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River Banks Being Removed and Rebuilt

Another stretch of our beautiful Wild and Scenic American River is at huge risk!

  • U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has multiple “bank erosion” projects in progress (photos below show current work near Sac State). 
  • Contract “3B” is coming to the pristine areas east (upstream) of Howe/Watt all the way to Rio Bravo/Mayhew
  • Over 500 trees are planned to be bulldozed (may include beloved heritage oaks)
  • Massive damage done to the American River Parkway and wildlife habitat
  • More destruction than actual levee upgrades completed a decade ago
  • This new project would bring the total damaged area of the wildlife corridor to 11 miles out of the lower 26 miles of the Parkway! 
  • Despite the American River being a national and state Wild and Scenic River and portions designated as a “Protected Area” in the American River Parkway Plan, the USACE plans to move forward with the project . 
  • With more than 5 million visits annually to the American River Parkway, which is more than Yosemite, the project will diminish our parkway’s beauty and   recreational values.

To learn more go to https://www.americanrivertrees.org/

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