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Public Invited to Spring Fling on the Kings!

The Kings River Conservancy will host the 6th Annual Spring Fling on the Kings on Saturday, April 29 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Lapp River House in Sanger.

The public is invited to attend this free event and may purchase a barbeque lunch for $25. Beer, wine, and soft drinks will also be available to purchase. All proceeds benefit the Kings River Conservancy’s ongoing projects such as trail maintenance and public safety education.

The event will feature live music, kayak demonstrations, and boating safety. Fresno Wildlife will bring raptors and share knowledge about local wildlife.

Kings River Water District biologist Heidi Isner will be on hand to answer questions about fish and water mammals.

“After our abundant rains, the Kings River is flowing full in all her glory,” said Deborah Lapp, board president of the Kings River Conservancy. “Bring a lawn chair and relax with drink, listen to music, or play games by the river. We’ll have volleyball, disc golf, boules and more.”

The Kings River Conservancy will also hold a raffle to raise money for the river with prizes such as yard art, a handmade box, homebrew beer-making kit, gift baskets, items from REI, and more. Tickets are $1.00 each and may be purchased at the event or prior to the event by calling the Kings River Conservancy office.

The event will be held at the Lapp River House located at 26210 Elwood in Sanger located 30 minutes east of Fresno off Highway 180.

Blossom Trail Dental, Reedley Veterinary Hospital, REI, and Valley Public Radio are sponsors of the event.

The Kings River Conservancy is a non-profit organization dedicated to encourage public safety and sound public conservation practices along the Kings River corridor from Pine Flat Dam to Highway 99. They participate in functions such as invasive species removal, a trout incubator house to release trout into the river, adding warden patrols and maintaining safe public access points along the river.

For more information about the event, contact the Kings River Conservancy at 559-787-9500 or visit www.kingsriverconservancy.org.

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