The San Joaquin River Parkway and Conservation Trust has worked with 18 conservation-minded landowners along the river corridor to protect 2,864 acres of wildlife habitat, river access, recreation lands, historic or education sites, scenic vistas, and working farms and ranches. Some land transactions can be complex and the River Parkway Trust has partnered with many public agencies as well as other non-profit organizations to collaboratively plan and fund large projects. Some of our partners have included the San Joaquin River Conservancy, California Wildlife Conservation Board, The Trust for Public Land, Sierra Foothill Conservancy, American Farmland Trust, Resources Legacy Fund, and the David and Lucille Packard Foundation.
The River Parkway Trust participates in the land use planning process for projects affecting the San Joaquin River and the 22-mile Parkway. This page is used to provide updates and information about the projects the River Parkway Trust is currently tracking. We encourage you to get involved and make your voice heard!
The word "restoration" means different things to different people. For some, it implies replanting a streamside forest, removing invasive weeds, or cleaning up the bed and banks of the river. For others, restoration means additional water in the river for fish like salmon and steelhead trout. Whatever your definition of restoration, the River Parkway Trust has an opportunity for you to get involved and contribute to the health of the San Joaquin River.
River Steward volunteers help with habitat restoration, removal of invasive exotic plants, trail maintenance, and river cleanup events. The River Stewards program is great for groups or individuals. No prerequisites or long term commitments are necessary; just sign up and be ready to enjoy a day on the San Joaquin River Parkway.
Gardening Angels is a fun opportunity to spend time with experienced gardeners while enjoying a peaceful morning in the outdoors. The gift of your time will mean caring for the River Center grounds and helping prepare for upcoming education and community programs on site.
River Parkway Trust memberships help continue the mission of creating the 22-mile Parkway. Members are invited to monthly walks on the very properties that they help protect. Become a member TODAY and join us on the next exclusive walk.