Category Archives: ARPPS

Parkway Organizations Recognizing Illegal Camping Issue

Ever since our founding in 2003—with illegal camping a central focus of our nonprofit—we have tried to get the other Parkway organizations on board recognizing and addressing this issue and over the past couple of years, it is finally happening. … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

Homeless Count

This article in the Sacramento Bee highlights some important information from the recent count, two facts being: 70% of Sacramento Region homeless are natives and most are in the city of Sacramento with large concentration in the Parkway. An excerpt. … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness

County Discusses Parkway

I listened to this discussion outlined in this Sacramento Bee article and was reminded of how difficult it is for government to manage at the ground level and how much better the Parkway would be under management of a nonprofit … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government, Homelessness, Nonprofit Management

Slobe on the Parkway

Excellent piece from Channel 13 on the Parkway with comments from Bob Slobe. Little history, it was meeting Bob Slobe and hearing for the first time, in 2003—when I was serving a term as president of the American River Natural … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, History, Homelessness, Public Safety

Salmon Recovery Efforts Celebrated

Always good news, from Maven’s Notebook: An excerpt. DURHAM – Partners from state and federal agencies, conservation organizations, water districts, and farmers today commemorated the 20th anniversary of restoration efforts on Butte Creek that have led to a significant recovery … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Hatcheries

A Sacramento Bee Home Run

In one magnificent page—the back page of the Sunday Forum section, the Sacramento Bee nailed it; pointing out in Jack Ohman’s cartoon, the absurdly dangerous aspects of riding a bike in the Parkway’s Skid Row—Discovery Park to Cal Expo—and in … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Government, Homelessness, Politics

Dog Whistle?

A political dog whistle is, according to Wikipedia: “Dog-whistle politics is political messaging employing coded language that appears to mean one thing to the general population but has an additional, different or more specific resonance for a targeted subgroup.” Is … Continue reading

Posted in ARPPS, Homelessness, Politics