Salmon runs returning to Auburn Ravine
The goal of Save Auburn Ravine Salmon and Steelhead (SARSAS) is to bring salmon and steelhead back to the Auburn Ravine.
Come hear more about this important local environmental accomplishment at the next General Meeting of the Sierra Club Placer Group on April 30.
Join Jack Sanchez and Steve Hubbard of SARSAS for an inspiring presentation with visuals of migrating salmon and learn what has been accomplished and what remains to be accomplished.
In their presentation you can watch these goals come to fruition with fish runs returning to their historical reaches of Auburn Ravine where dams once blocked upstream migration. It is heartwarming to hear and see the remarkable progress of salmon swimming upstream to spawn again, against all odds.
The presentation is free and open to the public on Tuesday, April 30, 7 pm, Auburn Library, 350 Nevada St. For more information, contact Marilyn Jasper:
Earth Day comes our way!
In celebration of Earth Day on April 22, a number of festivals and events across the region are being held in the month of April. The Sierra Club Placer Group needs volunteers for several of the activities so please consider giving us some of your time.
On April 13, there was an expanded clean-up of Auburn as part of the SCPG’s monthly community service project on the second Saturday of the month.
On April 20, the SCPG will be hosting a booth at the “Celebrate the Earth” festival in Roseville. This is a large event with thousands of participants, and a terrific opportunity to connect with the environmental community.
If you’d like to volunteer in the booth, or want more information, contact Christiane Raymond at email@example.com. Festival information is available at www.roseville.ca.us/earthday.
“Celebrate the Earth” runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mahaney Regional Park, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville. The festival is free and features entertainment, food, information booths and a display of electric vehicles.
The SCPG also is participating in Earth Day events at the Kaiser Permanente Roseville Hospital-Medical Offices on April 18, and at Hewlett-Packard on April 25.
Earth Day is every day so please consider helping with the Sierra Club Placer Group's monthly cleanup of the School Park Preserve behind Auburn City Hall on the second Saturday of the month from 8:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. We have now expanded our efforts to include the train station in Auburn.
Register with organizer Heidi Van Zant at firstname.lastname@example.org. Upcoming dates are May 11, June 8, July 13, Aug. 10 (subject to cancellation) and Sept. 14.
Trash sticks and trash bags will be provided but bring your own gloves if you'd like.
The clean-up project is part of an effort by the Sierra Club Placer Group to expand member opportunities for community service.
Placer County nature in photos