Raft the Moke to Save the River

On Sunday, June 28, you’ll have the rare opportunity to raft the Mokelumne River with OARS of Angels Camp. OARS will run three special raft trips on the Mokelumne’s six-mile Electra-Middle Bar run to benefit the Foothill Conservancy and support its work to protect and restore the Mokelumne River.

This is a special opportunity to float the Mokelumne and experience its beauty from river level with knowledgeable guides and professional equipment. Commercial rafting is not allowed on the Mokelumne, so these trips are being allowed under a special permit.

The trip is a fun, Class II-III trip suitable for families and seniors. No prior rafting experience is required. There’s plenty of time to relax and enjoy the scenery as well as fun, Class II-III rapids: the Chute, S-Turn, and Devil’s Toilet Bowl. Below the Highway 49 bridge, rafters may see ducks, geese and other wildllife along the river. The entire trip, including transportation to and from the site, should take less than four hours.

Cost is $70 per person and space is limited. Advance reservations are required. Participants must be at least age 7. Youth under 18 must be accompanied by a responsible adult.

The trips will be guided and equipped by OARS of Angels Camp, one of the finest whitewater rafting companies in the country. They have fun, knowledgeable guides and well-equipped and maintained rafts.

Foothill Conservancy of Pine Grove is the leading conservation group involved in the protection and restoration of the upper Mokelumne River, which provides 90 percent of the East Bay’s water. Most recently, it has led the fight to stop the expansion of Pardee Reservoir. The Conservancy is seeking permanent protection of the Mokelumne through National Wild and Scenic River designation.  

To reserve your spot, call Randy at Foothill Conservancy, 209.295-4900 or e-mail him at randy@foothillconservancy.org.

For more on OARS, see its website, http://www.oars.com/. For more on Foothill Conservancy’s efforts to protect and restore the Mokelumne, and photos of the river, see its website, http://www.foothillconservancy.org/.

For more information on the trips, contact Randy at 209.295.4900 or e-mail randy@foothillconservancy.org.

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