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August 2018
Clean Up Canceled - Sat, August 4 | 9am-12pm
River Cleanup @ Tiscornia Park
Clean Up Saturday, August 11 | Closed Event
Garney Construction @ Ancil Hoffman
Invasive Plant Removal Saturday, August 18 | 9am-12pm | RSVP
Invasive Plant Removal @ Arden Bar Islands
Work Day Saturday, August 25 | Closed Event
Boldt Construction @ Discovery Park
Clean Up Register Now!
Saturday, September 15
| 9am-12pm
Great American River Cleanup @ Various Sites
Invasive Plant Removal Invasive Plant Removal Work Day Work Day Clean Up Clean Up Event Special Event

ARPF Achievements
XL Construction
Pictured: XL Construction's Sacramento staff removed 800 lbs of trash from Discovery Park!
We had 336 volunteers join us for 798 hours during July! They removed more than 2,890 pounds of trash and 28,580 invasive plants (including red sesbania, Chinese tallow, stinkwort, and brooms) from the American River Parkway.

Groups from Clarke, Crowe, Intel, and XL Construction came out to help clear trails as well as remove invasive plants and trash from the Parkway.

July 2018

Office Volunteers Needed
Not a fan of the summer heat but want to volunteer? We're looking for volunteers to help with data entry in our office! Volunteer opportunities are available Monday - Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm. If you'd like to help out (and spend some extra time with our staff), please email

ARPF Champion

We're pleased to introduce our new Volunteer Coordinator, Justin Santana! Read on to learn more about Justin, and join us at a future volunteer event to meet him.

I was born in Redlands, CA and moved to Lodi, CA when I was 5. Upon graduating from Lodi H.S. I moved to Sacramento to attend California State University, Sacramento. Sacramento has been my home for the past 17 years.

In my spare time I enjoy many outdoor activities such as hiking, riding my bike, gardening and taking long walks with my best pup Diesel, our Miniature Schnauzer.

In the past I was an avid runner, completing about 5 half-marathons a year and two full marathons during my running career. The Parkway was my training grounds of choice and I would be on the trail at least 4 to 5 days a week.

My fondest memory of the Parkway is when I was training for my first full marathon in the summer of 2014. I enjoyed getting up early in the morning and going for long distance runs as the sun rose.

Recently I was forced to stop running due to a back injury but it has not keep me off the Parkway. Now I am into riding a road bike as my incentive to get back out on the Parkway and enjoy all its natural beauty.

Click the button below to introduce yourself and help us welcome Justin!

Call to Community
ARPF Infrastructure Projects
In 2016, the ARPF launched a new initiative to assist Sacramento County Regional Parks in the maintenance of park infrastructure along the American River Parkway. Projects have included repairing and replacing picnic tables, repainting bathrooms, and replacing post-and-cable. Since 2016, more than 94 picnic tables have been rehabilitated.
Help us reach our goal of 10 tables repaired in 2018 by signing your group up for a work day! Click the button below to email us for more information.


Businesses on the Parkway
The Sacramento business community plays an important role in the success of our programs on the American River Parkway. In addition to financial support, these businesses and their employees have donated valuable hours volunteering on the Parkway, helping with trail maintenance, river cleanups, invasive plant removal, infrastructure projects, and more.
A huge thank you goes out to these corporate groups that have joined us to volunteer on the American River Parkway since January of 2018:

Accenture | Blue Shield of California | Clarke | Core Yoga | Crowe | Intel | Jackson Family Wines |Keller Williams Realty | Kimley-Horn and Associates | Nestle | Oracle | PG&E | Sacramento State | SAFE Credit Union | SMUD | State Compensation Insurance Fund | Trainor Fairbrook | Verizon | XL Construction

Is your company interested in joining us for a volunteer project? Click the button below to email us for more information.

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ARPF Events
River Float Cleanup
River Float Cleanup
On Saturday, July 14th, 52 volunteers joined us to float down the American River for a good cause! This hardworking crew removed 700 pounds of trash from the Parkway between Sunrise Recreation Area and River Bend Park.

Volunteers relaxed afterward with a well-deserved BBQ at River Bend Park, hosted by E2 Church. Thank you to all who came out, and a special thank you to our partners at Team Giving, Cullen Realty, E2 and American River Raft Rentals for making this event possible!

Great American River Cleanup
Great American River Cleanup
Registration is open! Click the button below to register.

The Great American River Cleanup (GARCU) is just around the corner on Saturday, September 15th from 9am - noon! Gather your friends, family and coworkers to join us at one of 20 cleanup sites along the American River Parkway (map):

Discovery Park | C Street Bike Bridge | Northgate Blvd | Sutter's Landing | Cal Expo | Paradise Beach | Guy West Bridge | Howe Ave | Watt Ave | Larchmont | Gristmill | William B. Pond Park | River Bend Park | Ancil Hoffman Park | Sarah Ct | El Manto Dr | Sunrise Rec Area | Sailor Bar | Nimbus Fish Hatchery | Negro Bar

Site captains needed! If you're interested in leading one of our cleanup sites, send an email to

GARCU is part of the larger California Coastal Cleanup Day, coordinated by the California Coastal Commission. Cleaning up our inland waterways is an essential component to cleaner, healthier oceans!

Photo by Judy Stansbury/Wagtale Photography

Mark your calendar - Howlin' on the Parkway is returning on Saturday, October 20th at William B. Pond Park! Get your family and your pooch ready for a morning full of fun including a walk on Parkway trails, a costume competition, pet adoptions, vendors, food trucks, raffle prizes, and more.

Proceeds from Howlin' on the Parkway will help provide dog poop bags on the American River Parkway through the Parkway Foundation's Pups in the Park program. Pet waste is an environmental pollutant containing bacteria that can contaminate the river and soil as well as cause diseases if not disposed of properly. So help protect our waterways by walking your dog on Saturday, October 20th!

Run the Parkway
Run the Parkway
If you love running on the American River Parkway, take one day to support it! Join our partner, the Sacramento Running Association, on Sunday, November 4th for Run the Parkway - the official training run for the California International Marathon. With a 20-miler, half marathon, and untimed fun run/walk, this race has something for everyone! Proceeds will benefit the Parkway Foundation's trail maintenance program, keeping the Parkway's equestrian/hiking trails accessible for all.

Volunteer with your group at an aid station! If your group is interested in hosting an aid station (minimum of 20 volunteers), please email us at Registration for all other volunteer opportunities will open later this month.

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Partner Highlight
Visit Rancho

Looking for the best things to do on and around the American River Parkway? Rancho Cordova Travel & Tourism has a new itinerary and trip planning tool to customize your escape for an afternoon, weekend or longer. Click here to give it a try!

American River Raft Rentals Capital Hop Shop Cap Tap
Colleen Watters Kinetic Cycles Refill Madness
River Rat Rubio's Sportsman's Warehouse
University Auto Fleet Feet Sac  

To find out how the Parkway Partners Program
can benefit your business, click here!

American River Parkway Foundation (ARPF) | 5700 Arden Way Carmichael, CA 95608 | T: (916) 486-2773 | F: (916) 486-2779 | Email