Jamie Lang has been having a wonderful time with her camera. “I love to photograph birds and animals from my paddle board,” says Lang, who is a real estate agent with Lyon. She lives in Carmichael with her husband, Mike, and likes to get out on the American River as often as possible. “It’s so amazing to have this in our collective backyard,” she says. She regards her images as a reminder to get out and enjoy nature in the parkway—and to help protect what’s there.