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's position on illegal camping in the Parkway

June 2015 - County Regional Parks Future is Being Considered: Sacramento County is considering the future of our Regional Parks (for example American River Parkway, Dry Creek Parkway, McFarland Ranch, Deer Creek Hills and others). The questions are: (1) What services should be provided by the Regional Parks Department and (2) What are the adequate and sustainable funding sources for these services. HOW YOU CAN HELP.

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.