Monthly Archives: August 2012

Illegal Camping Press Release From Last Week

PRESS RELEASE For Immediate Release, August 17, 2012, Sacramento, California AMERICAN RIVER PARKWAY PRESERVATION SOCIETY (ARPPS)  Illegal Camping in North Sacramento/Woodlake Area of the Parkway Over the past several days we, and other Parkway organizations and public leaders, have been … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness, Parks, Public Safety

Turning Brownfields Into Parks

The subject of this excellent article from City Parks Blog. An excerpt. “Back in 1975, the rusted pipes and immense corroded tanks of Seattle’s Gasworks Park seemed bizarre and incongruous against its verdant lawns. If old factory brownfields were repellent, … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Parks

California & Detroit

This article from New Geography posits that California could go the way of Detroit if current economic and political trends are not redirected. It is clear California has substantial problems, detailed in this article, but the underlying reality of location, … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, Economy, Government, History

Why No Money for Parks?

This story from Public Sector might help. An excerpt. “Tales of excessive public sector pay and benefits have become so commonplace in California that it’s difficult to be shocked anymore. But if there’s any story that can shake the numbness, … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Parks

Cutting Trees to Save Trees

This is one of those government actions that cause one to ask, “No, they can’t be doing that?”, but yes, they are, as this story from the Sacramento Bee reports. An excerpt. “Like a steeple, the Jeffrey pine towers over … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, Government

Wild & Hatchery Salmon

The environmentalist movement has always proclaimed that salmon hatcheries hurt wild salmon by dilution, but according to a new study, as reported in the Sacramento Bee, we don’t really know enough to reach that conclusion. An excerpt. “Most of the … Continue reading

Posted in Hatcheries

Partnering With Parks

Excellent post from the City Parks Blog examining the benefits of partnering, with a focus on health care. In relation to the Parkway, the partnership we advocate is with a nonprofit organization modeled after the Central Parks Conservancy, outlined in … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Gibson Ranch, Nonprofit Management, Parks