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 HeadlinesWhy We Dumped AT&T for T-MobileAT&T Dumped for T-Mobile: It's never hard to find dissatisfied customers when it comes to any of the major cell phone service providers. An Internet search quickly uncovers...
Ford Escape: A Refined Compact SUVA year ago, Ford did the logical thing - redesigning the popular Escape, something that hadn't been done since 2008. The result: a much improved sport utility vehicle.
TahoeSkiWorld.com Covers Lake Tahoe Ski SceneJeffrey Weidel has recently introduced a new website TahoeSkiWorld.com that provides stories, photos, videos and social media coverage of Lake Tahoe's 15 diverse ski resorts.
Proposed Auburn Costco Terms Under ReviewAuburn, CA -- The Placer County Board of Supervisors will review key financial terms Tuesday for a prospective ground lease agreement with Costco Wholesale Corp. that include a company contribution to help
Indigenous Peoples Days in Rocklin March 19-22Rocklin, CA--Sierra College's Native American Club, the New Legacy Committee, the Sierra College Press and Heyday Books will cosponsor a four-day event: Indigenous Peoples Days during its Yomen Weda or Spring Equinox Festival
Beth Gaines Announces Re-Election BidROSEVILLE- Small business owner and State Assemblywoman Beth Gaines (R-Roseville) announced her bid for re-election to California's Sixth Assembly District.
Roseville Company Partners in $39 Million Apartment CommunityBased in Roseville, USA Properties Fund Inc. debuted the Mayfair Court - a 93-unit apartment community at 65 McCreery Avenue in San Jose on March 6.
Placer County Water Agency Meets Stewardship CommitmentsManaging California's complex water storage and delivery system is a never-ending balancing act between supply, demand, and environmental considerations, especially during a severe water shortage.
Safeway and Albertsons Announce Merger AgreementSafeway Inc. (NYSE: SWY) and Albertsons announced today a definitive agreement under which AB Acquisition LLC ("AB Acquisition") will acquire all outstanding shares of Safeway
Roseville Crime Report Digest (3-6-14)The Roseville Police Department crime report digest March 6, 2014.
Plane Crash in Placer County UpdateA plane crash approximately 3-4 miles south by south east of the Truckee Airport. The decedent is 55 year old Darla Farnell.
Placer SPCA Seeks 2014 Hero Awards NominationsRoseville, CA - Placer SPCA is seeking nominations for the 2014 Hero Awards, to be presented at the 13th annual Funny Bones Comedy and Awards Night on Friday, April 25.