The Conservancy’s Mission

The San Joaquin River Conservancy is a regionally governed agency created to develop and manage the San Joaquin River Parkway, a planned 22-mile natural and recreational area in the floodplain extending from Friant Dam to Highway 99. The Conservancy’s mission includes acquiring approximately 5,900 acres from willing sellers; developing, operating, and managing those lands for public access and recreation; and protecting, enhancing, and restoring riparian and floodplain habitat.


San Joaquin River Conservancy Act

San Joaquin River Parkway Master Plan Update


Please welcome to the Conservancy Staff: Vanessa Gavina

and welcome back Rebecca Raus

Check our Contact page for further information

The next SJRC Board Meeting is scheduled for

Wednesday, Sept 25, 2019 at 10:00 a.m.

at 5469 E. Olive Avenue


Partner Activities

September 21, 2019 Great Sierra River Cleanup
The River Parkway Trust’s largest annual river cleanup is here! The Great Sierra River Cleanup is the premier volunteer event focused on removing trash and restoring the health of waterways throughout the Sierra Nevada Region. Volunteers will join Trust staff in removing trash from the San Joaquin River. We’ll be hosting cleanups at three different properties this year, and events will run from 9:00am until 12:00pm. Click on a property below for more information and to sign up.
Click here to help cleanup Riverbottom Park
Click here to help cleanup Jensen River Ranch
Click here to help cleanup Sycamore Island

October 19, 2019 Protective Plant Cage Installation at the Jensen River Ranch
Calling all River Stewards! Our young plants need your help. Join us at the Jensen River Ranch to install protective plant cages at our Habitat Enhancement Project. This event will run from 9:00am until 12:00pm and is suitable for all ages. All equipment is provided.
Click here to sign up.

CDFW is hosting a Volunteer Day at Friant Interactive Nature Site (FINS), Friday, September 6th at 9am‐11am and Saturday, September 7th at 8am‐12pm.  For more information email Cheryl Moxley

Sycamore Island is now open for the 2019 season. For more information, please visit the Sycamore Island Facebook page or call (559) 801-8690.

City of Fresno, Life and Environmental Science Program, is getting ready for San Joaquin River Science Camps.  See Community Science Programs

RiverTree Volunteers has been very active in cleaning up the River, including multiple illegal campsites.  See their Facebook page


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