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Owens River Water Trail Project
July 21, 2018 - July 22, 2018
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 two weekends this summer, volunteers will literally get their feet wet helping to remove this debris from the river channel. Space is limited—RSVP now to hold your spot!
*We are urgently seeking short-term donations of wetsuits and PFDs to keep our volunteers safe during these events. If you can loan us your gear for these two weekends, let us know!