Auburn State Recreation Area funding agreement
The future of one of Placer County's recreational jewels has been secured through the efforts of Chairwoman Montgomery as well as many local, State and Federal partners, when the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and California State Parks agreed to a deal that will guarantee funding to maintain the Auburn State Recreation area for the next 25 years.
The deal, the result of collaboration between many jurisdictions and agencies and private organizations and individuals, including Placer County, will ensure that law enforcement, visitor services, and maintenance for the 30,000-acre park continue. With state funding uncertain, the possibility loomed that access to the much-used area could have been reduced or eliminated.
"This agreement, and the hard work that it took to achieve it, will ensure that recreational activities remain available for the hundreds of thousands of visitors who use the area each year," said Placer County Supervisors Chairwoman Jennifer Montgomery, whose 5th District encompasses the Auburn State Recreation Area. "The area is used by hikers, runners, equestrians, bicyclists, hunters many others throughout the year. It was critical that we maintained access to this area."
The agreement also includes 20,000 acres in the Folsom State Recreation area, which will guarantee public access to almost 80 square miles of recreation area for local residents and visitors alike.
An event to celebrate the signing of the agreement was held earlier this week and was attended by area representatives, including Supervisor Montgomery, Auburn City Council Member Mike Holmes, Placer County Supervisor Jim Holmes, State Senator Ted Gaines, Congressman Tom McClintock, Congressman Dan Lungren, State Parks' Northern Division Chief Scott Nakaji; State Parks Director Ruth Coleman; Bureau of Reclamation Mid-Pacific Regional Director Don Glaser, and representatives from the offices of State Senator Dough LaMalfa, and Congresswoman Doris Matsui.
The complete agreement can be viewed by clicking on the following link ASRA Agreement.
Print This Article
Placer County News HeadlinesRoseville Developer Begins Senior Community in Elk GroveUSA Properties Fund will hold a groundbreaking ceremony for Arbor Creek Senior Apartments at 10:30 a.m., Aug. 4, at the project site located at Elk Grove-Florin and Calvine roads
Rep. Tom McClintock Announces August Town Hall MeetingsRoseville, CA -- U.S. Rep. Tom McClintock (CA-04) has announced a series of town hall meetings in August.
Lincoln Man Serving Aboard the Navy's USS SomersetPetty Officer 1st Class Brian West, an aviation boatswain's mate from Lincoln, Calif. and 2003 graduate of Lincoln High School, is serving in the U.S. Navy aboard USS Somerset
California Would Create More Jobs Without Prop 30In his recent piece for The Sacramento Bee, "State's job growth defies predictions after tax increases," David Cay Johnston argues that California's recent job creation numbers prove
Sacramento County Opposes Bay Delta Conservation PlanThis week the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors formally submitted comments challenging the findings of the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP) state environmental
Roseville to Host Senior Softball Western National ChampionshipsRoseville will play host this August to the Senior Softball Western National Championships
Roseville Crime Report Digest Update (7.29.14)Roseville, CA - The Roseville Police Department weekly crime report digest update for July 29, 2014.
Different Standards From Mortgage LendersJulie Jalone of MagnumOne Realty in Roseville, reports on a recent Fannie Mae survey which indicates there may be a growing difference in credit standards between small and large lenders. Which do you think has the tighter credit standards? Check out Julie's article and find out.
PCWA Comments on Bay Delta Conservation PlanDrought Watch: PCWA expresses concern about future water supply reliability for Placer County and claims EIR fails to consider key issues.
Honor Bowl Games at Del Oro August 2014ROCKLIN, CA. - William Jessup University announced today that it will serve as a sponsor for the Northern and Southern California 2014 Honor Bowl football games.
Tahoe Bike Classic Sept. 27 & 28The inaugural Tahoe Bike Classic will take over the Lake Tahoe basin this fall, September 27 & 28, 2014.
Lake Tahoe Marathon Returns September 14thArguably the most beautiful marathon in the world, the Lake Tahoe Marathon returns to Lake Tahoe on Sunday September 14, 2014. Since its inception in 1995, the Lake Tahoe Marathon has evolved into a premier running event