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FOLFAN (Friends of Lakes Folsom and Natoma) is a State Park Cooperating Association for the
Folsom Lake State Recreation Area. Its 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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Wild Night with FOLFAN -- 2017!

Please Join FOLFAN to celebrate another fun and productive year – thanks to our members, fans, donors and volunteers!

Our Wild Night event will include live music, food, drinks, a photo contest, and informative speakers.

When & Where:
Saturday March 4th
5 PM to 8 PM
At the Granite Bay Activity Center at Folsom Lake State Park (a map and a park pass will be sent to people after they RSVP!)

Who is welcome to attend?
FOLFAN members, fans, donors and volunteers; Folsom Lake SRA staff and volunteers; Lake Natoma Adopt-the-Parkway sponsors and volunteers, Parkway Coalition Representatives; and active members from Friends of Folsom Parkways, Friends of the Folsom Powerhouse, and FATRAC (Folsom Auburn Trail Riders Action Coalition). Bring a spouse or friend. Families are welcome!

There is no charge to attend our Wild Night event! Please RSVP today by using our Eventbrite page:

Click here to view/download a Wild Night event flyer.

Click here for more information about our Photo Contest.

FOLFAN’s Second Annual Amateur Photo Contest

Last year’s first annual photo contest was a blast and revealed a surprising number of excellent amateur photographers among us! If you have some great photos of the State Park, be sure to enter them in this year’s contest. Maybe your photo will be a winner this year!

Photo contest submission deadline: February 20, 2017

Contest entries will be presented and winners and prizes will be announced at our Wild Night with FOLFAN event on the evening of Saturday, March 4, 2017. Must be present to win.

Click here to view/download a Photo Contest flyer (that includes photo contest rules).

Click here to view/download a Wild Night event flyer.

Click here to RSVP for our Wild Night event (this takes you to our Eventbrite page).

Water—Who uses how much?

This article by Jeffrey Mount does an excellent job of separating the facts from the factoids (near-facts artfully spun) regarding who uses how much of our water.

Salmon Falls Ranch Trail Project

The American River Conservancy recently acquired 757 acres of land for the Salmon Falls Ranch Project at the western terminus of the South Fork American River Trail system. The next phase of the project includes developing a 1 mile trail and trailhead facility located off of Salmon Falls Road. The project will include public use facilities for hiking, mountain bicycling and equestrians, as well as day-use recreation associated with trails and wildlife viewing. The project links existing trails that are a part of the South Fork American River Trail (SFART) managed by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM), California Department of Parks and Recreation (DPR) and the American River Conservancy (ARC). For more information about this project, please contact Elena DeLacy with the American River Conservancy at (530) 621-1224 or

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.