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Sacramento Valley Conservancy's Fundraiser:

Restore Camp Pollock Lodge

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Phase 1 Lodge Remodel Started
June 08, 2016

Otto Construction began Phase 1 of the lodge remodel in May. The first phase includes a complete replacement of existing ramps and stairs, removal  See more

THE STORY:

Restore Camp Pollock Lodge! Camp Pollock is a piece of Sacramento history, a hidden gem, located on the American River just five minutes from the downtown area on the North side of the river. Open for youth camping and events, Camp Pollock allows youth to experience the American River, many for the first time. The Camp Pollock property contains 11 acres fronting on the American River, including a 4,000 square foot lodge with a two-story stone fireplace built in 1924 by the Lion’s Club. When children arrive at Camp Pollock, the only safe place to enjoy the River on the economically depressed North Sacramento side, wild turkeys, deer, hawks, herons, egrets, beavers and salmon greet them.

But the lodge is in need of necessary upgrades, that if not, met will result in the closure to all those who it is intended to benefit. 

Without the necessary upgrades, compliance with lease terms cannot be met and the lodge may need to be closed to all those it is intended to benefit. Lack of a renovated lodge will result in a degraded recreational and educational experience for youth and families, rather than the maximization of its recreation and community value on the downtown and North Sacramento section of the American River Parkway. 

The State Lands Commission purchased the property in January 2013 from the Golden Empire Council, Boy Scouts of America, and leased the property to Sacramento Valley Conservancy for 25 years. The Conservancy is committed to using the property for youth camping and day programs, public river access and public and private events. However, the lodge and grounds require upgrades to serve families, youth and the community for generations to come, including Americans With Disabilities Act improvements, kitchen renovation, air conditioning and structural upgrades and repairs. Sacramento Valley Conservancy (the Conservancy or SVC) needs $600,000 to complete the design, permitting and construction of the lodge and grounds renovation.  The Conservancy has lead funds of $130,000, including funds from the Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency, Wells Fargo, Teichert Construction and Sierra Health Foundation, but is seeking additional lead funders and significant pledges of in-kind assistance for the campaign by the end of 2013.  

With a clear vision, the Conservancy has directed a design team to prepare renderings of a renovated lodge, and aims to complete design and permitting and start construction in 2014.

In the North Sacramento Area, 56% of household incomes are below $30,000 per year, with another 37% below $75,000 per year; over 35% of households have children under 18 and half of those are single-parent families; over 30% of the total population is under 19; 65% of households rent and 70% of rents are below $600 per month, with another 29% being under $1,000 per month. The Conservancy hopes to fulfill this population’s need for an unprecedented urban open space sanctuary, as well as fulfill the needs of the regional citizenry for urban open space.

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To This Fundraiser

$130,835

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sierra Health Foundation

    $15,000

  • Sacramento Area Flood Control Agency

    $64,000

  • Wells Fargo

    $50,000

  • Chelsey Norton

    $25

  • Kelly Hopkins

     

  • Fiock Family

    $100

  • Linda and Allen Luger

     

  • Mary Ann Robinson

     

  • Amanda Seigle

    $500

  • Chris and Julia Smith

    $100

  • Becky Correia

    $20

  • Margaret Ginther

    $25

  • Bill & Kathy DeBlonk

    $25

  • Janet & Norm Bessette

    $50

  • Karen Wicks

    $25

  • Becky Correia

    $40

  • Grace Wheeler

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Becky Correia

    $40

  • Boyd Gavin

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Audrey Wiechman

    $50

  • Tim and Christine Smith

    $10

  • Sacramento Vegetarian Grange No 850

    $100

  • Grace Liu

    $50

  • JoAnn Peter

    $50

  • Jim Notley

    $100

  • Jeff Utberg

    $50

  • Kate Tharp

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

     

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44% Raised of $300,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $130,835 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Sacramento Valley Conservancy

Amount Raised

$129,975

 

43% Raised of $300,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kelly Hopkins

Amount Raised

$600

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

9 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

RUBY 9 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

Kate Tharp

Kate Tharp

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Jeff Utberg

Jeff Utberg

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jim Notley

Jim Notley

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

JoAnn  Peter

JoAnn Peter

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Grace Liu

Grace Liu

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Sacramento Vegetarian Grange No 850

Sacramento Vegetarian Grange No 850

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Tim and Christine Smith

Tim and Christine Smith

DONATION: $10

As a prior member of the Friendship Force and the brother of Chris Smith we are happy to donate what we can to a great cause. 3 years ago