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Prepare for Spring Cleanup on the American River Parkway!

Feb 15, 2023 12:00AM ● By ARPF News Release

SACRAMENTO REGION, CA (MPG) - Volunteers will take to the American River Parkway (Parkway) on April 15, 2023 from 9 a.m. to noon to remove trash and debris as part of the American River Parkway Foundation’s (Parkway Foundation) annual Spring Clean-Up. This year, there are nine (9) locations along the Parkway for the event.

“The high-water levels we experienced earlier this year have spread trash into areas of the American River Parkway where it doesn’t normally accumulate, increasing the impact it can have on the environment and our waterways,” said Dianna Poggetto, the Parkway Foundation’s Executive Director. “Spring Clean-Up will be a great opportunity for the whole community to come out and show their love for our urban jewel and help in its conservation.”

Spring Clean-Up is the Parkway Foundation’s second largest annual clean-up and draws hundreds of volunteers from the Sacramento community. It’s a family-friendly event with opportunities for groups and individuals of all ages and sizes. This is also a great way to spend a Saturday morning making an impact on the community, team building and earning community service hours.

Spring Clean-Up is weather and water level dependent and will only be held if conditions are safe for volunteers. If the event is cancelled, those that have registered will be notified at least 24 hours in advance.

The 9 locations along the American River Parkway are: Discovery Park, Northgate Access*, Cal Expo-Ethan Way*, Howe Avenue*, Watt Avenue, River Bend Park, Upper Sunrise Recreation Area, Gold Country Boulevard, On-Water.

*18 and over site only

Visit for more information and to register.

The American River Parkway Foundation (Parkway Foundation) is the only nonprofit organization focused on active conservation of all 23 miles of the American River Parkway (Parkway). Through managing programs like volunteer clean-ups, infrastructure improvements, trail maintenance, fire mitigation and education, the Parkway Foundation leads and inspires the community to conserve and nurture the Parkway as a unique, accessible resource for everyone to enjoy. Learn more at