Our parks and nature areas continue to thrive largely because of broad community support. We are grateful for your continued contributions of time and money. To get involved, individually, as a business or organization, simply contact the organizations below directly.
Volunteering at Parks
Parks Support Organizations
American River Natural History Association (ARHNA)
P.O. Box 241, Carmichael CA 95609-0241, Phone: 916 -489-4918
ARHNA is a non-profit volunteer organization that supports the Effie Yeaw Nature Center through fundraising, volunteering, and docent activities. ARNHA cooperates with other community organizations working to protect and enhance the American River Parkway, and is a member of the American River Parkway Coalition.
American River Parkway Foundation
5700 Arden Way, Carmichael CA 95608, Phone: 916 -486-2773,
The Foundation is a fundraising organization that provides support for the preservation, protection and enhancement of the American River Parkway by restoring habitat, improving public safety and increasing public stewardship. The Foundation also coordinates the Great American River Clean-Up Day and is a member of the American River Parkway Coalition.
American River Parkway Volunteer Equestrian Trail Patrol
Founded in 1995, mounted volunteers serve as the 'eyes and ears' of the Parkway. The purpose of the organization is to provide assistance to the public and the Regional Parks Department by conducting mounted patrols along the 23 miles of American River Parkway trails.
Elk Grove Historical Society
P.O. Box 562, Elk Grove CA 95759
This society is active in volunteer and monetary support for the preservation and restoration of artifacts and structures significant to the people of Elk Grove.
Friends of Mather Park
P.O. Box 276496, Sacramento CA 95827-6496, Phone 916 -489-6549
A community based volunteer organization committed to the development and stewardship of Mather Regional Park.
Galt Historical Society
P.O. Box 782, Galt, CA 95632, Phone 209 -745-0951
A nonprofit society, active in restoring and preserving historic sites and artifacts of Sacramento County, south of the Cosumnes River. The Society projects include the Rae House Museum, two pioneer cemeteries, and the McFarland Ranch.
Pathways to Recreation, Inc.
Founded in 2004, “Pathways to Recreation, Inc.” mission is to enable people with disabilities and special needs opportunities for recreational, social and educational activities through the
Therapeutic Recreation Services. Pathways to Recreation, Inc. is a non-profit 501(c) (3) corporation.
P.O. Box 159, Elk Grove CA 95759-0159, Phone 916 -685-7433
Offers children and adults with disabilities safe, educational and recreational horseback riding experiences through participation in a North American Riding for the Handicapped Association accredited therapeutic riding program.
Rio Linda/Elverta Historical Society
P.O. Box 478, Rio Linda CA 95672-0478, Phone: 916 -991-3910
Dedicated to preserving and promoting the historical heritage of Rio Linda and Elverta, the volunteer, nonprofit Society is in the process of restoring the Dry Creek Ranch House and establishing a museum at the Ranch House and conducts educational programs and special events.
Sacramento Area Modelers, Inc.
P.O. Box 277504, Sacramento CA 95827-7504
A nonprofit organization representing Sacramento area model aircraft flying clubs. SAM hosts events such as the Annual Funfly and BBQ, and the Scale Warbird Racing Association Event.
Save the American River Association (SARA)
4441 Auburn Boulevard, Suite H, Sacramento CA 95841-4139, Phone: 916-482-2551 E-Mail:
SARA was founded in 1961 to spearhead the establishment of the American River Parkway. They are an advocacy group that works to protect the American River and its associated Parkway through the sustainable use of the lower American River, and they are a member of the American River Parkway Coalition.