Recommended Web Sites

NRPA: Parks and Other Green Environments: Essential Components of a Healthy Human Habitat

Links: Protecting the Lower American River

Effie Yeaw Nature Center and Preserve
Since the launch of its website on Earth Day this year, the Friends of Effie Yeaw Nature Center and Preserve has been organizing grassroots support for the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, American Natural History Association, and the beautiful 77-acre wildlife preserve the EYNC sits on.

American River Natural History Association
Founded on the premise that open space and contact with the natural world benefit the community and are essential to our quality of life. Endeavors to promote understanding of Sacramento's outdoor environment.

American River Parkway Volunteer Equestrian Trail Patrol
Serves as "the eyes and ears" in the protection of park property and resources.

Citizens to Save The Bluffs
Grassroots organization dedicated to raising money to protect the Fair Oaks Bluffs so that future generations can enjoy the panoramic vistas.
Mission is to protect the beauty and serenity of the American River Parkway from the threat of inappropriate development and profiteering by developers and builders within the Parkway Corridor Combining Zone.

Preserve Sutter Jensen
The Preserve Sutter-Jensen Committee has been organizing grassroots support for the 19 acre Sutter-Jensen Community Park in Carmichael to ensure usable open space for future generations.

Links: Protecting California Rivers and Beyond

American River Conservancy
Protects and enhances natural habitats where biodiversity can flourish; promotes, through environmental education, a broad ethic of stewardship.

American River Watershed Group
Consortium of governmental agencies, environmental groups and interested persons working to preserve this magnificent resource.

California Whitewater Rafting:
This site is intended as a resource for commercial and private rafters in California. Goal is to provide river information, stories, discussion, gear, flows, and other resources specifically for rafters.

Friends of the River
Dedicated to preserving, protecting, and restoring California's rivers, streams, and their watersheds.

International Rivers Network
Works to halt the construction of destructive river development projects and to promote sound river management options worldwide.

Preserve Rancho Murieta
The mission of the Rancho Murieta Development Concerned Citizen's Committee: to promote policies and programs that foster the preservation of the natural resources of Rancho Murieta. Provide opportunities for public enjoyment and education of ecologically sensitive areas. Promote the protection of our rural character, open spaces, and natural areas while respecting property rights and enhancing property values.

Protect American River Canyons
Dedicated to the preservation of the wilderness, recreational, cultural and historical values of the American river and it's canyons.

Sierra Nevada Alliance
Regional coalition of organizations working on environmental issues & community-building in the Sierra.

Soil Born Farms
Encouraging individuals to participate in a system of food production that promotes healthy living, nutures the environment and brings people together to share the simple pleasures of living life in harmony with nature.

South Fork of the American River
Information on history, rafting, river flow levels, and more.

South Yuba River Citizens League
Community-based educational non-profit organization committed to the protection and preservation of the entire Yuba River watershed.

Whitewater Rafting in California
A resource for whitewater recreation in California.

The government is destroying our rivers and our fish! The state and federal bureaucracies are moving ahead with California water plans that do not consider the needs of fish. If we don't speak up now, then our fisheries will perish. Together, we can make a difference. Please take one minute and log on to, a website where California fishermen and concerned citizens are fighting back! To send your letters, click on "Sign the Letter and Petition."