El Niño: will the “Fifth Season” float our boats?

As of December 17, 2015 the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) updated its forecast for the effects of potentially the “strongest El Niño in recorded history” on precipitation in California for 2015/2016. The forecast, for 120% to 140% of normal precipitation in the watershed of the American River, was great news for whitewater rafting in […]

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, […]

Sorting Through the “Green” Stuff at MaLode

Scott collecting vegetable oil for fuel

There is a lot to learn about making your home, business or lifestyle “Green”. Here at the River Center we have discovered that if you want to learn how to save money and reduce fossil fuel consumption most cost effectively, it pays to stop listening and start thinking. Yes, more information is good, but so […]

“Solar for Oil” Barter: It’s very Cool

Eco-Bus powered by waste vegetable oil

Short on cash? Wouldn’t you like to find a way to reduce your utility bills, decrease America’s dependence on foreign oil, and do a favor to the environment by decreasing your use of fossil fuels? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, you should be interested in what the Mother Lode River Center […]

Protecting America’s Wild Places – Hooray!

Perhaps sensing America’s need for an inspiring national pick-me-up – maybe a nice long hike on a beautiful trail in a national park, or a whitewater rafting trip on a scenic river — President Obama unrolled his Great Outdoors Initiative last week. The initiative will build on existing, successful conservation efforts through out the country […]

50th Anniversary Ropes Rafting

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