Monthly Archives: December 2005

Last blog till after Christmas & New Years

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year Everyone!!!

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Sacramento Flooding, Part Eleven

This article continues the Bee’s coverage on flooding with a focus on the finances around the levees, mostly in the Delta, which are closely connected to the Parkway and need to be seen as part of the ecosystem.Here is an … Continue reading

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Sacramento Flooding, Part Ten

The series Tempting Fate continues today in the Bee and what today’s story reminds us is how intimately the American River is connected to the vasy network of levees, and communities in the river and delta area.Here is an excerpt, … Continue reading

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Flood Control Editorial

This editorial in today’s Bee shows signs of an emerging collaboration among public leadership around American River flood control involving the Folsom Dam. We hope it continues, here’s an excerpt. “Talk about a turnaround. Six months ago, the flood control … Continue reading

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Wildlife Count on the Parkway

The annual count on the Parkway has been completed. The link goes to the full article in today’s Bee, and here is an excerpt: “Forty-six observers spotted 103 bird species and 12 mammals recently in the American River Natural History … Continue reading

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American River Salmon

A wonderful story in today’s Bee of human intervention into the ancient ritual of the salmon spawning in the American River, which not only helps overcome the loss of their ancestral run up the river, but recovers them after spawning … Continue reading

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Lower Reach Report, Homeless Follow Up Part Three

Sacramento public leadership has proposed a housing first model to deal with the chronic homeless, those are the folks who inhabit the illegal campgrounds along the Parkway in the Lower Reach, and it is a model we agree with, as … Continue reading

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Sacramento Flooding, Part Nine

What is revealing about this report in yesterday’s Bee is that it takes 80 foot deep slurry walls (sunken alongside the levee as protection barriers) to ensure against levee seepage, and many of the most populous areas do not have … Continue reading

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Sprawl & Smart Growth

This post is an article about sprawl and current thinking about it, which is playing a large role in the preservation of the Parkway.In addition to this article, there is also a book out recently, Sprawl, by Robert Bruegmann, professor … Continue reading

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Lower Reach Report, Homeless Follow Up, Part Two

We hope that the ban on shopping carts this article (click on post title for complete article, excerpt below) in today’s Bee discusses, is approved by the county. The communities adjacent to the Lower Reach (Discovery Park, Woodlake and Cal … Continue reading

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