PSCC leads the initiative for a more walkable, bikeable, boatable river.

Petaluma River Image For River Exhibition 2013

We’re here to get you out on the water on people-powered boats and boards. Come to us for boating and social events, summer camps, races…. Join us on “Sonoma County’s Longest Park”: the Petaluma River. Visit our Facebook page , find information on The Floathouse, a board and boat rental center planned for Petaluma’s turning basin, and look into plans for a 2nd facility, the Community Boathouse downriver.  Let’s make every day “A Day on The River”!

Labor Day Weekend: Enjoy the Petaluma River!
Sep 3 – Sep 5 all-day

Standup PaddlingCome enjoy the river on this three-day weekend. Rent a boat or board from Clavey Paddlesports or Petaluma SUP, or bring your own down to the water and enjoy a new experience. What a great way to relax!

Annual Petaluma River Marathon and Half Marathon and Potluck @ Foundry Wharf @ NorthBay Rowing Club
Sep 4 @ 7:30 am – 2:00 pm
Annual Petaluma River Marathon and Half Marathon and Potluck @ Foundry Wharf @ NorthBay Rowing Club | Petaluma | California | United States

The Petaluma River Marathon/Half-Marathon is held on the Sunday before Labor Day at the North Bay Rowing Club at Foundry Wharf, 625 2nd Street, Petaluma. Afterwards, finishers receive medals and share in a potluck picnic on the grassy area behind Foundry Wharf.


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2016 River Access Fundraiser Prize Drawing Party @ Lagunitas Brewery Upstairs Tap Room
Sep 4 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Tickets look like this! This is our 2014 ticket...

Tickets look like this! This is our 2014 ticket…

2016 River Access Fundraiser

    Event details

  • Purchase tickets by making a donation of $20.00 or a multiple of $20.00 through this form, or send a check to us at PSCC/PO Box 56, Petaluma, CA 94953. Come to the Raffle party on Sunday, September 4, 6-8 pm, Lagunitas upstairs tap room. Needn't be present to win, but it's a great party! Caterer TBD...

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The 2016 River Access Fundraiser Prize Drawing party will be held on Sunday, September 4 in the upstairs tap room at Lagunitas, from 6-8 pm. You don’t have to be present to win, but $20 gets you two hours of fun! Join us for the festivities and find out if you’re a winner!

Thanksgiving break for Petaluma students: Get out on the water!
Nov 23 – Nov 30 all-day

With a whole week off of school, the kids are going to want some quality outdoor time, and what better way to get it than renting a boat or board from our partners, Clavey Paddlesports and Petaluma SUP. Of course, when The Floathouse is up and running, you’ll be able to rent an even wider variety of water craft, and get out much more easily from our safe low docks. How about donating today to help us build it?

2016 Turkey Relays & Mixer @ North Bay Rowing Club Docks
Nov 26 @ 10:00 am – 2:15 pm
Rower-paddler handoff at Turkey Relay 2012. Photo by Gordon Masor

Turkey Relays are FUN!

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Turkey Relays 2012

Turkey Relays 2012

Come one, come all, and paddle or row off those extra calories! A 1k course will be set up between the North Bay Rowing Club docks and the 101 bridge, so you can compete against others in solo human-powered water craft. Boat or board, doesn’t matter. Bring a dish to share for the potluck afterwards. Registration opens at 8:45 am. Teams assigned and skippers’ meeting around 9:30 am. Results announced at noon during potluck and boat demo. Rain OK, but high winds cancel. $10 with a potluck dish to share.

New this year: Fans’ Boater Bingo: spectators play and WIN!
Turkey Relays 2013 Green Huki

Who benefits from river access?

Wanderers, voters, birders, swimmers (sometimes unintentionally!) Cyclists, community leaders, water contemplators, kids! Picnickers, collegiate competitors, friends, mud-lovers, tide observers. Rowers, ecologists & biologists, canoeists, businesspeople. Hikers, fishermen and women, homeowners, kayakers, environmental advocates, fitness enthusiasts. Naturalists, coaches, photographers… and what about you?