The Sierra Club Placer Group is once again hosting an information booth and selling beautiful 2015 calendars at the Auburn Community Festival, a popular fall event that draws families and visitors from across Placer County.

The 18th Annual Auburn Community Festival is Saturday, Oct. 18, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Auburn Recreation Park, 123 Recreation Drive. The event and parking are free.

If you are a SCPG member and would like to volunteer for a two-hour shift in our booth, contact Terry Davis at Or just stop by and introduce yourself – we love to meet our members.

The festival features a pumpkin-weighing contest, scarecrow contest, costume parade, live music, bounce houses, food booths and information booths from local organizations including the Auburn-based SCPG.

More information on the festival is available at


Mark your calendars for Tuesday, October 28! 

The Placer Group Sierra Club’s General Meeting will include the showing of a special film that explores the miraculous substance we call soil and exposes the complex and dynamic nature of this very precious resource.  The film also examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time. Filmed on four continents, featuring esteemed scientists and working farmers and ranchers, “Symphony of the Soil” is an intriguing presentation that highlights possibilities of healthy soil creating healthy plants creating healthy humans living on a healthy planet. Watch “Symphony of the Soil” to see why soil is not the same as dirt.

For more information on the film, visit:   

The event will begin at 7 pm at the Auburn Public Library Beecher Room, 350 Nevada St, Auburn, CA.  Call Marilyn at 916-652-7005 for more information.

For Sierra Club members only:  Nov 5 and Dec 3—Sierra Club Placer Group “Member/ExCom” meetings.

(January 2015—no scheduled meeting) 

7pm, Denny’s at I-80 Foresthill exit. Let us know if you want to have the agendas emailed to you. 

Contact Marilyn for more info: or (916) 652-7005.



Oct. 29, Wed—Hike (1A) Greenwood Creek (senior section)

Pretty, approx 4 mile fairly level loop hike along the South Fork. We’ll spend time alongside and overlooking the South Fork of the American River. Plan on a long lunch break by the river. This short hike has it all, views, sandy beach, rocky beach, forested trails, open meadow, sun, & shade. Hike will begin at Greenwood Creek parking area off Highway 49. Bring lunch, water and essentials. No dogs. Rain cancels.

Meet at 9:30 am at Burger King on Lincoln Way in Auburn at Foresthill Exit off I-80 in Auburn or at trailhead at 10:00 am. Leader: Sheila Toner, 530- 886-0673.


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.

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Call the hotline at 652-7005


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