The largest rally in California against fracking was held March 15 at the State Capitol, with thousands including members of the Sierra Club Mother Lode Chapter adding their voices to the protest.


As the debate intensifies over proposed fracking in California, more grassroots protests are expected to persuade Gov. Jerry Brown, D-California, to ban the controversial practice of extraacting oil and natural gas from shale rock.


To learn more about fracking, see



Wednesday, April 9, Day Hike (2B)

Euchre Bar (Placer Group)


Near Alta, this steep trail drops 1,780 feet to the N. Fork American River and a foot bridge. At the start are fine views of Giant Gap and the Sierra Crest. RT is 5 miles with an option to follow the river farther. It is a strenuous climb out. Meet at the Weimar exit off I-80, Park & Ride to the right of the off-ramp at 9 a.m. Heavy rain cancels. Let me know if you want to carpool from Auburn and I will forward your request to others. Contact Carroll Nast with questions at



The Sierra Club Placer Group would like to display your photos of Placer County nature on our new website and on the cover of the quarterly newsletter.


Photos must be taken by Sierra Club members and reflect the current season Please do not include any people in the photo.


Submit your photo in jpeg format to Tell us where you took the photo and what inspired you.

"Pool of Cold Fire" by Mary Vega / Best of Show 2011





Please consider volunteering for the Sierra Club i. If juste of our 1,600 Placer Group members would volunteer, it would make a world of difference. We need help with leaders and volunteers for community events, the speaker series, the newsletter, conservation issues, community service. Contact if interested in the newsletter or conservation or for the other opportunites.

The Clover Valley Foundation is working to save Clover Valley's unique historical, prehistorical, and critical natural resources for future generations.  and/or

Call the hotline at 652-7005


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