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Owens River Water Trail Work Weekend 2019
August 10 - August 11
The Owens River Water Trail Project envisions a boater’s paradise along a six-mile stretch of the Lower Owens River outside of Lone Pine. With ADA-accessible put-in and take-out points where all people can float, fish, and swim, this scenic Water Trail will be the first of its kind in California.
Because the Owens River does not flood annually, islands of muck, tule reeds, and cottonwood logs build up in the channel and obstruct navigation. Clearing this debris each year is a key part of turning this stretch of river into a navigable Water Trail. Friends of the Inyo partners with Inyo County and the Owens Valley Committee to lead annual maintenance efforts, including fun stewardship events to tackle tule reed removal.
During a weekend of work this summer, volunteers will literally get their feet wet helping to remove this debris from the river channel. Expect a weekend of work, camping, floating the river (bring your own vessel!), and much more! Space is limited—RSVP now to hold your spot-event details are being ironed out, so check back as we get closer.