Wednesday, September 28, 2011

ARPPS Letter Published in Bee Today

Donors can rescue parks

Re "Private donors' role in parks rises" (Capitol & California, Sept. 27): The nationwide trend of nonprofits helping parks is one that needs application in Sacramento, especially with our signature park, the American River Parkway.

We advocate forming a Joint Powers Authority of parkway- adjacent communities. The JPA would create a nonprofit organization for daily management and supplemental fundraising for the parkway.

It is a model with increasing resonance, especially in a time of severe public funding difficulty.

– David H. Lukenbill, senior policy director, American River Parkway Preservation Society