Raft the Rio Cancelled

After 17 years, we reluctantly decided to cancel Raft the Rio this year (2015).

Costs, declining participation, and the huge staff effort involved were all factors in our decision, but the main reason was that we felt we had achieved our goal for the event of reconnecting people to the river.

The event has brought thousands of people down to the river over the years to enjoy a day on the water and appreciate an undervalued community asset. An entire generation has grown up with it. It’s time to move on and concentrate our limited resources on other ways to help the river.

For those of you who loved the event (as we did), fear not. It appears likely that another community group will take it over next year.