WHY a Campaign?
Some may be asking
why is the
Foundation undertaking such a campaign at this time, when the economy is
hurting and people are losing their jobs?". The Foundation is aware of the economic time but believes that the
Parkway is such a resource and treasure to the residents of the Greater
Sacramento area that without our financial assistance the Parkway will not
exist in the future. The
foundation is a joint caretaker of the parkway, along with the County of
Sacramento. The budget cuts
within the County Parks Department have impacted us making it more important
than ever, for us to continue in raising funds to protect and maintain this
So our goal is to CONNECT with the 8 million plus visitors to the
parkway to help bring about public awareness, volunteer opportunities and
protection of the land.
Connect with us today and take a personal interest in keeping your community
Parkway open and thriving!
Click here to print the CONNECT brochure.
How Can You Contribute?
You can support the American River
Parkway Foundation’s CONNECT campaign
in myriad ways.
Click here to find
out more about the ways you can assist.
What Will the Money be Used For?
The money will be used to protect and preserve the American River Parkway
through the following fundraising efforts:
Beautification and maintenance of the parkway:
Invasive Plant Programs - with
the California Native Plant Society
Restore riparian forests
Conduct Bi-Annual river clean-ups
Arts at the Parkway Programs
Distribute Grants to stakeholders
Creating and updating the Ranger dispatch
Homeless Program Coordination
Signage on the Parkway
Separate running and cycling trails
Maintain all trails (equestrian, running and cycling)
Soil Born Farms
Effie Yeaw Nature Center
Animals of the parkway
Future Campfire site
Increase Volunteers on the parkway
Shade structure over the picnic tables at William Pond
Signage for the Fair Oaks Bluffs
Replacement doors for bathrooms
Please call Dianna Poggetto, ARPF Executive Director at (916) 486-2773.