|I have lived in the greater Sacramento region for most of my life, much of it near the American River. As a youngster, my family lived near Watt Avenue before there was a Parkway. Later, as a park aid in Coloma, I enjoyed the South Fork rafting scene. In the late 1990s, while living in Elk Grove, I discovered that my husband and I were regularly driving to Nimbus Fish Hatchery to enjoy running in the parkway. So, we decided to move closer to our favorite park. What a great decision that was!
My running days are over, but the lifestyle near this amazing resource is just right for me – and thousands like me. I feel so grateful for the opportunity to ride my bike, walk my dog, rent a kayak or participate in events here. Our local State Park, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area, offers so much to so many people that it is the most visited State Park in California. I co-founded FOLFAN in 2009 to offer support and cooperation to the State Park, to preserve its natural and cultural resources and to help ensure that it will continue to provide a recreational legacy for the future.
Please join FOLFAN if you have similar feelings for this special place. We offer opportunities to participate in recreational activities, cleanup events, educational programs and improvements to the park. Our mission is to expand education and recreation opportunities and protect the natural and cultural resources of lakes Folsom and Natoma. And we have fun doing it!
Linda McDonald, President of FOLFAN