Monthly Archives: August 2005

Levee Breaks in New Orleans

Watching the devastating and heartbreaking news from the levees breaking in New Orleans, as a result of Hurricane Katrina, is a sober reminder that we also rely on levees to protect us from nature’s fury. As I write this the … Continue reading

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Goathead Puncturevine

I don’t ride a bicycle anymore, but these thorns, from an article in the Sacrament Bee yesterday, sounds like a real disaster for those who do, whether on the Sacramento River trails or the Parkway. A thorn in the ride: … Continue reading

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National Heritage Areas

Part of our strategy is to see the Parkway become a National Heritage Area; here’s a related article. NATIONAL HERITAGE AREASBy Matthew WhiteLOCAL CULTURE OR FEDERAL PRESSURE?Concerned about the creeping uniformity of modern suburban life, many people are seeking a … Continue reading

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San Joaquin River Parkway & The River Center

The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust in Fresno was established in 1992 and has done a lot of work creating and conserving the San Joaquin River Parkway. You can visit their site at http://www.riverparkway.org/ and click on River … Continue reading

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Alcohol Ban on Parkway

Following excessive drinking on the American River during the traditional July 4th rafting, there were calls from public leaders for the banning of alcohol in the Parkway and on the river. Our organization feels this would be an over-reaction to … Continue reading

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Attempted Rape on Parkway

This story, (scroll down) unfortunately, confirms what we have been saying for some time, it’s not safe out there and public safety needs a much more serious focus, one the current Parkway management has been unable to deliver. However, rangers … Continue reading

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Democracy in Action in Davis

As we see from this meeting in Davis reported on by the Bee yesterday– scroll down, (and a follow up report today http://www.sacbee.com/content/news/story/13469216p-14310132c.html ) it is often difficult to get public involvement on a contentious issue if public officials, and … Continue reading

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Indian Heritage Center & Museum

There was a letter to the editor, A proper Indian museum, in the Bee on Monday August 22, 2005, accessed here,http://www.sacbee.com/content/opinion/letters/story/13458417p-14299454c.html questioning the decision of the California Indian Heritage Center Task Force to site the center in the American River … Continue reading

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Central Park Conservancy

Perhaps the most successful nonprofit conservancy managing a major park is the Central Park Conservancy, which is why we refer to it frequently. Their history, posted on their website is illustrative; “Over the past twenty years, the history of Central … Continue reading

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San Dieguito River Parkway

One of the cornerstones of our work is to see the Parkway managed by a nonprofit conservancy, able to focus exclusively on the Parkway and providing the type of oversight, activity coordination, and fund raising that is typical of nonprofit … Continue reading

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