In 1993, the Parkway Foundation founded the “Adopt-the-Parkway” initiative. “Mile Stewards” adopt each of the 23 miles of Parkway along both banks of the river.
There are two types of Mile Stewards – volunteer and financial. Both are recognized on a Parkway sign located along the paved bike trail of “their” mile. There are 46 Volunteer Mile Stewards and 46 Financial Mile Stewards along the Parkway.
Volunteer Mile Stewards make a two-year commitment to serve at least 20 volunteer hours on their mile each quarter. Stewards complete clean-up, trail maintenance, weed removal, and report any issues on their mile.
Financial Mile Stewards/Sponsors make a two-year commitment to contribute $1,500 per year. This contribution covers the hard costs of the volunteer mile stewardship (volunteer coordination, tools, and equipment, for example) that includes trash removal, invasive plant management, and trail maintenance.
This program allows individuals, businesses, and organizations to have a close, personal stake in the well-being of the Parkway. Mile Stewards take on the challenge of cleaning and conserving the American River Parkway that so many love and use. Each year, Volunteer Mile Stewards provide 3500+ hours of service and remove thousands of pounds of garbage from the Parkway!
Thank you to our current and previous Mile Stewards! For information about joining the program, please contact our Community Engagement Manager Justino Santana at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-486-2773.
Download Mile Stewards Program summary.
|Volunteer Steward||Mile||Financial Steward|
|Todd Andrews||0N||Huhtamaki maker of Chinet|
|Team Giving, Inc.||0S||Eppie’s Kids Duathlon|
|State Street||1N||James Hollenback|
|State Street||2N||MBK Engineers|
|Bill Perry||2S||In Mem. of Kevin Regan|
|ARP Equestrian Trail Patrol||3N||Fossum Family|
|Fleet Feet, Sacramento||3S||ECORP Consulting|
|Steve & Theresa Graham||4N||Robert Fox Family|
|Annie Drinkwater-Wright||4S||Benchmark Resources|
|Amy & George||5N||The Tocher Family|
|Claudia Kirkpatrick||5S||The Akins Family|
|Unitarian Universalist Society, Sacramento||6N||Point West Rotary|
|Friends of Jeff Arthur||6S||In Memory of Marcia Vincent|
|Point West Rotary||7N||Friends & Family of Patrick Dugal|
|Sac State Sustainability||7S||OPEN|
|Rex Cycles||8N||Capital Road Race Management|
|Peak Adventures, ASI||8S||Ben Goldhammer|
|Buddhist Tzu Chi Foundation||9N||Rotary Club, Arden Arcade|
|Buffalo Chips Running Club||10N||Dan & Laurel Hall|
|InAlliance||10S||Buffalo Chips Running Club|
|Adele Kruger||11N||The Shelton Family|
|Pete Spaulding||11S||Supervisor Susan Peters|
|Glen & Connie Thomas||12N||Sacramento Bike Hikers|
|B.R.E.C.A.||12S||Shasta Linen Supply|
|Leigh Rutledge & Bill Hambrick||13N||Dennis Greenbaum & Debbie Davis|
|Sac Valley CNPS||13S||Sacramento Association of Realtors|
|Friends of Sarah Court||14N||David, Maxine, Callie & Josh Clark|
|E.V.I.L. Gear||14S||Huber/Sheehan Family|
|PRO Unlimited, Inc.||15N||OnCore Consulting|
|Sac Adult Drug Court Treatment Center||15S||EMRL|
|Diez & Sigg Properties||16N||Ken Miller & Enid Morris|
|California Fly Fishers Unlimited Club||16S||Water Forum|
|Congregation B’nai Israel||17N||Gherini Athletic Club|
|Ron Rothacker & Friends||17S||Smith and Family|
|Hands Up for Hooters – Komen 3-Day Walk||18N||Novak Family|
|Cullen Realty||18S||Streng Family|
|Omega Nu Sorority||19N||Winters Family|
|Will Rogers SDC/Ms. Metz||19S||OPEN|
|Kiwanis Club of Carmichael||20N||Balanced Body|
|Hot Yoga at Sunrise||20S||Sacramento Running Association|
|Dawn Hanley||21N||M & J Andrews Family|
|Sierra Race Walkers||21S||Bob & Marcy Crowley|
|Casa Robles HS Air Force JROTC||22N||HUB International|
|River City Geocaching||22S||Krausse Family|
|Roland Brady||Steelhead Creek|