This week we've created several short videos to illustrate different  aspects of the River West Fresno Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR).

River West Fresno is a 400+ acre property just west of Highway 41.  It was acquired in 2003, and is not yet open for public access.  There is a new segment of the Lewis S. Eaton Trail planned for this site, as well as picnicking and hiking access to an area larger than Woodward Park.

We're urging the community to get involved in the process by submitting comments on the DEIR.  You can review the DEIR online at

In order to better visualize the project and alternatives described in the DEIR, you can check out the videos by clicking the links below.

Click here for the Proposed Project and Alternative 1 
Click here for Alternative 3 - River's Edge Trail
Click here for two versions of Alternative 5 with Landfill issues
Click here for the preferred Alternative 5
Next week we'll be adding a few more videos to highlight additional aspects of the project.  Please share this email and links to the videos with anyone else you know that might be interested in more parks and trails in Fresno.
As a reminder, the River Parkway Trust is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that was formed in 1988 to create the San Joaquin River Parkway.  The San Joaquin River Conservancy is a state agency that was formed in 1992 to create the San Joaquin River Parkway.  We work closely together because we have the mutual goal of creating the Parkway, but the Conservancy Board is the decision-maker on this particular project.  The River Parkway Trust is providing this information as a service to the community.

We encourage you to send comments on the DEIR to the Conservancy Board.  Please urge the San Joaquin Conservancy to provide effective and equitable access to the River West Fresno property on the Fresno side of the river by providing vehicle access and parking from both the Riverview Drive and the Palm and Nees access points.
Thanks for watching, and be sure to send your comments on the DEIR to Melinda Marks by April 15, 2017.

Send your comments to:
Melinda Marks, Executive Officer 
San Joaquin River Conservancy 
5469 E. Olive
Fresno, CA 93727
or email  [email protected].

You can review the River Parkway Trust's previous comments on this project at .
If you have questions, please respond to this email or call us at 559-248-8480. 

Sharon Weaver
Executive Director