Category Archives: ARPPS

Salmon Scare

Environmentalists are claiming, in this Sacramento Bee article, the imminent extinction of salmon due to dams and other important water policies allowing deserts to bloom, cities to grow and suburbs to prosper; while conveniently forgetting that hatcheries can produce all … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Environmentalism, Hatcheries, Shasta Auburn Dam

The Parkway’s Skid Row

Skid Rows develop largely as the result of inaction–or wanting to contain a problem–by public leadership allowing a public area of a city, or in this case, of a park, to sink into degradation by not appropriating the proper resources, … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government, Homelessness

Eagles in the Parkway

What an amazing thing, as reported by KFBK, with photos at the jump. An excerpt. My neighbors and I suspected something was up last fall. We were wonderfully surprised last Spring 2016 when a pair of bald eagles made their appearance … Continue reading

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Sacramento, a Destination City & The Parkway’s Skid Row

American River Parkway Preservation Society E-Letter #180, April 6, 2017 __________________________________ Sacramento, a Destination City & The Parkway’s Skid Row Over the years public leadership has spoken about making Sacramento a destination city, including our new mayor; but perhaps, given … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, demographics, Homelessness

Flood Infrastructure

As this article from the Sacramento Bee indicates, much of the flood infrastructure in our state needs help, and, as our post from yesterday notes, a good place to start is with the original state water project plans from mid-century … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Shasta Auburn Dam, Water

Shasta Filling Up

As this article from KCRA 3 notes, Shasta Dam is near capacity, a sad reminder that had the initial plans for Shasta and the entire California water project been approved—Shasta at 200 feet higher and Auburn Dam built—there would be … Continue reading

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For All Us Cat Lovers

A great article in the New Statesman. An excerpt. A philosopher once assured me, many years ago, that he had converted his cat to veganism. Believing he was joking, I asked how he had achieved this feat. Had he supplied … Continue reading

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