Ways to Give

Big Day of Giving is May 4

Big Day of Giving is an opportunity for our region to come together and support the organizations that make our community strong by donating to local nonprofits. You can support SARA's work on behalf of the American River and Parkway by giving online beginning at midnight on May 4, or by scheduling a gift in advance starting April 20. The minimum gift is $15—even small donations make a big difference and have the chance to be boosted by up to $100,000 in prizes.

Visit bigdayofgiving.org/savetheamericanriver to make a donation.

Annual Membership

We invite you to join us in protecting the priceless asset represented by the American River and Parkway. It is SARA's belief that one of the most important contributions we can make to the Parkway is to grow our membership - to enhance our voice to a level that cannot possibly be ignored by the elected stewards of the Parkway. SARA depends on our members and friends for the financial and human resources needed to carry on our mission. You will receive our newsletter, RiverWatch, and be placed on our alert list which provides information about events on the Parkway.
Make a membership donation.

Membership Levels

Student: $10-$24

Tribute Gifts

Give a gift in honor or in memory of a loved one and we will send them a notification of your thoughtfulness.
Make a gift in honor of or in memory of someone.

Other Ways to Support our Work

  • Make a planned gift
  • Make a gift of stock

Show Your Support

Show your support of our River and Parkway with a SARA T-shirt or license plate frame. SARA T-shirts are $12 and license plate frames are $5. Visit our merchandise store or download an order form.


How to Give



You can make a donation on-line now. This is a great way to join as a member, make a special contribution, or give a gift membership, a memorial gift or a gift in honor of someone. You can make an online donation via PayPal or without logging into PayPal as a guest.

Why do we use PayPal?

PayPal offers you the most options to pay. (Visa, Master Card, American Express, Discover, bank debit cards, e-checks, direct transfer, and more.) PayPal has designed many checks and balances into its system to keep errors and fraud to a bare minimum. You won't find another online financial institution that's better at protecting its customers than PayPal. By utilizing the very latest in secure technology and employing a large team of experts in all areas of online safety, PayPal continues to be a leader in safe online payments around the world.

You can use PayPal without signing up for an account; however, we highly recommend one because it negates the need to enter all of your information every time you make a donation and allows for an up-to-the-date record of all of your purchases.

By Mail

If you prefer to donate by mail, download and complete the membership form below. Enclose it with your donation and drop it in the mail.

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