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January 2019

ACHIEVEMENTS | CHAMPION| COMMUNITY | EVENTS | SUPPORT

Check out our brand new ARPF store! Click here to shop.

Coming Up
American River
Cleanup Cleanup @ Cal Expo (Ethan Way)
Saturday, February 9 | 9am-12pm | Register
Event Ride the Parkway @ William B. Pond Park
Sunday, May 19 | 7am-2pm | Register
Save the Date:
Cleanup Spring Cleanup @ Various Sites
Saturday, April 13 | 9am-12pm
Event Summer Solstice Dinner & Auction @ William B. Pond Park
Saturday, June 22 | 6-9:30pm
Cleanup Great American River Cleanup @ Various Sites
Saturday, September 21 | 9am-12pm
Cleanup Cleanup Invasive Plants Invasive Plants Workday Workday Event Event
ARPF closed Monday, January 21 for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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ARPF Achievements
ARPF 2018
Thanks to our dedicated volunteers and staff, the American River Parkway Foundation can celebrate numerous accomplishments in 2018:
  • 5,221 volunteers donated 15,830 hours to the Parkway, worth an amazing total of $460,494.70*
  • Volunteers removed 100,705 pounds of trash and pulled 150,102 invasive plants
  • 1,903 disadvantaged youth experienced the Parkway through the Campfire Outdoor Educational Site
  • 68,000 "Mutt Mitt" dog waste removal bags were purchased to stock 17 stations along the Parkway
  • Volunteers, interns and staff cleared more than 9 miles of the equestrian/hiking trail
  • Fly Fishing Specialties joined our ranks selling Parks Passes, bringing the total to 27 vendors throughout Sacramento
  • 10 interns joined us throughout the year to learn about environmental science, events, marketing and fundraising

*Based on an estimated value of $29.09 per volunteer hour in the State of California (via Independent Sector)


December Highlight
Intel
Pictured: Intel staff cleaning up the Howe Ave River Access
In December, 665 volunteers braved the cold weather to remove 12,591 lbs of trash and 5,093 invasive plants (including red sesbania and broom) from the American River Parkway! Groups joined us from Intel, Sacramento Country Day School and West Campus High School for cleanups on the Parkway. December 2018

ARPF Champion
Our volunteers are the champions of our programs! Volunteers 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 taking care of your American River Parkway in 2018.


Our volunteer Mile Stewards dedicate 4,213 hours in 2018 to removing trash, graffiti, and abandoned camps from the American River Parkway. Volunteers from the general public also joined us for monthly, site-specific cleanups and our annual Great American River Cleanup. These cleanups removed an astonishing 100,705 pounds of trash and debris from the Parkway in 2018.

Check out the impact of our cleanup volunteers, broken down by mile of the Parkway in the graphic below.


Community
ARPF Community
We're honored to care for the American River Parkway alongside a community that takes pride in the American River Parkway. To our members, donors, volunteers, Board of Directors, Parks Pass holders,e-newsletter subscribers, and social media followers: Thank you for investing in the future of the American River Parkway.


Parks Pass
Support Parks
The American River Parkway is the perfect place to complete your New Year's Resolution - whether you want to spend more time outside, improve your fitness, or learn more about nature. Purchase an annual Parks Pass to tackle your goals while supporting the Parkway!

Parks Passes are sold at 27 locations throughout the Sacramento region. Click here to find a vendor near you, or click the button below to order online.

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ARPF Events
Ride the Parkway
Ride the Parkway

Come ride with us on May 19, 2019! Registration for the 16th Annual Ride the Parkway is officially open. Ride your bike on the American River Parkway, and then celebrate with friends, beer, food and live music!

Plus, we've got a Super Early Bird deal for you. Sign up by February 14th for only $60 - $20 off the regular adult registration price. Click the button below to register online, or download a mail-in registration form.

Register

Support
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Become a Member
The American River Parkway Foundation counts on you and more than 6,000 volunteers to ensure our parkway will be here for future generations. 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 trail
  • Bring disadvantaged youth to the Parkway for an outdoor learning experience
442 members supported the American River Parkway Foundation in 2018. Click the button below to learn more!
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American River Parkway Foundation (ARPF) | 5700 Arden Way Carmichael, CA 95608 | T: (916) 486-2773 | F: (916) 486-2779 | Email