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FOLFAN (Friends of Lakes Folsom and Natoma) is a State Park Cooperating Association for the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Our mission is: "Enhancing education and recreation opportunities for the public and protecting the wonders and resources of Lakes Folsom and Natoma"
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FOLFAN Guided Nature Hikes

Lake Natoma Nature Hike with Crystal Tobias - Saturday, March 25, 2017
Please join us on a guided Lake Natoma hike (approximately 2 miles) to explore nature and the emerging wildflowers! An event flyer can be viewed here.
Please RSVP using this link:

Mississippi Bar Hike with Peggy Dalton - Saturday, May 6, 2017

Rattlesnake Bar to Avery Pond Hike with Linda McDonald - Sunday, May 21, 2917

Check back soon for event flyers!

NEW - FOLFAN 2016 Annual Report!
Want to learn more about FOLFAN, an all-volunteer driven organization, and what we accomplished in 2016? Our new 2016 Annual Report is available here!

Annual Earth Day Kayak Kleanup - April 23, 2017

Join us for our traditional Earth Day Kayak Kleanup at Lake Natoma on Sunday, April 23rd at 10 AM.

We look forward to this fun combination of work and play every year! In addition to trash, we'll be collecting water hyacinth - an invasive species that washes ashore. It's fairly easy to retrieve.

Loaner tandem kayaks are available. You're also welcome to bring your own kayak. Or work the shoreline if you'd prefer.

Bring a hat, sunscreen and a water bottle.

Please email with the names of participants and whether you will:
1. borrow a tandem kayak
2. bring your own kayak
3. kleanup on land

After you send us your email, we'll follow up with information on parking and the exact location.

Water Storage in California

Water storage capacity is an important issue for California’s water resources and water distribution system. How much capacity do we have? How much do we need? Do we need more capacity and, if so, how do we get it? Read this article by Jay R. Lund, Chair of Environmental Engineering at U.C. Davis.