Paddle to the Sea: An Outdoor Adventure from the Sierras to the San Francisco Bay

Paddle to the Sea: An Outdoor Adventure from the Sierras to San Francisco Bay on the Majestic Tuolumne River

Jessie Raeder, Director, Paddle to the Sea
Eric Wesselman, Executive Director, Tuolumne River Trust

Though many are not aware, the Tuolumne, a wild and scenic designated river, is the major source of water for San Francisco and much of the Bay Area. A special yearly Tuolumne adventure, Paddle to the Sea, starts in Yosemite National Forest with one of the best whitewater-rafting runs in California, continues with canoeing through the Central Valley, and finishes with sea kayaking and sailing in the Delta and Bay. The paddlers connect with river adventurers, scientists and local experts with first-hand knowledge of plant life, wildlife, fish habitats and people living along the river's banks. If you love water adventures, you will love learning about this amazing trip and the spectacular river that is the major supply of water for farms and communities of all sizes (including San Francisco) and is responsible for the present and future environmental health for millions of people, wildlife, plant life and fish habitats.

MLF: Environment & Natural Resources
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
$20 standard, $8 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Program organizer: Ann Clark