Elevated Levels of E.Coli Bacteria Have Been Lurking in the Lower American River for Years

(originally published in SARA's 2017 Fall/Winter issue of RiverWatch)

Water quality studies in the Lower American River over the past decade have consistently shown elevated levels of E.coli bacteria near the confluence with the Sacramento River in Discovery Park that exceed the federal threshold for safe recreational use. Studies that ended in 2014 also found unsafe levels of E.coli in Lake Natoma near Nimbus Flat and the Sacramento State University Aquatic Center.

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SARA urges a "No" vote on Measure B

On the November election ballot, Sacramento County voters will be asked to approve Measure B – a county-wide, half-cent sales tax increase that would raise $3,614,000,000 over 30 years for transportation projects. Save the American River Association’s Board of Directors urges county residents to vote NO!

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Amazing Green Herons

Last Friday, I rode to the Turtle Pond area to watch a Great Blue Heron and in comes this Green Heron making quite a racket.

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Define "Park"

A few months ago, I heard a radio talk show host say that the most successful park in California is Disneyland.  My lifetime of sensibilities towards parks felt shredded by the remark.  How could anyone confuse an amusement park with the concepts that gave us our treasured public parks?

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