Join us for a day of outdoor adventures and learning about water conservation in the Tuolumne Watershed. What’s better than getting outside on a beautiful summer day and supporting environmental conservation?
Choose your Day Adventure:
Films, food, and brews at the Groveland Community Hall.
Adventure Meeting Point: Mary Laveroni Community Park (Groveland, CA)
MEMBER EVENT! Join pioneer Tuolumne River outfitters Joe Daly, Bob Volpert, and Steve Welch for an entertaining evening of conversation and readings from the newly released book, “Halfway to Halfway and Back”. The book is the second in a series of collected river stories. Most of the stories are true.
The evening’s program includes:
Meet & greet with authors and contributors
TRT policy updates
Books will be available for purchase (cash only). For a map of ATMs close to the event, click here.
Tuolumne River Trust is leading a free interpretive snowshoe hike at Dodge Ridge in the Stanislaus National Forest. Participants will learn about natural and human history, snow hydrology, and plant and animal adaptations in the Tuolumne River Watershed.
LOCATION CLARIFICATION: Those interested in this hike should meet at 9 am at the Crabtree Trailhead located off of Dodge Ridge Road just before the entrance of the Dodge Ridge parking lot. (1 Dodge Ridge Rd, Pinecrest, CA 95364). Tuolumne River Trust staff and volunteers will be present to help direct you to the right location. DO NOT navigate to Crabtree Trailhead, as there are two separate locations that can appear on GPS.We will arrive back at the dodge ridge parking lot around 12 pm, so we encourage hikers to pack a lunch, snacks, and plenty of water.
It is important that you dress appropriately, in warm clothes and layers. Depending on amount of snowfall, snowshoes will be necessary, butnotprovided. Participants are responsible for bringing their own snowshoes.
You can rent snowshoes at Heidi’s for $15 or Dodge Ridge for $25 dollars, this price includes poles. Other options for snowshoe rentals include any REI for $20 or Sierra Nevada Adventure Co. in Sonora for $20. Please note that you must arrive at 9 am with your snowshoes in hand and ready to hike.
Hikers will be required to sign a liability waiver. Minors will be required to hike with a parent.
After nearly a decade of hard work by TRT staff and partners and immeasurable help from supporters, Dennett Dam was finally removed from the lower Tuolumne River in September of 2018. This defunct structure threatened the lives of swimmers, obstructed fish and wildlife passage, and rendered the area useless for recreation for any kind for over 60 years. Check out the video below for more information about the removal of the dam and how TRT is continuing to improve access to the river for local communities.