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The Future of Our Parkway Is Being Decided—Join the Conversation


Please join Assemblymembers Kevin McCarty and Ken Cooley for a Town Hall meeting on Assembly Bill (AB) 1716 – Creating the Lower American River Conservancy.

Thursday, May 26, 2016
6 – 8 p.m.

Effie Yeaw Nature Center
2850 San Lorenzo Way
Carmichael CA 95608

State conservancies provide a framework for allocating state funds to enhance and protect natural lands and waterways. Since 1996, of the $740 million of state bond and general funds allocated to rivers, $660 million has gone to rivers with state conservancies however, the lower American River has only received $3 million. By establishing the Lower American River Conservancy, the river will be eligible for additional state resources. Learn more.



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City to Vote On McKinley Park Pond Plan

UnknownEast Sacramento Preservation members met with Sacramento City Council Member Jeff Harris, City Supervising Landscape Architect Gary Hyden and District Three Supervisor David Gonsalves today to discuss the city’s proposed McKinley Pond renovation. Neighbors, led by Judy McClaver, have spent the last four years caring for animal life and keeping the pond clean and groomed during hard economic times.

ESP reviewed the city proposed plan for the renovation of the pond and discussed the contractor’s ideas on pond depth, the proposed plastic liner and the pond reconstruction timeline in regards to wildlife.

Prior to the meeting ESP also commissioned a second expert opinion from a certified pond contractor to provide a biological approach to the pond rehabilitation. The City and the ESP expert have some differences, not only on how to factor cost, but also on how best to approach the redesign of McKinley Pond.

The city contractor and the city have rejected our input.

On a positive note, Supervisor Hyden promised the city would take care of the wildlife in a thoughtful manner during the rehabilitation.

City council will vote on Tuesday night on the city’s proposed pond plan under the Consent Calendar, which generally does not allow for much public comment.

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