Hikes, Programs, and Events

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We're looking for volunteers to lead Fall hikes and events.
Contact Julie@ARConservancy.org if you're interested. 

Starting June 13 - Summer Camp 

July 28 - The SacZoo Mobile

July 31 - Trails and Tales Fundraiser Event-Seats are limited. BUY NOW!

Aug 3 - Fishing on the Farm

Aug 11 - South Fork American River Cleanup

Aug 13 - Born to Roam

Aug 13 - Emigrant Lake Hike

Aug 13/14 - Granite Chief Five Lakes Backpacking Trip

Aug 17 - South Fork American River Cleanup

Aug 21 - Magnolia Ranch Hike

Aug 28 - Herbal Medicine Making

Sept 17 - Great Sierra River Cleanup




These 6,000+ year old petroglyphs were carved by the indigenous people that have called the Sierra Nevada home for thousands of years.  For more information about the American River Headwaters project, check out: www.arconservancy.org/ARHeadwaters

Latest News and Announcements

Tickets are limited. Buy NOW. 

 A HUGE thank you to Dennis from the Cork and Fork for catering lunch to our river cleanup volunteers on the Chili Bar and Gorge trips! Your consistent support for  a healthy watershed and this program is what makes it a great success. Thank you!!!

The Nature Center will be closed on June 17th, July 15th, July 22nd, & July 29th for special events. 

American River Headwaters Acquisition Complete!

Salmon Falls Trailhead Project Updates

Purchase your Chili Bar River Park season pass here

South Fork American River Trail Featured in Sacramento Bee

Restoration Meets Culture at Ladies Valley



Our MissionThe American River Conservancy serves our communities by ensuring healthy ecosystems within the Upper American and Upper Cosumnes River watersheds through land conservation, stewardship and education.





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