A Voice for the Sacramento River System Since 1984


Sacramento River with Lassen Peak

Our Mission

Our organization serves California to protect, preserve, and enhance, the natural and cultural values of the Sacramento River, while also supporting ecologically sound farming practices within the Sacramento River Watershed.


Participate in local, regional and statewide River planning efforts

Work with environmental coalitions throughout California

Review and comment on critical environmental regulatory documents

Broker partnerships with and convene with other partners to create bigger voice

Attend scoping, planning, review public hearings
Getting policy folks out on water to show them the Sacramento River


Engage with students to change thoughts on value of environment

Develop programs for elementary through college – students and faculty

Active participant in OEFA (Outdoor Education for All)

Speaker series at Sac River Discovery Center in Red Bluff

Curriculum development that meets requirements for Next-Generation Science Standards and Common Core Standards


Blue Trail


Events – hikes, float trips, cleanups, adventures

Expand conservation lands around the river

Provide access for the River by working to give access to flood plain

Create River trip guides  – short, long day trips, two day three day, etc.

How We Started

The Sacramento River Preservation Trust was formed in 1984 to stop a project the rock-lining of all outside bend banks along the Sacramento River’s main channel from Chico landing to Red Bluff.

Who We Are Today

Today, we are still a 501(c)(3) federally recognized non-profit corporation working throughout the Sacramento River Watershed to accomplish our mission. We are a special organization with a diverse Board of Directors and over 700 River Rep Members spread throughout California and the western United States, mainly concentrated in Redding, Anderson, Red Bluff and Chico.

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