PROTECT AMERICAN RIVER CANYONS
PARC PO Box 9312 Auburn, CA 95604
Duck Soup at the 2nd annual Duck Derby
Ducks in the rapids, North Fork American River
Foresthill Bridge BASE Jumper at the September 7th Adventure Auburn Event
Protect American River Canyons 2013 High School Essay Contest Winners have been selected.
Place, $500: Kellyn McDonald, Placer HS
2nd place, $250: Garrett Michael Jordan, Placer HS
3rd place, $250: Toby Kugar Qualls, Placer HS
4th place, $100: Kristen Meadows, Rocklin HS
5th place, $100: Jedidiah Garcia Dowell, Golden Sierra HS
Due to the unexpected number of excellent essays, PARC added 3 more scholarship winners for a total of $1200 in scholarship funds this year.
Prizes were presented to the 3 top winners at the Confluence.
From left to right: Garrett Jordan, 2nd Place, $250, from Placer HS, will be attending Cal Poly SLO; Kellyn McDonald, First Place, $500, from Placer HS, will be attending Gonzaga;
and Toby Qualls, 3rd Place, $250, Placer HS, will be attending UCSB.
All 3 talked about their personal connection with the canyons and each read their essays which were recorded for broadcast by Mary West from KAHI radio.
The students wrote
outstanding and inspiring essays on the question:
"What do the American River and its canyons mean to me and my community, and what should be done to protect them for future generations."
The students shared their family and personal connections to the River Canyons, which often included hiking, rafting, jogging or fishing experiences. They explained how the canyons are important to our local community and economy, and offered suggestions for protecting the canyons for future generations. Their ideas included promoting river stewardship education of youth, such as training Youth River Ambassadors, and obtaining Wild and Scenic Protection for the Canyons.
Click here to read these fine, award-winning essays.
help ensure that PARC will be able to offer scholarships to more
of our deserving local students next year by making a
tax-deductible contribution to the PARC Scholarship Fund.
had an animal mask making booth at the Auburn Community Festival
After a nine-year ban on rock climbing in the Auburn SRA, in
September 2012 Climbing Resource Advocates of Sacramento, CRAGS,
put in the successful bid to reopen the Cave Valley Rock Climbing
Area in the Limestone Quarry on the Middle Fork of the American
River. The area is open for year round climbing Friday, Saturday
|Protect American River Canyons is dedicated to the protection and conservation of the natural, recreational, cultural, and historical resources of the North and Middle Forks of the American River and its canyons, for all to care for and enjoy.|