DIRECTORS AND OFFICERSStephen Green, President
Warren Truitt, Vice President
Alan Wade, Secretary
Mary Beth Metcalf, M.D. (Audubon Rep.), Treasurer
Frank Cirill, Pres. Emeritus
SUPPORT SERVICESSara Stephens, Office Manager
Betsy Weiland, Volunteer Coordinator/ARNHA Liaison
PARKWAY SAFETY COALITIONBob Hanna, Coordinator
LAND COMMITTEEBetsy Weiland, Chair
WATER COMMITTEEAlan Wade, Chair
Mary Beth Metcalf
BUDGET & FINANCE COMMITTEEBill Davis
Mary Beth Metcalf
SARA RIVERWATCH NEWSLETTERStephen Green, Editor
AMERICAN RIVER NATURAL HISTORY ASSOCIATION (ARNHA) LIAISONBetsy Weiland
SARA WATER FORUM REPRESENTATIVESFelix Smith
ADVISORY COUNCIL MEMBERSDan Bacher
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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RIVERWATCH Newsletter:Below are links to current and past issues of Riverwatch, SARA's quarterly newsletter, containing articles and information related to the American River Parkway.
City/County ContactsA list of City and County Contacts is provided so SARA visitors may communicate with Sacramento County policy/decision makers regarding issues impacting the American River and the surrounding Parkway.
American River Bike Trail GuideThe Sacramento Bee has created an Interactive guide to the American River bike trail that visitors may find useful.
Biking & Hiking the American River Parkway from The American River Natural History Association