Unidentified kayakers are pictured on the Clavey River, a tributary to the Tuolumne River, on Saturday. It was the start of Paddle to the Sea, a three-week event raising awareness of the need to protect the Tuolumne. Boaters will continue down the lower Tuolumne, then the San Joaquin River, Delta and SF Bay. (Patrick Koepele / Tuolumne River Trust)
Unidentified kayakers are pictured on the Clavey River, a tributary to the Tuolumne River, on Saturday. It was the start of Paddle to the Sea, a three-week event raising awareness of the need to protect the Tuolumne. Boaters will continue down the lower Tuolumne, then the San Joaquin River, Delta and SF Bay. (Patrick Koepele / Tuolumne River Trust)
Unidentified kayakers are pictured on the Clavey River, a tributary to the Tuolumne River, on Saturday. It was the start of Paddle to the Sea, a three-week event raising awareness of the need to protect the Tuolumne. Boaters will continue down the lower Tuolumne, then the San Joaquin River, Delta and SF Bay. (Patrick Koepele / Tuolumne River Trust)

Boaters will trace path of Tuolumne River to celebrate, highlight

May 19, 2009 11:14 PM