Sacramento Valley Conservancy


SVC's mission is to preserve the beauty, character and diversity of the Sacramento Valley landscape by working with citizens, property owners, developers, public agencies and other nonprofit organizations.

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Address:P.O. Box 163351
Sacramento, CA 95816
County or Parish:Sacramento
Primary NTEE:Environment 
Sub NTEE:Land Resources Conservation 
Executive Director:Aimee Rutledge
Contact Email:info@sacramentovalleyconservancy.org
Primary Phone:916-731-8798
Website:http://www.sacramentovalleyconservancy.org
The Conservancy was founded in 1990 on two basic principles: that open lands are necessary for quality of life and that we must care for the land today so future generations may enjoy its physical and spiritual benefits tomorrow. SVC is the Sacramento Region's oldest land trust, protecting land, managing special resources, and sharing special places with local youth and you. SVC's main projects include a vernal pool preserve, various parkways, including the Dry Creek Parkway, the Humbug-Willow Creek Parkway, and the American River Parkway (Camp Pollock), ag-land preservation (Elkhorn Basin Ranch) and oak woodland protection (Deer Creek Hills Preserve), and Camp Pollock, an urban open space near Downtown Sacramento. Both Deer Creek Hills and Camp Pollock are utilized for the SVC YES Program (Youth, Education and Stewardship) outings which introduce young people to our natural environment.
Camp Pollock Restoration Project 1, $1,000,000
In-Kind services/materials for Camp Pollock Kitchen, $300,000
YES (Youth Education Stewardship) Program and SNJ Classrooms Unleashed $20,000
Volunteer Project Sponsorships and in-kind material, $500-$3,000
Sponsorships and In-Kind support for our annual fundraisers 'Glamp-Out' (June) and 'Treasures of the Valley' (October) $500-$20,000
Our top needs:
  1. Funding: Unrestricted - Sponsorships and In-Kind support for our annual fundraisers 'Glamp-Out' (June) and 'Treasures of the Valley' (November) $500-$20,000
  2. Funding: Program - YES (Youth Education Stewardship) Program and SNJ Classrooms Unleashed $20,000, Volunteer Project Sponsorships and in-kind material, $500-$3,000, Volunteer Docent Training and in-kind material $100-$5,000
  3. Funding: Other - Camp Pollock Restoration Phase I, $1,000,000. Camp Pollock Restoration Phase II- $500,000
  4. In-Kind Donations - In-Kind services/materials for Camp Pollock Kitchen, $200,000
  5. Technology - Website design, database and newsletter tools, $20,000
SVC protects special places, takes care of them and shares them now and for future generations. Without the work of SVC, the most beautiful places, unique wildlife habitat, and productive land of the Sacramento region likely would be converted to other uses, resulting in their permanent loss. SVC protected the 4,400 acre Deer Creek Hills Preserve after it was threatened by development. SVC protected the Sacramento Prairie Vernal Pool Preserve when regional habitat planners could not yet act and feared loss of its unique habitat. SVC opened Camp Pollock, 11 acres and a 1924 lodge on the American River within five minutes of downtown Sacramento, to safe public access for inner city youth to experience the river, many for the first time. SVC also takes urban youth backpacking for the first time, exposing them to a lifetime of environmental stewardship, all just 5 to 30 minutes from their homes. Sacramento Valley Conservancy has protected more than 17,500 acres. Join us and help continue to preserve Sacramento's special heritage.

Aimee Rutledge, Executive Director, Sacramento Valley Conservancy.