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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.

Into the Little Wild: Auburn's Mammoth Bar

Into the Little Wild: Auburn's Mammoth Bar

Auburn, CA is about 25 miles North-East of Sacramento is now branded as the "Endurance Capital of the World."  It has two of of the most challenging and historic endurance events on the planet.

The Auburn's Bar is famous for its Motocross and Dirt Bike tracks but what interests me most lazy Sunday afternoon is to visit the Bar for its more into-the-wild lesser-known secret.

Mammoth Bar has everything for the explorer in all of us. It has crystal-clear streams, wild evergreen, conifers as far as you can see, and all that you care to ask from Mother Nature.

Just recently, I was with a group of teens and we hiked the Bar and we are in for a delectable treat: Snakes, Lizards, Deers... 

If you see plumes of smoke on Monday...

If you see plumes of smoke on Monday...

AUBURN - On Monday, July 11, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) Nevada-Yuba-Placer Unit will conduct a 55-acre prescribed burn under the Foresthill Bridge in Placer County. The burn will occur directly under the bridge in the Middle Fork American River Canyon, approximately one mile northeast of Auburn.

CAL FIRE is conducting this prescribed burn as part of an ongoing fuel reduction project to minimize potential wildfire risk. The primary purpose is to reduce hazardous fuel below the Foresthill Bridge, allowing Placer County to safely perform ongoing seismic retrofit activities. The project serves several other functions as well: reducing the potential for fires caused by fireworks each year around the 4th of July, allowing firefighters to experience wildland firefighting tactics in a controlled environment, and providing a fuel break that can be used in the future to stop or slow a major fire.

Auburn Unity Church hosting e-waste collection April 16

Auburn Unity Church hosting e-waste collection April 16

City of Auburn Goes Solar

City of Auburn Goes Solar

The City of Auburn kicked off a new era in powering public works project today. Local dignitaries met at the Auburn Wastewater Treatment Plan to celebrate the new 690 kilowatt solar project that powers the upgraded Wastewater Treatment Plant, including the new ultraviolet disinfection system. Pacific Power Renewables of Auburn installed the solar array and also operates and maintains the system.

“This is a model project, which demonstrates how clean, renewable solar power can be used to run a large facility like our wastewater treatment plant,” said Bernie Schroeder, director of public works. “We are pleased to be helping the city and its residents save money while also helping the environment.”

Auburn’s upgraded Wastewater Treatment Plant came on line earlier this year and includes the latest ultraviolet light (UV) disinfection technology to meet new permit requirements.