ARNHA Board members congregate after September's Annual Meeting. Left to Right, Front Row: Michael Kwong, Sandie Dunn, Peggy Kennedy, Kate Williams, Joey Johnson, Liz Williamson, Jackie DeLu; Back Row: Larry Washington, Bob McCleary, Dick Laursen, Bill Spaller, Don Mongeau, Bud Banker. Not shown:Noah Baygell, Claudia Hulbe, Hunter Merritt, David Wade. Photo: Kari Bauer
ARNHA's Annual Meeting took place at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center on Wednesday, September 14 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Supervisor Susan Peters presented ARNHA with a resolution from the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors congratulating us on the 40th anniversary of the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Elections were held for the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee. Joey Johnson became President of ARNHA. Full results are here.
On Saturday, May 21, 2016 the ARNHA joined with the Sacramento Fine Arts Center to present the seventh annual Art Where Wild Things Are, an art show, auction and gala celebrating interpretations of the natural world. This 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 from last year's lovely event by Linda Thomas here.
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. Most important, it must be a place where people want to be! (see here).
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, 2015.
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.
Read the latest copy of our quarterly newsletter, The Acorn.
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.
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 2015-2016 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. Now we are holding these courses twice a year. The 40-hour course, which is 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. Sessions are generally fully subscribed. We have a waiting list for upcoming sessions. Questions about the program may be directed to Mary Jane Boxer at firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-489-4918 ext. 226.
Vernal Pool Photo by Sallie Reynolds
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