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ARPF November Newsletter


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Fall on the River
November 2018
Event Sunday, November 4 | Register
Run the Parkway @ William B. Pond Park
Don't forget the time change!
Work Day Thursday, November 15 | 2-4pm | RSVP
Native Garden Work Day @ ARPF
Cleanup Saturday, November 17 | 9am-12pm | RSVP
Cleanup @ Northgate (18+ ONLY)
Work Day Saturday, November 17 | 9am-12pm | FULL
Restoration Work Day @ Sacramento Bar
Cleanup Saturday, December 1 | 9am-12pm | RSVP
Cleanup @ Howe Ave
Invasive Plant Removal Invasive Plant Removal Work Day Work Day Cleanup Clean Up Event Special Event
Our office will be closed for Veterans Day on Monday, November 12, and for Thanksgiving on Thursday & Friday, November 22-23.

ARPF Achievements
Steelhead Creek
Pictured: Volunteers remove 8,000 tons of trash from Steelhead Creek.
October was a busy month for our volunteers! 114 volunteers spent a total of 301.5 hours on the American River Parkway to remove 24,188 pounds of trash and 9,330 invasive plants (including red sesbania, Chinese tallow, broom, and stinkwort). Volunteers also helped at the 3rd annual Howlin' on the Parkway! October
The Rotary Club of Sacramento hosted a volunteer day to repair 4 picnic tables and clean up trash at William B. Pond Park. Meanwhile, Sacramento State's Physical Therapy Department joined our Steelhead Creek Mile Steward Roland Brady for a cleanup, removing an impressive 8 tons of trash.

ARPF Champion
New Staff
Mohrfeld Family Meet Nan Mohrfeld, newest member of the ARPF team! We're excited to have her on board as our office manager. Read on to learn a little more about Nan!

I was born and raised in Sacramento, having attended the same high school as my parents. My college years were spent in Chico attending Chico State.

Upon college graduation I spent several years in San Diego working in marketing for the tourism industry.

I feel fortunate to have eventually made my way back to Sacramento with my husband to raise two boys in the Arden Park area. I am an avid walker, hiker and diner, which makes this town a great place to live. The parkway is my home away from home and feel fortunate to live so close to this outdoor gem.

Campfire Site
The American River Parkway Foundation strives to excite and educate kids about environmental stewardship through the Campfire Outdoor Educational Site in River Bend Park. Thanks to our wonderful supporters, 1,248 4th-7th grade children from 7 school districts across Sacramento County were exposed to the American River Parkway at the site during spring of this year.

82.6% of these children are socioeconomically disadvantaged (defined by the state of California, based on eligibility for the free and reduced lunch program) and many have never experienced nature or the Parkway. The Campfire Outdoor Ed Site opens their eyes to the bounty of open space in Sacramento that many of us take for granted.

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Thank You!

We Appreciate You!
Thanksgiving is just around the corner, so we'd like to take a minute to say thank you for taking pride in the Parkway as volunteers, donors, members, and supporters. The American River Parkway is Sacramento's backyard, and we're honored to serve it with all of you.

ARPF Events
Howlin' on the Parkway
Photo by Allan Fuss
Howlin' on the Parkway
We had a paw-some morning with more than 150 walkers and volunteers at Howlin' on the Parkway on Saturday, October 20th to support a clean, poop-free American River! Participants enjoyed a walk along river trails, a festival with vendors and adoptable dogs from the Bradshaw Animal Shelter, and a doggy costume contest.

Howlin' raises support for our Pups in the Park program, which provides and stocks 17 poop bag stations along the Parkway to prevent water pollution from pet waste.

Run the Parkway
Run the Parkway
The 3rd Annual Run the Parkway, our partner race with the Sacramento Running Association, is this Sunday! All of our volunteer slots are filled, but you can still register for the race or come out to cheer on our runners.
Run the Parkway is the official training run of the California International Marathon, featuring a 20-mile distance, half marathon, and an un-timed nature fun run/walk. Proceeds from the race benefit Sacramento's treasured training venue, the American River Parkway, through the Parkway Foundations programs.

Holiday Shop
Psst...We've got the secret to a stress-free holiday season: Get your shopping done early, and give gifts that give back! We'll help you get a head start with these awesome gifts for the outdoor enthusiast on your list. Click the icons below to shop each item (they all benefit our programs!), or make a donation in someone's honor.
Parks Passes T-Shirts Jerseys
Art Membership



Partner Highlight

Sacramento Running Association

The Sacramento Running Association (SRA) is a community-based non-profit that promotes the sport of running in the greater Sacramento area. The SRA spends over $1 million annually to manage events and programs to benefit local runners of all ages and abilities.
Since 2007, the SRA has donated $173,366.50 to the American River Parkway through Run the Parkway as well as the Parkway Foundation's trail maintenance and Adopt-A-Mile programs. We're proud to partner with the Sacramento Running Association on Run the Parkway as a way for Sacramento runners to support and celebrate their treasured training venue, the American River Parkway.
American River Raft Rentals Capital Hop Shop Cap Tap
Colleen Watters Kinetric Cycles Refill Madness
River Rat Visit Rancho Sportsman's Warehouse
Rubio's University Auto Fleet Feet

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