The Conservancy’s mission is to serve its community by protecting and enhancing natural habitats where biodiversity can flourish. Through education it promotes a broad ethic of stewardship, assuring healthy ecosystems now and for future generations.
To date, the Conservancy has protected over 10,000 acres of fisheries, wildlife habitat, recreational lands and scenic vistas in El Dorado County. Since it’s beginning in 1989, the Conservancy has provided meaningful, hands-on environmental education programs to over 65,000 children and adults through outreach programs to area schools and through the operation of the American River Nature Center within the Marshall Gold State Park in Coloma. The Conservancy also coordinates stewardship programs focused on monitoring water quality in local streams and rivers and enhancing endangered species habitat.
The Mother Lode River Center has been a consistent supporter of the American River Conservancy since our President, Scott Underwood, was involved in its formation. As the Conservancy’s longest-serving Board Member, 18 years, Scott recently left the board to better attend an aging parent. Scott and everyone at Mother Lode nevertheless remains dedicated to its mission through the support of ARC and the efforts of Mother Lode itself to achieve similar goals.
As a continuing supporter of the American River Conservancy, the Mother Lode River Center urges its participants to join and contribute to ARC and to support its mission of protecting and enhancing natural habitat. Donations of any amount are welcome. ARC is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Read more about the American River Conservancy at their website, arconservancy.org.