shady walk through Marshall ParkLooking to meet people, find out more about your community, or help out in some way? We have several local organizations who welcome participants and volunteers.

If your group would like to be listed on this page, please contact us so we can add you.

American River Conservancy – The Conservancy always welcomes volunteers to help with their wonderful natural history and children’s programs. For more information call them at (530) 621-1224.

Coloma-Lotus Business Council – The motto of our active Council is “promoting business and community in the Coloma-Lotus Valley.” The Council sponsors the annual Easter Egg Hunt, co-sponsors SouthForkFest, and promotes the area through the printed Coloma-Lotus Guide and support of the and American River web sites. They invite all local businesses and individuals to join.

Gold Discovery Park Association – The GDPA is a non-profit, volunteer organization providing interpretation, education, and service at Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park in Coloma. They welcome volunteers and provide fun docent training. For more information call (530) 622-6198.

Gold Trail Grange #452 – Gold Trail Grange is located in the heart of the Gold Country in the middle of Marshall Gold Discovery State Park. It is a historical building available for hall rentals for weddings, wedding receptions, business meetings, community events, musical and educational events, and parties. For more information email

South Fork Arts and Recreation (SoFAR) is a non-profit organization in the South Fork American River valley that seeks to inspire and teach music and art, advocate for and help provide recreational opportunities, and promote community involvement in Coloma, Lotus, and the surrounding area. SoFAR currently operates the Coloma Shuttle along the South Fork of the American River, produces wonderful music events such as the American River Music Festival and other special events throughout the year, and coordinates the Community Artwork Project for the Hwy 49 retaining wall at Lotus Road.