Welcome to SARA

The Save the American River Association, (SARA) is a grass roots organization established in 1961 to spearhead the establishment of the American River Parkway (the "crown jewel" of the Sacramento County Park System) and adoption of the Parkway Plan. Our mission is to protect and enhance the wildlife habitat, fishery, and recreational resources of the American River Parkway. Our volunteer, non-profit group of more than 600 members and Board of Directors work to ensure that the American River Parkway will survive and prosper for the benefit of future generations.

Current Issues and Activities

SARA's commitment to preserving the American River and Parkway requires constant vigilance. Below are current issues/activities we're working on:

SARA seeks Sacramento County compliance with American River Parkway Plan.

SARA filed a lawsuit in Sacramento Superior Court on December 19, 2013. View the Petition for Writ of Mandate and Complaint for Declaratory and Injunctive Relief that was filed with the Court.