American River Parkway has
been described as Sacramento's urban oasis
and the region's jewel.
The American River
Parkway Foundation is a publicly
supported 501 (c) (3) not for profit agency,
which each year coordinates the efforts of
hundreds of volunteers who contribute
thousands of work hours to maintaining and
improving the Parkway. Listed below
are some of their comments:
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The American River Parkway Foundation is a great way to learn about the
parkway or volunteer to help clean-up or preserve the parkway. I love this
organization for their fundamental stewardship, dedication and downright
I LOVE walking through the Riverbend Park, and part of the reason why it's
such a great place to visit is because of the work done by all the
volunteers at the ARPF. They are great people, who do "silent" work in the
community that benefits EVERYONE. Vote for them. They're TOTALLY worth it!
LOVE the river clean-up days!! Always take my daughter and little sister for
a fun day of community service and a free t-shirt!! Gotta love it!! =)
Thanks for being a great charity!!
They are helping our environment and community for now and the future of our
children and grand children.
Either walking, biking, running or slip your canoe, kayak into this
environment you can't beat what this foundation has done for the River. By
providing education to the public about our natural resources, and how to
keep them at a higher level then we imagine, to bring our past to our future
and sustainability of this great resource.
Worked with the American River Parkway Foundation many times through my
company and my family. It is well run and a great charity to work with!
"I can say that (outreach) is fun to do. I
did (tabling) for a couple of hours at our
booth at Earth Day event this past Sunday
and met a lot of folks who are excited about
the Parkway. You sure don't have to sell
them on it....folks walk right up and sign
the volunteer list."
Nicholas N. Ewing, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair Dept. of Biological
Sciences California State University,
"Wow!! Christy Spoto
and I finally got around to the mile
condition report today and what a wonderful
surprise ... we walked the bike trail, the
equestrian trail, and a few trails down to
the river and did not see any trash along
the approx two and a half miles that we
walked. We have been the stewards of this
mile for --- years, and even though it is
generally pretty clean, this is the first
time that there has been absolutely nothing
Equestrian Trail Patrol Mile Steward
I wanted to let you know that I thought
(Parkway Half Marathon) was a smash!
Well organized, well attended, good vendors,
lots of volunteers, including some from the
FTB BUG. And, you couldn't ask for
better racing weather. I thought it was
Regards, Marc Narlesky
Franchise Tax Board, Bicycle User Group (BUG) Mile Steward