Sacramento Bar, ARP

   Waiver and Sign-Up Required

After an 18-month hiatus from Friday Walks, we are happy to be able to offer them again. To gather safely, however, we need to follow some new rules.

  1. You must sign an Electronic Liability Waiver in advance of joining Sacramento Valley Chapter Friday Walks. Signing an Electronic Liability Waiver is a permanent change required statewide by the California Native Plant Society. Please note that signing the waiver for Sacramento Valley Chapter Friday Walks applies only to our chapter’s Friday Walks and does not cover Sacramento Valley Chapter Field Trips or any events or field trips offered by other CNPS chapters. Once you have signed the Sacramento Valley Chapter Friday Walks waiver, it is valid through the end of the current calendar year.
  2. For now, a limited number of participants can join each Friday Walk.  The limit is currently 20 participants and one leader.  Only four new participants to Friday Walks can sign up for each walk. If you have signed up for a Friday Walk at any point after January 1, 2013, you are not considered a new participant.


Walks are held unless heavy rain, extreme heat or very poor air quality are forecast.  Cancellation notices posted by 7PM Thursday.

Note the change to Summer Hours meeting an hour earlier until Labor Day


Friday, May 31, 8:15am-11:00am, Sacramento Bar, ARP

Join us on an late spring morning Friday Walk for a loop thru Sacramento Bar.  This walk will include an extensive section through cobble files along the river edge across from the El Manto clay banks. A bloom report will be added by Tuesday evening.  Much of this walk will be in sun.   Email John Schmidt for more information or call 916-500-8456. In addition to the plant list available at the meeting area, there is a plant list for Sacramento Bar at  Email John for download directions if you would like to download it to your phone prior to the walk.

Bring extra water, hat, snack and sun protection. A walking stick and sturdy shoes foot ware would be helpful.  Binoculars will be useful for bird sightings.

Meet in the parking area just beyond the entrance kiosk on the map or use the directions below.
Directions from Sacramento:
– Take US 50 east to Sunrise Blvd. Exit #18.
– Go north (left) on Sunrise Blvd, driving across the American River.
– Turn left at the 1st light past the bridge onto Fair Oaks Blvd.
– Then make an immediate left onto Pennsylvania Avenue.
– The kiosk is at the end of Pennsylvania Avenue, just past Magnolia Street.

Even if no one is working at the Entrance Kiosk, be sure to self-register your vehicle ($7). Or use your Annual Parks Passport.  The $70 Parks Passport supports your County Parks system.  There is also be a $35 Senior County Park Pass for those 65 and older.  More pass information with the new fees in now online.

There are rest facilities near the parking area.

If you are vaccinated you do not need to wear a mask. If you are not vaccinated, masks are required. Also if you are more comfortable wearing a mask, please do.

To sign up for the May 31 Sacramento Bar Walk and receive the link for the 2024 Electronic Liability Waiver if needed, email John Schmidt or call 916-500-8456 for more information.

Please try to be on time. We’ll start walking by 8:30am.




May 31 2024


8:15 am - 10:30 am


Friday Walks


John Schmidt
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