VOLUNTEER NEWS
April 2021
Spring is a great season to get outside and volunteer on the Parkway, and this month the River Parkway Trust is adding new opportunities to volunteer. Information about each volunteer need is included below along with links to register. If you have any questions about the River Parkway Trust's volunteer needs, please contact Jesus Luviano at jluviano@riverparkway.org or call 559-248-8480 ext. 101.

We look forward to seeing you out on the Parkway this month.
Sumner Peck Ranch Open House Days
Weekends throughout the month of
April
The River Parkway Trust will open Sumner Peck Ranch for public access on weekends in April.

Open House volunteers help direct traffic, welcome guests, and provide basic information about the property.

Are you available to volunteer at one of the upcoming Open House Days?

We're looking for volunteers to sign up for 3.5-hour shifts on the dates listed here. Please click on the links below to register.


Please contact Jesus Luviano at jluviano@riverparkway.org or 559-248-8480 ext. 101 if you have any questions or need any additional information. 
Join the River Tours Volunteer Team
The River Parkway Trust is recruiting volunteers to help with the 2021 season of guided River Tours. Volunteers assist with shuttling participants between the put-in and take-out locations for each tour, loading and unloading the boat trailers, and group management on the water. Volunteers are asked to commit to assisting with at least one trip each month (though fewer trips may be assigned).

We're hosting two volunteer training dates this month. Volunteers must attend at least one of the dates listed here. Click the links to register.



During each training we'll go through a typical kayak tour from start to finish, including check-in, vehicle and passenger shuttling, water safety information, kayaking basics, practicing driving with a kayak trailer, and completing a downriver trip.

If you have any questions about becoming a River Tours Volunteer please contact Community Programs Director, Molly Schnur-Salimbene at mschnur-salimbene@riverparkway.org or call 559-248-8480 ext. 104.
April Gardening Angels Workday  
Saturday, April 10, 2021
9:00 am
Join us in the River Center vineyard for this month's Gardening Angels Workday. It's time for a little spring cleaning throughout the River Center gardens.

Please bring your favorite pair of gloves and loppers if you have them. Volunteers should wear a face-covering when unable to maintain 6-feet of distance from others. There will be plenty of space for everyone to spread out.

Pre-registration is required, please click the registration button to sign up now.

For more information please contact Sarah Parkes at 559-248-8480 ext. 107 or by email at sparkes@riverparkway.org.
Great American Cleanup at River West Fresno
Saturday, April 24, 2021
10:00 am to 12:00 pm
The River Parkway Trust is teaming up with Beautify Fresno to host a cleanup along the San Joaquin River and nearby ponds at River West Fresno.

All volunteers will receive a free t-shirt (S-XXL). Register by Monday, April 19, and indicate your t-shirt size at the time of registration to ensure you receive the correct size.

Our volunteers will meet at River West Fresno at 9:45 am for check-in and registration. The cleanup will run from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. After the cleanup, volunteers are invited to attend a rally in the H Street parking lot across the street from Chuckchansi Park for free food, music, and fun.

For more information about the citywide Great American Cleanup click here. Click the register now button to sign up for the River Parkway Trust's cleanup site at River West Fresno.

If you have any questions, please contact our Biological Technician, Josh McLaughlin at jmclaughlin@riverparkway.org.