State Nonprofit Conservancy or Independent Nonprofit Conservancy

The idea reported in this article from the Sacramento Bee came during our organization presenting to the County Board of Supervisors October 6, 2015, the concept we have been discussing for years, management of the Parkway by an independent nonprofit contracting with the County.

Kris Lea has already formed this nonprofit, American River Parkway Conservancy, as we reported in our recent blog post at

The concept proposed by the Assemblyman is for a State Conservancy where much of the control would emanate from the State, who would be providing the bulk of the money.

Money good, control bad.

Our proposal would retain local control.

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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