SARA Leadership

DIRECTORS AND OFFICERS

Stephen Green, President
George Nyberg, Vice President Alan Wade, Secretary
Mary Beth Metcalf, M.D. (Audubon Rep.), Treasurer
Kelly Cohen
Bill Davis
Elke Guenter
Burt Hodges
Jim Morgan
Felix Smith
Warren V. Truitt, (Past President)
Betsy Weiland
Frank Cirill, Pres. Emeritus

SUPPORT SERVICES

Sara Stephens, Office Manager
Betsy Weiland, Volunteer Coordinator/ARNHA Liaison

PARKWAY SAFETY COALITION

Bob Hanna, Coordinator

LAND COMMITTEE

Betsy Weiland, Chair
Frank Cirill
Bill Davis
Elke Guenter
Burt Hodges
Jim Morgan
Warren Truitt

WATER COMMITTEE

Alan Wade, Chair
Stephen Green
Felix Smith
Mary Beth Metcalf

BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEE

Bill Davis
Alan Wade
Warren Truitt
Mary Beth Metcalf
 

SARA RIVERWATCH NEWSLETTER

Stephen Green, Editor

AMERICAN RIVER NATURAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION (ARNHA) LIAISON

Betsy Weiland

SARA WATER FORUM REPRESENTATIVES

Felix Smith
Clyde Macdonald
Jim Jones

ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERS

Dan Bacher
Anne Baron
John Barris
Katy Baygell
Rick Bettis
Dave Clark
Maxine Clark
Illa Collin
Alcides Freitas
Guy Galante
Jane Hagedorn
Bob Hanna
Callie Hurd
Jim Jones
Gary Kukkola
Joseph Larzalere
Pam Lapinski
Dave Lydick
Randy Smith
Ron Stork
Ron Suter
David Thesell
Linda Villatore
Leo Winternitz

SARA ADVISORY COUNCIL MISSION

SARA established an Advisory Council in 2006, consisting of individuals with exceptional talents and experience to assist SARA in dealing with 21st Century issues affecting the American River and Parkway. Areas of expertise include: environmental, water, habitat, legal, fund raising, promotion, management and government.

The purpose of the SARA Advisory Council is to advise the Board and the President, individually and as a group, on matters of concern that are within the scope of SARA's mission. In addition to being available for counsel, it is expected that Advisory Council members will initiate/introduce issues or matters of concern prompted by their own special knowledge, and attend SARA meetings when matters within their interest and expertise are on the agenda. Advisory Council members will serve for 2 years.

AMERICAN RIVER PARKWAY SAFETY COALITION

In an effort to improve communications between recreational parkway users and law enforcement, SARA took initiative as a founding member of the American River Parkway Safety Coalition. The Coalition offers rewards for information leading to the arrest and conviction of persons responsible for selected crimes committed on the bike trails, waterways and adjacent land from Discovery Park to Granite Bay, and encourages stiff penalties for persons convicted of crimes committed in these areas. The Coalition organization members contributing to the reward are Save the American River Association (SARA), Buffalo Chips Running Club, Sacramento Wheelmen, Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (SABA) River City Paddlers, Inc., and the Lake Natoma Community Task Force.

When a Parkway crime occurs and the Safety Coalition determines that a reward should be offered, SARA will post the reward notice in this space.

For more information, please contact :

American River Parkway Safety Coalition
c/o SARA (Save the American River Association),
P.O. Box 277638
Sacramento, CA 95827.

You can also send an e-mail to: info@sarariverwatch.org

Click here for a list of important telephone numbers.