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Cleanup Saturday, January 6 | 9am-12pm | Map
Clean-up @ Paradise Beach
Workday Monday, January 15 | 9am-12pm | More Info
Sacramento County Day of Service
Workday Saturday, January 20 | 9am-12pm | RSVP
Workday @ Campfire Outdoor Ed Site
Cleanup Saturday, February 3 | 9am-12pm | RSVP
Clean-up @ Northgate Blvd (subject to weather)
Invasive Plant Removal Invasive Plant Removal Workday Work Day Cleanup Clean Up Event Special Event

ARPF Office Closures
The ARPF office will be closed on Monday, January 15th for Martin Luther King, Jr.'s Birthday.

Sac Country Day School
Pictured: Sacramento Country Day School Students clean up Mile 9.5.
ARPF 2017 Snapshot
Thanks to our wonderful volunteers and staff, the American River Parkway Foundation reached new heights in 2017:
  • 5,541 volunteers donated 15,884 hours to the Parkway
  • Volunteers removed 112,038.5 pounds of trash and pulled 232,801 invasive plants
  • 2,700 disadvantaged youth experienced the American River Parkway through the Campfire Outdoor Educational Site
  • 17 "Mutt Mitt" dog waste bag dispensers now available along the Parkway, including new stations at Rossmoor Bar, Sacramento Bar and Sailor Bar
  • Volunteers, interns and staff cleared more than 18 miles of the equestrian/hiking trail
  • Sportsman's Warehouse joined our ranks selling Parks Passes, bringing the total to 24 vendors throughout Sacramento
  • 7 interns joined us throughout the year to learn about the environmental science field
  • Welcomed the Daughters of the American Revolution as our new Native Plant Garden Stewards

December Highlights
Thank you to the 285 volunteers who contributed 729.75 hours to the American River Parkway in December. Volunteers removed 3,221 pounds of trash and 8,019 invasive plants, including Chinese tallow and red sesbania. We welcomed volunteer groups from UC Davis, Meristem and the Sacramento Country Day School. December Numbers

Our programs would not thrive without the support of our wonderful volunteers who dedicate hours to removing trash and invasive plants, restoring park infrastructure, clearing trails, helping at events, entering computer data and more.

Check out the chart below to see how our volunteers spent time helping on your Parkway in 2017.

Hours by Program

Trash Removed by Mile
Clean-Ups Our volunteer Mile Stewards dedicate hours all year to removing trash, graffiti, and abandoned camps from the American River Parkway. Volunteers also joined us for monthly clean-ups at various locations along the river. These clean-ups, combined with our Spring Clean-Up and Great American River Clean-Up (GARCU), removed an astonishing 112,038.5 pounds of trash and debris from the Parkway in 2017.
Check out the impact of our clean-up volunteers, broken down by mile of the Parkway in the chart below.

As we look back on 2017, we're reminded that our community takes pride in the American River Parkway. To our members and donors, volunteers, Board of Directors, Parks Pass owners, and Facebook, Instagram and Twitter followers: Thank you for caring about the American River Parkway.

Parks Pass
Support Your Parks
More than 7,528 Parkway users purchased a Sacramento County Parks Pass in 2017. Be part of the community that supports the American River Parkway by purchasing an annual pass!

Parks Passes are sold at 24 locations throughout the Sacramento region! Click here to find a vendor near you, or purchase online by clicking the "Buy Now" button below.

Buy Now

Ride the Parkway - New Date
Ride the Parkway

Sunday, May 20, 2018
7:00 AM - 1:00 PM | William B. Pond Recreation Area
Registration is open!

Ride the Parkway has moved to May, so get ready to log those May is Bike Month miles and support the American River Parkway at the same time. Register now to take advantage of Early Bird pricing!

Buy a Parks Pass, Get a Discount
Purchase a Sacramento County Parks Pass when you register and get $5 off your registration. Select the Early Bird w/ Parks Pass option when you register.


Save the Date
Spring & Great American River Clean-Ups Ride
Summer Solstice Dinner & Auction Run
Ride Solstice Run
Saturday, April 7 & September 15, 2018 NEW DATE! Sunday, May 20, 2018 Saturday, June 23, 2018 Sunday, November 4, 2018

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Become a Member
The American River Parkway is part of the Sacramento region's identity and your support ensures its vitality! As a member of the American River Parkway Foundation, you can have an individual impact on the future of the Parkway. Your contribution helps:
  • Provide trash bags and gloves to remove litter, junk and debris
  • Plant native wildflowers enjoyed by wildlife and Parkway visitors
  • Equip volunteers with tools to remove invasive plants harmful to the ecosystem
  • Supply "Mutt Mitt" bags to prevent pet waste from polluting waterways
  • Rent heavy equipment used to maintain and improve the multi-use dirt rail
  • Bring disadvantaged youth to the Parkway for an outdoor learning experience

723 members supported the American River Parkway Foundation in 2017. Click the button below to learn more!

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American River Raft Rentals Refill Madness Fleet Feet

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