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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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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. 

View/download event flyer here.

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 president@folfan.org 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.



FOLFAN Guided Nature Hikes - One down and two coming up!

On Saturday, March 25, Crystal Tobias led a guided nature hike at Lake Natoma with more than 20 participants! A lot of FOLFAN members and friends came out to explore the flora and fauna of our beautiful Lake Natoma, including the emerging wildflowers and birds that reside in our park. The weather was great, and the hike was enjoyed by all!

Our next two guided nature hikes include:

Peggy Dalton's "Mississippi Bar" guided hike, on the North side of Lake Natoma, on Saturday, May 6 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This is an easy 3-mile hike that will include wetlands, wildflowers and wildlife, and an overview of the area's history. View/download event flyer here.

Linda McDonald's "Rattlesnake Bar to Avery Pond" guided hike on Sunday, May 21 from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm. This is an easy 4-mile hike along the Pioneer Express Trail, stopping to explore the history of Native Americans, the Gold Rush, and early agricultural settlements. See what remains of the North Fork Ditch (flume) and learn about Ira Avery's settling pond (aka Avery Pond), one of the hidden gems of the Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. View/download event flyer here.

If you're interested in either/both of these hikes, please print a copy of the event flyer(s). The flyer will explain how to RSVP for each hike. Our last hike filled up, so be sure not to wait until it's too late to RSVP!

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!
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.