The Sacramento County Department of Regional Parks
is in the process of creating a Natural Resources Management Plan (NRMP) for the American River Parkway, and they want your input!
Regional Parks is hosting four online public outreach workshops throughout the month of July to seek public comment on this project. The first workshop is on Friday, July 10, 9:30 a.m. In addition, an online survey will be available to the public July 15 - Aug. 15 to provide feedback and input.
“If you use our parkway, we want to hear from you,” said Liz Bellas, Director of Regional Parks. “The more comments we get the better since this document really guides our strategic planning for the American River Parkway.”
The goal of the NRMP is to provide relevant and defensible information to the Parkway Manager so that they can make informed decisions for managing, maintaining and enhancing parkway resources. In general, the NRMP provides a clear understanding of existing Parkway resources, the effects of disturbances such as flood, fire, invasive species and human impacts, as well as opportunities for protections and enhancements.
After the public outreach workshops have been held, comments will be reviewed and a final NRMP will be completed. Additional public workshops on the final document will be held in November, and the NRMP will be brought to the Board of Supervisors for approval and adoption after the environmental review is completed.