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News and Events
The California Chapter of the America Planning Association announced the three inaugural winners of "Great Places in California". And one of these three is (of course!) the American River Parkway. A Great Place in California is one that exemplifies character, quality and excellent planning. It can be anywhere from the beach to the mountains, from a large city to a small community. It can be a vibrant downtown, a suburban gathering place, a historic small town, a public park, or preserved open space. Most important, it must be a place where people want to be! (see here)
ARNHA's Annual Meeting celebration took place on Wednesday, September 9, at 6 p.m. at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center See here for more information.
On Saturday, May 30th, 2015, the American River Natural History Association (ARNHA), joined with the Sacramento Fine Arts Center to present the sixth annual Art Where Wild Things Are, an art show, auction and gala celebrating interpretations of the natural world. This sold-out event brought together art patrons, philanthropists, artists and nature-lovers for what has become the most important fundraiser of the year for the Effie Yeaw Nature Center, a non-profit education and visitor center operated as a community service by ARNHA. See photos by Linda Thomas of the lovely event here.
At ARNHA's Annual Bird & Breakfast Event on March 21 & 22 bird-lovers got together to enjoy a morning of bird-watching and a delicious meal, then a chance to win some exciting items in a silent auction! Thanks to Sacramento Audubon who organized the guides both days, ARNHA Board and volunteers who made the breakfast on Saturday and the Carmichael Kiwanis who cooked a delicious breakfast for us on Sunday.
The Carmichael Chamber of Commerce honored the American River Natural History Association as non-profit of the year at their Person of the Year Gala on March 27th.
Peter Hayes, ARNHA's Media and Publications Committee co-chair and editor, is featured in a story in the Carmichael Times, "The Old Man and the River". See more here.
Peter Hayes and Molly Keller, two of the editors of the Outdoor World of the Sacramento Region, talk to Beth Ruyak of Insight on Capital Public Radio. Listen to the program here. Find out more about the full-color edition of The Outdoor World of the Sacramento Region here.
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Molly Keller (Editor), Pete Hayes (Essayist) and Gail Segerstrom (Designer) celebrate the launch of "American River Almanac" -- Photo: Kari Bauer
New Gift Book Celebrates American River
A new and expanded edition of the "American River Almanac", a collection of full-color photographs and nature essays celebrating the American River and its parkway, plants and animals, was just released.
The 160-page Classic edition of An American River Almanac: Reflections on nature throughout the year features a hard cover, 82 photographs, and 72 essays, eight more than in the first edition.
The book is available at several local bookstores, EYNC Discovery Shop, and online here.
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Click here to see current activities at the Nature Center (Nature tours and presentations almost every weekend)
The Effie Yeaw Nature Center is a community service of ARNHA.
Photo of Deer: Linda Thomas
For Effie Yeaw Nature Center's 2014-2015 Educational Programs Catalog, click here. The Effie Yeaw Nature Center is a community service of ARNHA.
ARNHA publishes books that explore the natural and human history of the American River in the greater Sacramento area.Sales proceeds help support the educational and interpretive programs at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center.
We are grateful for the contributions of the late Georgia Jones who managed this website for many years, and to Marty Maskall, who initially designed the site.
California Naturalist Program The American River Natural History Association, in conjunction with UC Cooperative Extension, held its first California Naturalist certificate class at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center from April through June 2014. The 40-hour course, which was limited to 20 participants, combines a science curriculum with guest lecturers, field trips and project-based learning to exlore the unique ecology and natural history of the greater Sacramento reion. This course covered basic ecology, watershed concepts, geology, wildlife, plants, and global environmental issues, as well as tools for collaborative conservation and communication, and will be beneficial for educators, college students, land owners, interested citizens and staff and vounteers of nature-oriented non-profits and regional parks. The 2014 session was fully subscribed. It was very well received and we plan to present it again in 2015. For more information or to find out about the 2015 program click here.
Vernal Pool Photo by Sallie Reynolds
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