Folsom Lake SRA and Auburn SRA have been chosen as project sites
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Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Folsom Powerhouse – major work will be conducted by manual removal of vegetation in the historic spillways, around historic structure/features for fire protection, weed abatement within the historic core of the park unit, major trash clean up along historic canal trail that runs along the American River.
Alder Creek/pond – this site accumulates a lot of trash and large items that clog the water flow and impact the river otters and fish habitats.
American River Multi Use Trail/Bikeway – major work will be conducted by manual removal of vegetation to enhance safety and site clearance for all users of the trail/bikeway. This work will be coordinated into teams along trails sections.
Folsom SRA various locations including Negro Bar, Granite Bay, Beal's Point, Brown's Ravine and Willow Creek - trash pick up and non-native plant removal in identified areas with state representative.
Check-in time: 8:15-8:45am
Project time: 9:00am-1:00pm
Location: The street address is 9875 Greenback Lane. Negro Bar SRA, follow event signage to volunteer check in. Once volunteers check in they will travel to site to meet their lead coordinator
Things to bring: PLEASE BRING WATER BOTTLE - THE PROJECT SITES WILL PROVIDE WATER TO FILL YOUR OWN BOTTLE, leather gloves (no cotton garden gloves please), pants, boots, hat and sunscreen
Auburn State Recreation Area
Clean-up trash and debris on the North Fork and Middle Fork American River Canyons and along Highway 49, old Foresthill Road, Driver's Flat Road, Yankee Jim Road, Ponderosa Way, and along various trails in the park.
Paint over graffiti at various locations.
Install benches along some of the trails at scenic locations.
Check-in time: 7:00am-8:00am
Project time: 8:00am – 1:00pm; Interpretive Hike at 1:00 p.m.
Location: Meet at the old Foresthill Bridge located on old Foresthill Road at the Confluence of the North Fork and Middle Fork American Rivers, approximately 2 miles South of Auburn on Highway 49. From Sacramento, take I-80 east. Take the Elm exit south. Go one block south and make a left turn on Highway 49/High Street (south bound). Travel approximately 2 miles to the river. As Highway 49 jogs a sharp right to the Highway 49 bridge, go straight instead onto old Foresthill Road. Travel ¼ mile to the old Foresthill Bridge which is located at the Confluence of the two rivers.
Things to bring: Water bottle, gloves, pants, boots, hat, sunscreen and rain gear if needed.