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:

Wednesday, April 22, 7:00 PM - "Symphony of the Soil" -  Film and Lecture

In case you missed the Placer Group's showing last year, "Symphony of the Soil" will be shown again as a part of the CNPS's Redbud Chapter's "Passionate about (Native) Plants Lecture Series."  This wonderful film explores the elaborate relationships between soil, water, the atmosphere, plants and animals, as well as our human relationship with soil.  Lecture to follow film. (CNPS w/ Master Gardeners and Special Guest).  AuburnPlacerCounty Library, 350 Nevada St, Auburn, CA.  This is a film that should be seen by everyone!

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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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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.” 

 Enjoying the peace of our Sierra outdoors

As the Sierra Club’s founder said, "Few are altogether deaf to the preaching of pine trees. Their sermons on the mountains go to our hearts; and if people in general could be got into the woods, even for once, to hear the trees speak for themselves, all difficulties in the way of forest preservation would vanish.”    - John Muir,  "The National Parks and Forest Reservations" in a speech by John Muir (Proceedings of the Meeting of the Sierra Club Held November 23, 1895.) Published in Sierra Club Bulletin, (1896), v. 1, no. 7, January 1896, pp 271-284, at 282-83.

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                                   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