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Take an aerial tour of one of California’s most picturesque waterways: The American River. Discover some Old West history, wildlife, and Native American artifacts, and take a thrilling ride down some of America’s most famous whitewater rapids.

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American River Conservancy
For more than 20 years, the American River Conservancy (ARC) has been preserving rivers and land for life.

American River Parkway Foundation
The American River Parkway Foundation is a publicly supported 501 (c) (3) not for profit agency, which each year coordinates the efforts of hundreds of volunteers who contribute thousands of work hours to maintaining and improving the Parkway.

Save the American River Association
The Save the American River Association, (SARA) is a grass roots organization established in 1961 to spearhead the establishment of the American River Parkway (the "crown jewel" of the Sacramento County Park System) and adoption of the Parkway Plan.

Sacramento State Aquatic Center
Providing high quality boating and safety programs through education, recreation, and competition . . . and we've been doing it for 29 years!

The American River Parkway Half Marathon
A race to benefit the American River Parkway.

National Wild & Scenic Rivers
The National Wild and Scenic Rivers System was created by Congress in 1968 (Public Law 90-542; 16 U.S.C. 1271 et seq.) to preserve certain rivers with outstanding natural, cultural, and recreational values in a free-flowing condition for the enjoyment of present and future generations.

Marshall Gold Discovery SHP
State Historic Park

“California As I Saw It” First Person Narratives
Full texts and illustrations of 190 works documenting the formative era of California's history through eyewitness accounts.

Kiene’s Fly Shop
Bill Kiene opened Kiene's Fly Shop in 1984 which has become one of the largest fly fishing shops in California.

California Fly Fishers Unlimited
Founded in 1962, California Fly Fishers Unlimited is the oldest fishing club in the Sacramento, CA, area.

Effie Yeaw Nature Center
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.

The American River
The American River originates in the high Sierra Nevada just west of Lake Tahoe, in the Tahoe and El Dorado National Forests.

North Fork of the American River Alliance
Preserving the wild, scenic and cultural heritage within the watershed of the North Fork American River.

Cal Trout
To protect and retore wild trout and steelhead waters throughout California.

Boating the American River
A Boating Trail Guide to the American River Parkway

Mormon Island History
Mormon Island was one of several communities flooded by Folsom Lake

Sacramento Flood History
The Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency (SAFCA) is a Joint Powers Agency which was formed in October 1989 to lead flood control improvement efforts for the Sacramento Area in the aftermath of the February 1986 flood.

Folsom’s Historic Truss Bridge
Strange, exotic journey for Folsom’s Historic Truss Bridge

Above the American
Production funding provided by InterWest Insurance Services.

The ViewFinder series is sponsored by SAFE Credit Union.
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