Trails, River Access and Parklands $1,021,000
Parkway property public use
Long Term Stewardship Capacity $600,000
Build capacity for the future
Environmental Education $265,000
California History 4th Grade Field Trip Program
Program scholarships for underserved youth
River Center exhibits and programs
As urbanization in the San Joaquin Valley increases, the River Parkway Trust is the only nonprofit organization working to protect land and create a 23-mile parkway along the San Joaquin River from Friant Dam to Highway 99.
Recently the Trust for Public Land conducted a survey of park areas in 50 major US cities. Fresno was ranked 50th. This shockingly poor rating, combined with new housing developments proposed for the river corridor, underscores the urgency for:
1) providing public access to more Parkway lands;
2) stewarding Parkway lands to keep them healthy and viable;
3) galvanizing people and agencies to keep the creation of the Parkway moving;
4) providing family-centered outdoor recreation opportunities that are accessible to all.
Without the constant oversight and vigilance provided by the Trust, public access to Parkway lands could be severely limited and the future build out of the Parkway could be in jeopardy. To supply the resources and leadership needed now for parklands and river access for our growing population, the Trust must reach sustainability today and build its capacity for the future.
The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust, Inc. is a public benefit 501(c)3 corporation. All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent permitted by law.