4th Vice President: Jackie DeLu Secretary: Claudia Hulbe Treasurer: Bill Spaller Members at Large Noah Baygell
Joey Johnson Dick Laursen Bob McCleary
David Wade Larry Washington
Associate Members Paula Baldi Dick Barbar Katie Baygell
Lisa Burke Bill Dillinger Beth Etgen Kathy Fleming Bud Getty Peter Hayes Lou Heinrich Molly Keller Bruce Kennedy
Diana Parker Margaret Rogers
Linda Thomas Greg Voelm Connie Wade Betsy Weiland Lynn White Lee Wilner Roberta Wilner
Executive Director Paul Tebbel
The American River Natural History Association (ARNHA), a nonprofit organization, was founded in 1981 to support educational and interpretive activities in the American River Parkway in cooperation with the Sacramento County's Effie Yeaw Nature Center.
In July, 2010, ARNHA was chosen by the County to take over operations and funding of the Effie Yeaw Nature Center and the 77-acre Preserve that surrounds it.
We are committed to continuing the excellent, award-winning Nature Center programs that introduce thousands of school children each year to the beauty and diversity of the American River Parkway. Here visitors of all ages learn the importance of conserving and protecting our most precious natural resource.
We partnered with the American River Parkway Foundation and Save the American River Association and other stakeholders to create the American River Parkway Coalition. The coalition reacts to projected budget shortfalls threatening Parkway closure, and looks for ways to educate and involve Parkway users in the ongoing quest for short and long-term funding.
The American River Natural History Association and the Effie Yeaw Nature Center are dedicated to bringing awareness of the beauty and diversity of the natural world to children, families, and the community through education initiatives that foster appreciation, enjoyment, and stewardship of the unique natural and cultural resources of the Sacramento region.
Donations to ARNHA are tax-exempt under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. To make a donation, click the "Donate" button.
ARNHA's Board of Directors carries out the organization's business through its officers and committees. Committees: ARNHA's financial affairs are supported by a finance committee, a professional bookkeeper and various experts on insurance and investments who volunteer their time. ARNHA is a financially secure organization enjoying broad community support. Other important committees include: publications, membership and special events. Meetings: The board meets monthly on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00 p.m. at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center.
The Executive Committee meets monthly; other committees meet as needed to carry out their responsibilities.