley at 209-223-3508 or e-mail carolyn@foothillconservancy.org.