‘Get Outta Town’ and Show the River Some Love

Every day as I’m going about my business, I cross from the east to the west side of Redding. I pass over the Sacramento River, one of our most valuable natural resources, without a thought. But the river and its watershed are a habitat for birds and fish, provide a highway for spawning salmon and irrigate our thirsty farms. Let’s show the river a little love.

You can this weekend. Get Outta Town to the Sacramento River Discovery Center in Red Bluff for a day of education and activities at the Watershed Celebration and Plant Sale. Activities include a 5-and 10-K run, games, crafts and entertainment.

The Discovery Center website describes the celebration this way: Free family event with activities and information about the Sacramento River Watershed for all ages. Native and drought-tolerant plant sale. Informational booths, demonstrations, garden and bird walks, boat rides, arts and crafts booths, food and silent auction. Plants are just $5 a pot. Proceeds benefit the Sacramento River Discovery Center Intern Garden Program.

The Sacramento River Discovery Center uses educational displays and exhibits, hands-on instructional programs, watershed rehabilitation opportunities and other means to enhance the public’s understanding, appreciation, wise use, and stewardship of resources that make up the Sacramento River watershed. The Sacramento River Discovery Center is about people working together to make the world a better place, about optimizing partnerships to maximize return on investments, and about addressing needs of education, business, and local and regional environments in a colloborative endeavor. Forty-eight education, government, and private groups provide the foundation for the synergy of this effort.

What: Sacramento River Discovery Center Watershed Celebration and Plant Sale
When: Sat., May 14 – 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Where: Sacramento River Discovery Center, under the old oak tree, 1000 Sale Ln., Red Bluff
Cost: Free

For more information, click here or call (530) 527-1196


View the location of the Sacramento River Discovery Center in a larger map.

There’s plenty to do this weekend. Visit these sites for events in 10 north state counties:

Click here for Butte County events.
Click here for Del Norte County events.
Click here for Glenn County events.
Click here for Humboldt County events.
Click here for Lassen County events.
Click here for Modoc County events.
Click here for Plumas County events.
Click here for Siskiyou County events.
Click here for Tehama County events.
Click here for Trinity County events.

Adam Mankoski enjoys experiencing and writing about the people, places and things that embody the free spirit of the State of Jefferson. He and his partner own HawkMan Studios and are the creators of Redding’s 2nd Saturday ArtHop. Email your North State weekend events to adamm.anewscafe@gmail.com.

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