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Don't miss the 2016 Bird and Breakfast event to be held on the weekend of March 19 and 20th, 2016. Once again we are teaming up with Sacramento Audubon to offer a special weekend of morning birding trips coupled with wonderful breakfast fare. This event, held at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center in Ancil Hoffman Park in Carmichael, starts with bird walks guided by some of our best local birders. For weeks in advance of the walks, these guides scout the Nature Study Area so they will be able to point out nests and local rarities. After the walk, join fellow birders for wonderful food, good coffee and other fun to help raise money for the Effie Yeaw Nature Center. Click here for more information and to register online.
Hold the date and watch this space for information about the 2016 Art Gala to be held on Saturday, May 21, 2016 when the American River Natural History Association (ARNHA), will join 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 brings 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. 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 2015 Annual Meeting celebration took place on Wednesday, September 9, at 6 p.m. at the Effie Yeaw Nature Center See here for more information.
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.
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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.
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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