The Placer Group, as part of the Mother Lode Chapter in California, covers Placer County and its incorporated areas west of the Sierra divide. Join our all-volunteer organization to assist with conservation issues and “Explore, Enjoy and Protect the Planet!” Contact information is included in our newsletter link below.

 Upcoming Events:

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August 5, September 2, October 7:  Placer Group's "Member/Exec Comm Meetings" at Denny's on Auburn Ravine Rd--west side of I-80 at the Foresthill exit.  Check this website for last minute changes to location. 
August 14-16:  Mark your calendar for Clair Tappaan Lodge's annual big fundraiser with music, hikes, speakers, etc.  Stay in touch and informed of this fun and informative three-day weekend by visiting  . 

October 1A presentation by Kathryn Phillips, Director of Sierra Club California, will provide a report on California state legislature and pressing environmental issues.  This will be an exciting joint meeting with the Auburn Area Democratic Club.  Auburn Library, 350 Nevada St, Auburn, CA, 7 pm.  Don't miss this one!  

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Explore the Planet—especially your own “backyard”!

            We in Placer County have been gifted with many miles of beautiful, peaceful, educational, and delightful trail “get aways.”  

The scene below is along the Middle Fork of the American River.

 Brownie enjoys the view

As the Sierra Club’s founder said, “Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.”   

Can you guess where this was taken from?  Hint:  Less than five miles from Auburn, CA....

Less than five miles from Auburn   

Enjoy Placer Group's "backyard" and help us protect them!

What is the "Executive Committee" of the Placer Group Sierra Club?

It is the elected six-member committee that votes on Placer Group issues. You, as a Sierra Club member, are welcome to attend Placer Group Member Meetings (aka “ExCom”), usually held on the first Wednesday of each month, currently at Denny’s at 1800 Auburn Ravine Rd in Auburn at 7 pm. Even if you cannot vote, as a member your opinion is welcome and appreciated. Contact Marilyn for more info and/or to confirm meetings.

Executive Committee

Co-Chairs                                   Marilyn Jasper & Michael Garabedian
Vice Chair                                   open
Secretary                                    Carol Love
Treasurer                                   Tony Rakocija
ExCom Member                         Tom Beattie

Other Committee Functions

Newsletter                                   Christiane Raymond
Public Lands/Transportation      Terry Davis
Solid Waste Issues                        Sue Stack
Webmaster                                   Marilyn Jasper
Agriculture                                  Sean Booth
Energy & Genetic Engineering      Carroll Nast
Wildland Urban Interface             Michael Garabedian

Placer Group's Newsletter: THE CONSERVATIONIST