Deeply connect with yourself, others, and nature


Roots of Connection values the work done by stakeholder groups and individuals that support the long-term health of the American River Parkway.

Deeply connect with yourself, others, and nature
Sacramento County Parks

Sacramento County's Department of Regional Parks maintains and operates more than 15,000 acres of parks throughout the County. Open spaces, multi-use trails, sports facilities, golf courses, river access and picnic areas offer outdoor adventure for every taste. They have developed strong partnerships with their volunteer and non-profit partners, with steady support from our elected officials. The heart and soul of their operations is the people - nearly one hundred employees who keep our parks safe, vibrant and inviting.

American River Parkway Foundation

The American River Parkway is the Sacramento Region’s greatest recreational asset. The Parkway includes the Lower American River, over thirty miles of meandering equestrian/hiking trails, and one of the country’s best Class I bike paths. The Parkway Foundation is honored to act as one of the stewards through our work to maintain and improve this 4,800-acre natural resource. Within our website, users can learn about Parkway Foundation programs and events, find ways to volunteer, and discover different parks and aspects of the Parkway, which receives over 8 million visits each year.

Effie Yeaw Nature Center

A natural wildlife oasis in an urban area, the Nature Center is set among 100 acres of oak woodland along the American River Parkway in Carmichael, California. Here visitors learn about our region’s natural history plus the importance of conserving and protecting our most precious natural resources. Over the last 40 years the Center has provided programs and quiet respite from urban life to more than 1.6 million visitors.

Sacramento Valley Conservancy

SVC's mission is to preserve the beauty, character and diversity of the Sacramento Valley landscape by working with citizens, property owners, developers, public agencies and other nonprofit organizations. It preserves dedicated open space by the acceptance of gifts, private purchase, facilitation of public acquisition, conservation easements and by cooperative efforts.

SARA Save The American

The Save the American River Association, (SARA) is a grass roots non-profit organization founded in 1961 to spearhead the establishment of the American River Parkway — the "crown jewel" of the Sacramento County Park System.

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American River Parkway Foundation http://arpf.org
Effie Yeaw Nature Center https://www.sacnaturecenter.net
Sacramento Valley Conservancy http://www.sacramentovalleyconservancy.org
SARA Save The American http://www.sarariverwatch.org
8Shields Institute www.8shields.org
Children & Nature Network www.childrenandnature.org
Weaving Earth weavingearth.com
Nature Connection Mentoring Foundation www.natureconnection.org

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