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Celebrate PlacerGROWN Week! October 8 - 14

Celebrate PlacerGROWN Week! October 8 - 14

There are Many Ways to Celebrate with Three Family-friendly Events and the Chance to Win FREE Produce for a Year

Supervisor Holmes discusses sewer rates at N Auburn MAC meeting

Supervisor Holmes discusses sewer rates at N Auburn MAC meeting

Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes will discuss sewer rates in Sewer Maintenance District No.1 at a meeting of the North Auburn Municipal Advisory Council on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2012. READ MORE

Auburn Quarry Climbing Ban Nearly Lifted – Your Urgent Support Needed!

Auburn Quarry Climbing Ban Nearly Lifted – Your Urgent Support Needed!

Climbing Resource Advocates for Greater Sacramento (CRAGS) and the Access Fund are excited to announce the successful negotiation of an agreement with California’s Auburn State Recreation Area to lift a 9-year ban on rock climbing at the Cave Valley Climbing Area (the “Auburn Quarry”). Although the agreement must be approved by the California Department of Parks and Recreation, CRAGS anticipates that approval is imminent. Climbing access is now contingent on CRAGS providing critical services in the area to offset climber impacts. CRAGS and the Access Fund are working to raise $9,520 to provide these services and restore climbing access early next month! Please visit www.accessfund.org/auburn to make a contribution--100% of your donation will support the climbing area.

The Auburn State Recreation Area is a large public park on the American River, 35 miles northeast of Sacramento.

For the love of artichokes

For the love of artichokes

SACRAMENTO, CA. - My mother lives in the Monterey area and just brought me a treat: the official vegetable of Monterey County.

In case you don't know what vegetable that is, it's the artichoke. She didn't just bring me one artichoke but a bundle of them. It lead me to wondering, can we grow artichokes in Sacramento and just how good are these things for you anyway?

According to Dale Huss the vice president of artichoke production at Castroville's Ocean Mist Farms, "Artichokes are fun to grow."

Supermoon in El Dorado County

SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA - This was shot in El Dorado County California at 8:15 p.m. 5.5.12 on the Ponderosa Road overcrossing at HWY 50 (near the recent meteor explosion and meteorite dusting back on April 22, 2012).

Hoped to get it coming up over the Sierra, but it was sneaky and came up further south and higher in the sky than I wanted it to be, but still pretty. Little instant tail gate party going on with all the area folks hanging out on the overcrossing waiting for it to show up.
 

 

Mudslide!!!

Mudslide!!!

Here are some shots of a mudslide that I shot on 3-17-2012 after what seemed like a week of rain. This was in the foothills near Newcastle, CA.

NID Hosts Celebration, Open House at Lincoln Fish Passage Project

NID Hosts Celebration, Open House at Lincoln Fish Passage Project

Completion of an innovative project to improve fish migration on Auburn Ravine Creek will be celebrated on Feb. 29 at an open house hosted by the Nevada Irrigation District.

The Wednesday afternoon event will take place at 2 p.m. at NID’s Auburn Ravine Fish Passage Project located in the Lincoln Crossing Nature Preserve just west of Highway 65. Access is via Mossdale Court.

Scheduled speakers include NID Division IV Director Jim Bachman, of Lincoln; NID General Manager Ron Nelson, Placer County Supervisor Robert Weygandt, Dry Creek Conservancy Executive Director Greg Bates, Rick Radoff, former president of Granite Bay Flycasters; and Shawn Hammond, project manager for contractor Preston Pipelines.