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California River Parkways Program

Administrating Agency: Resources Agency
Bond: Proposition 84
Department Name: Secretary for Natural Resources
Bond Statute: 75050(d)
Implementing Statute: Public Resources Code 5750 - 5756

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The California River Parkways Program is a competitive grant program first created under the Water Security, Clean Drinking Water, Coastal and Beach Protection Act of 2002 (Proposition 50). The program is administered by the Office of the Secretary for Resources and awards funds to public agencies and non-profit organizations to acquire, restore, protect or develop river parkways. Grant guidelines were developed and vetted through a public process in accordance with the bond statute and implementing legislation. In the fall, the Resources Agency solicits projects for funding consideration. The River Parkways Grant Committee evaluates complete and eligible applications using the evaluation criteria contained in the grant guidelines. Grants are then awarded funding in late June. Proposition 84 funds will be requested for this program for the 2008/09 Governor’s Proposed Budget. A copy of the grant guidelines and additional information on the current program are found on the California Natural Resources Agency website.


Projects selected for funding under the California River Parkways Grant program are required to spend grant funds according to the approved project scope and budget. The California Natural Resources Agency requires quarterly progress reports for all projects and conducts site visits during construction for each development project. Payment requests must include a certification by the grantee that each expense complies with requirements outlined in the grant agreement. Grantees must also submit supporting documentation for each expense, with reimbursements approved only for eligible expenses pursuant to program guidelines and contained within the approved project budget. The Resources Agency also withholds up to ten percent of each payment request to be released upon project completion.


Projects funded via the River Parkways Grant program receive a close-out visit conducted by the California Natural Resources Agency at the time the project is complete and prior to releasing final grant funds. The purpose of the close-out field visit is to ensure all project components were completed according to program guidelines and the terms of the grant agreement, including project scope and budget. All grantees must record a document against the project property that gives public notice of the Resources Agency’s rights as specified in the grant agreement. All grantees must comply with all current laws and regulations which apply to the project and submit documents summarizing total project costs and all additional funding sources.

Amargosa Wild and Scenic River Trail
American River Parkway Enhancement at Sutter's Landing
American River Pkway Cordova Creek Naturalization
Arroyo Simi Greenway - Phase 2
Arroyo Simi Greenway Project - Phase I
Atascadero Creek Project
Canyon View Riparian Restoration and Trail Project
Carmel River Reroute and Dam Removal Project
Carpenter Valley Acquisition, Phase I
Carr Lake Basin, Salinas: Ikeda Property Aquisition
Chelsea Wetlands Restoration Project
Coldstream Canyon Floodplain Restoration
Cosumnes River Parkway Acquisition
Cosumnes River Riparian Habitat Conservation
Cucamonga Creek Trails & Riparian Restoration
Deer Creek Tribute Trail & Restoration
Deer Creek Tribute Trail Acquisition
DeForest Wetlands
Del Dios Gorge Trail and Riparian Restoration
Denman Reach Phase 3
Dewitt Property Habitat Restoration Project
Downtown Truckee Riverfront Park
Duck Farm Riparian Habitat & Interpretive Elements
Elk River Parkway
Feather River Parkway - Willow Island, Phase II
Glendale Narrows Riverwalk Project - Phase II
Hat Creek River Parkway
Hogstedt Protection Project
Humboldt Community Forest Acquisition - McKay Tract
Johnny Carson Park Creek Restoration & Revitalization
L.A. River Greenway Walking Trail
Laguna de Santa Rosa Channel Restoration
Lake Merritt Channel Improvements at 10th Street
Los Angeles River Headwaters
Markleeville Creek Acquisition
McCosker Creek Restoration and Public Access Project
Mount Baldy Ranch Land Acquisition
New River Parkway Project
North Riverside Park
Orange Blossom Trail
Pajaro River CARE Project
Panorama Vista Preserve Riparian Restoration
Powers Creek Parkway Connection
Prop 84 test G
Rice's Crossing: Yuba River Acquisition
Riverkeeper Stewardship Park
Sacramento River Parkway S. Chicory Bend
Salmon Falls-South Fork American River Parkway
San Lorenzo River Parkway Phase II
San Marcos Creekside Promenade
Smith River Corridor Protection
Snow Creek Wetlands Restoration
Soquel Creek Linear Parkway-Completion
SRT Deep Creek Acquisition
Stanislaus River Valley View River Access Trail
Stevens Creek Corridor Park & Restoration Phase 2
Stevens Creek Trail Sleeper to Dale Heatherstone
Three Bridges Oak Preserve Trails & Signage
Three Creeks Parkway
Tijuana River Valley Park Interpretive Trail Loop
Tijuana River Valley Regional Park Invasive Removal, Restoration & Interpretation
Treasure Island Park Improvement Project
TRRP Gateway Parcel Phase 2
Truckee River Restoration & Access
Tuolumne River Parkway
Turtle Bay East
Ventura River Floodplain Acquisition Project
West San Gabriel River Parkway, Phase 3
Wildcat Creek Trailhead Park & Creek Daylighting
Winters Putah Creek Park Channel Realignment 2
Winters Putah Creek Park Channel Realignment - Phase 3
Yreka Creek Trail Development Project