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:

         April 8, Wednesday—Hike (1A) Cronan Ranch (senior section):  We’ll hike a pretty loop from Hwy 49 to the South Fork American River and back.  Nice varied views of the South Fork.   Plan on a long lunch break by the river.  Meet at Burger King, on Lincoln Way at Foresthill Exit off I-80 near Auburn at 9:30 am or at Cronan parking area off Pedro Hill Rd at 10 am.  Bring lunch, water and essentials.  No dogs.  Rain cancels.  Leader: Sheila Toner.  530- 886-0673.

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The 2015 schedule for “Sierra College Natural History Museum Presents” includes a wide variety of events.  For details about lectures and other events, please see  Prices are General $5 / Students and Seniors $2 / Museum members free.  Here is a short list of upcoming Sierra College events.

            Apr. 17, 7:30pm – lecture: “Botany and Geology of the Castle Peak Area at Donner Summit”

            Apr. 21, 7:30pm - movies: Wild and Scenic Film Festival

            May 3, 9am-4pm – special event: Dinosaur Day & Science Fest

            May 15, 7:30pm – lecture: “Butterflies in the Sierra Nevada: what we’ve learned about populations, climate and change from 40 years of data”

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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                                   Heidi Van Zant
Secretary                                    Carol Love
Treasurer                                   Tony Rakocija
ExCom Member                           Michaeal Garabedian
ExCom Member                           Tom Beattie

Other Committee Functions

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

Placer Group's Newsletter: THE CONSERVATIONIST