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Join us for Paddle To The Sea 2010!
After the great successes of our inaugural year, we'll be including more paddling options, shorter day trips, bigger parties, and a have a few other surprises in the works for this year. We're getting ready to announce open registration and all of the details in the coming weeks, but one thing is for sure - Paddle To The Sea 2010 is sure to be another epic journey from the Sierra to the Sea, uniting and inspiring our communities to protect the Tuolumne River for future generations.

Don't miss the boat!
Mark your calendars for May 7 -June 5, 2010
(View the paddling and party schedule by clicking here)
Registration begins in February

If you'd like to be kept informed of all the details for Paddle To The Sea 2010, please send your email and contact information to Karyn at karyn@tuolumne.org Once you're on our email list you'll get the insider information on Paddle To The Sea including early registration announcements, and paddling and party details.


BECOME A PARTNER OR SPONSOR
Market your company and product to thousands of conservation-oriented outdoor enthusiasts throughout the United States! Click here for more details or contact Karyn Barnes at karyn@tuolumne.org or (415) 882-7252 ext. 304.


T-SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION
Do you like to draw? Would you like to see your artwork featured on our official Paddle To The Sea 2010 t-shirt? Click here to find out how you can submit your artwork today.


PADDLE TO THE SEA INTERNSHIPS
Gain valuable experience all while having fun by becoming an intern with Tuolumne River Trust this spring. We're looking for 3 interns to help with event promotion and planning, marketing and communications, and river guiding. Click here for more information - resumes are being accepted now!

 

Paddle To The Sea 2009
For 3-weeks and 234 miles, 250 paddlers, 100 paddle-a-thon sponsors, and hundreds more party-goers came together to raise awareness and foster better stewardship for the Tuolumne and Clavey Rivers. After high River flows threatened to postpone the first two whitewater legs of the journey, our paddlers tackled the Clavey and Wild & Scenic Tuolumne River with bravado, kicking off the first ever Tuolumne River Trust Paddle To The Sea
 
The journey began May 15 with a kick-off concert at Mountain Sage in Groveland; coursed through the Central Valley where there was a welcome party in Waterford, paddler dinners hosted by Royal Robbins, and Green on the Stream in Modesto; and concluded with great fanfare at the Grand Finale party at Aquatic Park in San Francisco on June 6. Old and new Tuolumne River Trust members alike gained a renewed zest for protecting and restoring this beautiful River, and helped to raise over $10,000 for Tuolumne River Trust program work!
 
Whether you paddled, volunteered, were a sponsor, or came to a party, thank you for participating in this great success for the Tuolumne River! We hope to see you all next time...
 
Scroll down to view photos and press from the event
                                                              


Coyote Hill plays for a grateful crowd at the Kick-off Concert at Mountain Sage Nursery in Groveland


Twelve kayakers from around the world tackled the notoriously challenging class V+ rapids of the Clavey River


Whitewater rafters set up camp on the banks of the Wild & Scenic Tuolumne River


Canoeists turn out in droves to take the lead in the Central Valley


Party-goers gather for a photo op with the paddlers during Modesto's Green on the Stream


Sea kayakers give a paddler high-five on the trek from Oakland to Pier 52 in San Francisco


Sea kayakers take in the sights on San Francisco Bay during the final leg of the journey

                                         

Paddle to the Sea in the news!
Click these links to read Paddle To The Sea press

Paddle To The Sea 2009 Map

KQED Blog following the trip:
KQED Blog 1    KQED Blog 2   KQED Blog 3    KQED Blog 4

Paddlers will journey from the Clavey to the Pacific
The Union Democrat, March 9, 2009

Tuolumne River Trust presents Paddle To The Sea
Waterford News, March 17, 2009     

Kayakers, rafters and canoeists prepare to paddle to the sea
Sierra Mountain Times, May 8, 2009
                             
Boaters will trace path of Tuolumne River to celebrate, highlight
The Modesto Bee, May 20, 2009 
                                             
Tuolumne River enthusiasts canoe 236 miles as statement
The Union Democrat, May 29, 2009

New restrictions placed on Delta water
Silicon Valley Mercury News, June 4, 2009

Delta paddlers hope to prove point
Sacramento News 10, June 4, 2009

Group hopes to bring attention to watershed with trek to ocean
The Stockton Record, June 5, 2009

Group finishes river run to save salmon, water
The San Francisco Chronicle, June 7, 2009

From the Sierra to the Sea
The Sierra Mountain Times, June 19, 2009

KPFA Berkeley Radio Interview (Scroll to the 20 minute mark)

Do you know where your water comes from?
Bay Area Green, July/August/September 2009

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