MADERA, CA – The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust (Trust) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting a free Open House Day Friday, November 11th from 10 am – 2 pm at Sycamore Island, with activities led by Youth Parkway Ambassadors from Madera South High School.
The new Youth Parkway Ambassadors Program is an outdoor skills and leadership development program for high school aged youth. Participants receive training on skills including canoeing, kayaking, orienteering, and plant identification as well as outdoor gear and park passes to help them access outdoor recreation on their own. In addition to building outdoor skills, the program includes development of soft skills such as communication, public speaking, and community outreach. After completing training, the Youth Ambassadors will host two free open houses with guided activities for their community.