Category Archives: River Development

Sacramento, Second Most Flood Prone in US

That sad reality has not changed, as this story from the Sacramento Bee reports, although the move up the level of flood protection from 100 year flood to 300 year flood is an improvement, though the gold standard is 500 … Continue reading

Posted in River Development, Shasta Auburn Dam

Save Don’t Pave, Two Rivers Trail

The folks at Save Don’t Pave https://savedontpave.wordpress.com/ , who want to save their River Park neighborhood natural Parkway trail from paving and becoming a bike speedway, have put together a brief and clear slide show explaining their position and it … Continue reading

Posted in Environmentalism, River Development

Indian Heritage Center, Finally

According to this article in the Sacramento Bee, major funds are, possibly, finally available for this wonderful project we have been advocating for since 2005. It was initially designed to be on the historic Indian village location in the North Sacramento … Continue reading

Posted in History, River Development

Privatizing Rivers and Streams Running through Private Property

I would tend to agree with the private land owners on this issue, though the history of public access makes a good point against (probably best to decide case by case) as reported by The Guardian. An excerpt. As Scott Carpenter and … Continue reading

Posted in River Development

River District

In terms of someday beautifying and using the riverbanks of our two great rivers, the River District is ground center, so we hope this grant, story from Capital Public Radio, comes through for them. An excerpt. Sacramento is one of two … Continue reading

Posted in demographics, River Development

Folsom’s Area of the Parkway

It is good to see the city of Folsom focusing more on their area of the Parkway, a particularly beautiful part that can even become more so, as is noted in their Parks & Recreation section of their January Draft … Continue reading

Posted in Government, Parks, River Development

Olmstead on Parks

“Frederick Law Olmstead (1822-1903) is most often remembered as America’s preeminent landscape architect—a profession he named, helped to define, and elevated into an art form in beloved parks and public spaces, among them New York’s Central park, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, … Continue reading

Posted in Parks, River Development