The Current
September 2021
The River Center grounds and office will be closed on Monday, September 6 for the Labor Day holiday; Sycamore Island will be open from 6 am - 7 pm for the holiday.

Field Trips are back!
The Return of in-person learning means River Field Trips are back!

River Field Trips are engaging outdoor experiences for Pre-K through 6th-grade students. Activities focus on the local riparian environment and are correlated to NGSI and Common Core Standards by grade level.

Find out more or book your field trip here!
Family Scavenger Hunt
If your little ones enjoy being outdoors, solving clues, and searching for hidden items, then join us at an upcoming Family Scavenger Hunt. Compete in a scavenger hunt race where you will look for six different tokens hidden at a property along the San Joaquin River Parkway.

Weekend Youth Naturalist
The Weekend Youth Naturalist Program aims to equip the next generation with skills to be natural explorers and stewards of Earth through fun, exploratory learning activities. Each 2.5-hour trip includes a nature hike, scientific exploration activity, game, and sensory or experiential activity at a property along the San Joaquin River Parkway. 
This adventure requires your child to be between the ages of 6 and 9 to participate.

Volunteer Opportunities
Gardening Angels Day!

Join us for a morning in the River Center's gardens.

Saturday, September 11
9 am - 12 pm

Click HERE for more information and to register.
River Stewards
Invasive Plant Removal at Sycamore Island

Saturday, September 18
8 am - 10:30 am

Ages 10 and up are welcome to attend.

Click HERE for more information and to register.
Parties for the Parkway Volunteers Needed!
We have two Parties for the Parkway that can use some extra help!
Party #12 Madeline Davidson Memorial Lobster Cook-out
Date: Sunday, September 26
Location: River Center

Volunteer needs: 2-3 people to help with set up and clean up
Time volunteers are needed: 1 pm - 3 pm; 6 pm - 7 pm

Party #13 Harvest Home A Festival of Traditional Americana Music
Date: Saturday, October, 2
Location: River Center

Volunteer needs: multiple volunteers for: check-in, parking, set up, and clean up.
Time volunteers are needed: various shifts between 9 am - 7 pm

If you are interested in volunteering for these Parties for the Parkway please contact Development Associate, Bryna De Fede at
Education Docents
River Parkway Trust is Recruiting for Education Docents 

If you enjoy being outdoors, want to stay active and healthy, and like working with children, the Trust's Education Docent program is the perfect volunteer opportunity for you.