MaLode Urges Eco-Approach to Health

The Mother Lode River Center was officially formed in January 2000 with the addition of the Outdoor Education Program and Challenge Ropes Course. This article is reposted each season as a reminder of our ongoing commitment to its founding principles. Some of the statistics in this article have changed over the last 17 years, the […]

Evolution: A Memorial to Salmon

Travels with Charlie

The drive on Highway 49 from Coloma to Yosemite is particularly spectacular in late May just before Memorial Day. Winding through the Sierra foothills, the road twists and turns through luxuriant shades of green punctuated by the brilliant gold of poppies and the deep purples of lupine. As one leaves the beauty of the American […]

Health in Nature: The Science

The following article was recently published in “The Current”, the American River Conservancy’s quarterly newsletter. Enjoy! In his book, “The Creation”, Dr. E.O. Wilson engages in a dialogue with an imaginary preacher in order to argue persuasively that both science and religion have compelling reasons to support the good stewardship and preservation of Nature. He […]

Tell Me Sweet Little Lies…..

By Emily Underwood Bottled water has never made sense. The fact is it has always been an elaborate PR scam, both an invented necessity and a bizarre symbol of luxury. Nevertheless, I buy bottled water sometimes, especially on long car trips. When I do, I often buy “Fiji” water. I don’t know why. I just […]

Imagine Simpler Living – Visit our Yurt This Summer

Our sedentary culture seems to nurse a love of thick-walled boxes that makes us leery of impermanent housing. Who hasn’t sneered at the man who lives in a van down by the river? But river guides will attest to the freedom and joy of transitioning from a stuffy winter box every spring into an airy, […]

50th Anniversary Ropes Rafting

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