We had our first ever river cleanup in Bakersfield today. Around 500 pounds of trash, tires and shopping carts and a safe were carried out in about 2 hours over a 3 acre area of the river bed. Kern River Conservancy’s Bakersfield chapter is officially open!
Join today and become a volunteer. Link is in our bio.
While we can’t wait for summer to arrive, that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the beautiful weather on the Kern River during these warm winter days.
Remington Hot Springs is one of the magical places on the Lower Kern. Always practice LEAVE NO TRACE and PACK OUT everything you bring to your trip and always be aware of your safety and surroundings when near a flowing river or lake.
Photo courtesy: @jschmaltzz
Mark your calendars! Saturday February 3 is our next river clean up. We will all meet at the Democrat day use on the Lower kern. If you’d like to sign up and participate, click on our link in our bio to sign up. Hope to see you all soon.
The greatest tool in reducing your impact is education.
Disposable diapers last HOW LONG!? Follow along to learn about the decomposition rates of various trash items. Learn more about the trash timeline and how to dispose of waste properly with @leavenotracecenter
We’re headed down south to the San Gabriel Mountain National Monument to assist our friends at @trashfreeearth and @lanatureforall in a river clean up on the East Fork San Gabriel.
If you’re in the Los Angeles / San Gabriel area and would like to join us, send us a DM for details and to RSVP.
Hope to see everyone this Saturday!
“Everybody can be great. Because anybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve…. You don’t have to know the second theory of thermodynamics in physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace. A soul generated by love.”
~Martin Luther King, Jr.
Who’s ready for this weekend?
Well, the fish are definitely ready!
Fishing continues to be good up and down the kern. Check out this German Brown caught by @nacho20e on the Upper Kern. Remember to always practice Leave No Trace and be extremely cautious around moving water and if you’re looking to learn some fly fishing, make sure to contact @kernriverflyshop for some classes. See you all on the river this weekend!
Check out this beast of a rainbow trout coming out of Lake Isabella!!! Make sure you all follow @visitkernriver for the upcoming Lake Isabella Fishing Derby and all the cool community events on the Kern River.
We weren’t kidding when we said the Lower Kern was fishing really good right now. Check out this beautiful rainbow trout caught by @wwhikerlady over the weekend on the Lower Kern River Canyon.
Always be cautious around Swift water.
Look at that gorgeous Rainbow Trout caught in the Lower Kern River by @franksflyshack
Yes, there are many many rainbow trouts in the Lower Kern. Most visitors bypass the Lower as a byway to get to the upper Kern and never explore the lower canyon. The Lower is home to some amazing trout, Small and large mouth bass and many other species. Not to mention some epic class 3- 5 whitewater. Next time on your drive up, stop and go on a Lower Kern adventure. Always be safe and cautious around Swift water.
Looking for a New Years resolution??? Learn it. Practice it. Share it.
Look at the 2017 impact numbers resulting in people practicing Leave No Trace. We are proud to be an official partner and the only official Leave No Trace partner in the Sequoia National Forest and a designated hot spot.
Only way to end the holiday weekend is with some outstanding mountain biking through the Sequoia National Forest. We have some of the best mountain bike trails in the Sierra’s.
Stop waiting and start pedaling! 🚵🏼♀️