The Petaluma Small Craft Center leads the initiative for a more walkable, bikeable, boatable river

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PSCC Floathouse location view 1We’re here to get you out on the water on people-powered boats and boards. We hold boating and social events year round, including summer camps and races! Join us on “Sonoma County’s Longest Park”: the Petaluma River. See the calendar for details. Visit our Facebook page to keep up with progress towards The Floathouse, a board and boat rental center planned for Petaluma’s turning basin. Check out the plans for the Community Boathouse downriver, our second planned facility.  Let’s make every day “A Day on The River”!

Rowers warm up at Turkey Relay 2012. photo by Gordon Masor

Rowers warm up for 2012 Turkey Relays

Thanksgiving break for Petaluma students: Get out on the water!
Nov 23 – Dec 1 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?

Turkey Relays & Mixer @ North Bay Rowing Club Docks
Nov 29 @ 8:45 am – 1:00 pm

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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!
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Who uses the River?

Wanderers… voters… birders… swimmers (sometimes unintentionally!)… cyclists… community leaders… water-contemplators… kids… picnickers… collegiate competitors… friends… mud-lovers… tide-observers… rowers… ecologists and biologists… canoeists… businesspeople… hikers… fishermen… homeowners… kayakers… environmental advocates… fitness enthusiasts… outdoor lovers… athletic coaches… photographers… and what about you?