O.A.R.S. raft trips have supported our Mokelumne River conservation work for a decade.
On Sunday, July 14, and Sunday, July 28, O.A.R.S.,
an award-winning, international adventure outfitter based in Angels Camp, took 96 excited rafters down the Mokelumne River’s Electra-Middle Bar Run. This is the 10th year O.A.R.S. has generously donated these trips to raise money for the Foothill Conservancy. This year’s trips generated nearly $7,200 to benefit our programs.
The rafters, many new to the Foothill Conservancy came from as far as Pennsylvania, Florida, Livermore, and Oakland in addition to our own backyards. They greatly enjoyed the beauty of California’s newest designated state Wild and Scenic River and the comradery of rafting with friends old and new. We were pleased that two local water agency directors joined us this year.
One group of rafters was thrilled by the sight of a pair of bald eagles flying overhead. We understand they're still talking about that special experience.
We’d like to thank our former Director Clavey Wendt, O.A.R.S. Vice-President for Community Development, O.A.R.S. California Operations Manager Chris Moore, and O.A.R.S.'s fine guides for donating the equipment, transportation and expertise that have enabled so many people to experience our beautiful local river first-hand.