Welcome SARA's New President
Clyde Macdonald, an expert in water resources and law, was elected president of the Save the American River Association at the January 2012 Board of Directors meeting.
He replaces Warren Truitt who had led SARA's advocates for the past five years during a period of many challenges. Truitt plans to remain on the SARA Board and focus his energies on membership development.
Macdonald spent 35 years working for the California Assembly, including stints as chief of staff for the Committees on Water, Parks and Wildlife, and on Local Government.
Macdonald staffed Sacramento Assemblyman Ed Z'Berg, helping to protect Bushy Lake which is in the American River Parkway. Later, he worked for Sacramento Assemblyman Gene Gualco and helped get funds for the extension of the Jedediah Smith Memorial Bicycle Trail along the north side of the Nimbus Reservoir.
He also worked for Assemblyman Fred Keeley, staffing one of the state park bond acts. And for Assemblyman John Laird, he staffed the bill creating the Sierra Nevada Conservancy.
Macdonald was elected to three terms on the board of the American River Flood Control District which is responsible for the river's levees. He also served on the Sacramento Regional Flood Control Agency as a district representative. He has been on the Sacramento Water Forum since 1995, served on the City of Sacramento's Water Master Plan Advisory Committee, and also served on the County of Sacramento's Ad Hoc Park Funding Advisory Committee.
Most recently, Macdonald has been SARA's vice president. He grew up in the East Bay and lives in Sacramento. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Engineering from the University of California, Davis, and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley.
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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