Registration Now Open for Northern California & San Joaquin River Restoration Tours
Join our fall tours focused on California's two largest rivers to explore drought impacts, salmon restoration efforts and more
Register today for the return of our in-person fall tours offering participants a firsthand look at issues such as drought along California’s two longest rivers, which have implications for the entire state.
Our Northern California Tour explores the Sacramento River and its tributaries to learn about key reservoirs and infrastructure that conveys vital water resources across California. Our San Joaquin River Restoration Tour returns this year to dive into the story of bringing back the river’s chinook salmon population while balancing water supply needs.
Northern California Tour: Oct. 12-14
This 3-day, 2-night excursion across the Sacramento Valley travels north from Sacramento through Oroville to Redding and Shasta Lake. Experts will talk about the history of the Sacramento River as the tour winds through riparian woodland, rice fields, wildlife refuges and nut orchards across the region. Participants will get a direct look at the impacts of drought on critical reservoirs to both the State Water Project and the federal Central Valley Project, explore important water issues for farming and environmental uses, visit potential storage sites in the valley and discuss innovative programs for flood management, groundwater management and salmon restoration. Register here!
San Joaquin River Restoration Tour: Nov. 2-3
This 2-day, 1-night journey begins and ends in Fresno and travels along more than 100 miles of the river from Friant Dam near Fresno to the confluence of the Merced River. As the tour weaves across an historic farming region, participants learn about the San Joaquin River Restoration Program, a long-term collaborative program to restore flows in the river resulting from one of the most contentious legal battles in California water history. Restoration specialists, water managers, environmentalists, farmers and fish biologists will provide a deeper understanding of the complexities associated with the program’s two primary goals of restoring a self-sustaining spring-run chinook salmon population and reducing or avoiding negative impacts on the water supply for all Friant Division long-term contractors. Register here!
Contact Programs Director Nick Gray via email with any questions.