Join us Wednesday, June 13th, to celebrate the 9th annual American River TrailFest!
- Generous dinner
- Two drink tickets (wine & cold beer)
- Live music and dancing
- Kids’ activities
- Silent & live auctions
Local wineries will be on hand, and we’ll have beer from some of northern California’s premier breweries: Black Diamond, Lagunitas and Sierra Nevada!
Our musical guests are two local acts: headlining will be The Island of Black and White, an eclectic band featuring a mix of reggae, rock and blues. Coloma’s very own Matt Semonsen will be performing with his bandmates, The Empty Wallets, as the opening act.
As in the past, local businesses have donated dozens of items for the silent and live auction. Donations include raft and kayak trips, outdoor equipment, artwork, jewelry, dinners, hiking and gourmet lunches.
Celebrate the Trail
A fundraiser for the American River Conservancy, this year’s TrailFest proceeds will go towards the development of a new multi-use trail network at the recently acquired Salmon Falls Ranch. This 700-acre parcel is located just northwest of the Salmon Falls bridge and will be a great addition to the South Fork and Darrington Trails which are already in the area. Improvements will include an equestrian staging area, trailhead/parking area, kiosks and several miles of new multi-use trails.
An update from last year’s event: Funds were raised for the connector trail between Henningson-Lotus Park and Marshall Gold Discovery State Park. The trail has not yet been completed, but the funds are still allocated for the trail project. We are currently waiting for CA State Parks to complete proper environmental documentation since the trail crosses over historic ditches and is on state historic land. Trail projects take time, but I can assure you that both ARC and State Parks are working hard to complete the project.
When, Where and How
TrailFest will take place from 5 to 10 pm on Wednesday, June 13, 2012, at EarthTrek Expeditions campground in River Park Village, located on Hwy 49 in Lotus at the bridge over the South Fork of the American River.
Save $5 and buy advanced tickets online from the American River Conservancy or at their Nature Center located at 348 Highway 49 in the Marshall Gold Discovery State Park in Coloma. Advance tickets are $30/adults and $15/youth 6-12, under 6 FREE. (Tickets for adults go up to $35 the day of the event.) For more information call (530) 621-1224.
Many thanks to the sponsors, those who donate to the auctions, the local Community for hosting this event, and the many volunteers who make TrailFest happen. If you would like to donate or participate, please contact the American River Conservancy at (530) 621-1224.