Volunteer News
June 2019
June Gardening Angels Day
Saturday, June 8, 8:15 am to 12:00 pm
Our next Gardening Angels day will be held on Saturday, June 8, from 8:15 am to 12:00 pm. Please join us for a morning in the River Center's gardens.

The Trust's Gardening Angels help with the care and maintenance of the River Center's grounds. Tasks include removing downed palm fronds, trimming trees and vines, weeding the flower beds, and taking care of other needs. Please bring water, a pair of hand clippers and gloves if you have them, and dress appropriately for the weather conditions.

Please contact Sarah Parkes at sparkes@riverparkway.org or call 559-248-8480 ext. 107 if you have any questions.
River Stewards Workday: Jensen River Ranch Habitat Enhancement Project
Saturday, June 15, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
The next River Stewards workday will be held at Jensen River Ranch in support of the River Parkway Trust's Jensen River Ranch Habitat Enhancement Project. Over the winter months, Trust staff and volunteers planted hundreds of native trees and shrubs at Jenson. Planting is an initial step in restoring riparian habitat. Now, we must protect the new plants and help them thrive.

Our June River Stewards workday will include constructing and installing plant cages on the project site. Caging the delicate young plants helps protect them from herbivory, or being eaten by the wildlife that lives on site.

Volunteers should dress appropriately for the weather, wear closed-toe shoes, and bring a refillable water bottle. Please wear long pants to protect your legs while working in the grass. All equipment will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own work or gardening gloves if able.

Volunteers will meet at the gate to the property located on Rice Road, 600-ft from the intersection with Friant Road. Please carpool as much as possible. Parking is extremely limited. Click here for more info and driving instructions.

For more information about the River Stewards program please contact Project Manager, Jake Salimbene at jsalimbene@riverparkway.org or call 559-248-8480 ext. 152.
You can help make River Camp great!
Cookie donations needed throughout the summer
At River Camp, we go through more than 1,000 cookies each week! We are looking for generous individuals like you who can donate a few dozen prepackaged cookies for the River Camp program. Cookie donations are needed each week from June 10 through August 5. Cookies can be delivered to the River Center, Monday through Friday between 9:00 am and 5:00 pm, or on Weekends between 8:00 am and 3:00 pm. Cookies must be prepackaged! Cookies without nuts are preferred (Oreos are a great choice). If you have any questions, please contact Molly Schnur-Salimbene at mschnur-salimbene@riverparkway.org or call 559-248-8480. Our River Campers will thank you! 
We have lots of opportunities for helpful people with time to contribute. Check our website for other opportunities to get involved.