Representing the people of the historic Donner Summit community for the preservation of the area’s rugged mountain character and natural resources by providing active coordination for community development issues.
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John Svahn from the Truckee Donner Land Trust is offering a special trails work training session for the DSAA Trails Group. It is important that we know the guidelines for working on the trails within the Royal Gorge acquisition acreage. For the most part, the guidelines will be the same as those for the Forest Service lands, but there will be some special considerations that everyone who has volunteered to work on the newly opened territory will need to know. Please join John and the Trails Group for this special presentation on Friday, June 28, 3:00 P.M. at the home of Dick and Ann Simpson, 2306 Kidd Court in Serene Lakes.
ANNUAL COMMUNITY PICNIC
July 4th, 2013
Donner Summit Lodge backyard
11am – 3pm
BBQ tickets: $15 adults, $5 kids
RAFFLE TICKETS $10 each
(PURCHASE TICKETS IN ADVANCE; CLICK THE DROP-DOWN MENU TO THE LEFT)
Live Music by BLUES MONSTER
Beer and wine
Look for our display around Soda Springs and get your raffle ticket before they’re gone. ONLY 250 TICKETS WILL BE SOLD
STAND UP PADDLEBOARD AND PADDLE courtesy of Donner Ski Shop and Charles Houtz Plumbing
DOG SLED TOUR FOR TWO courtesy of Wilderness Adventures Dog Sled Tours
$500 CASH courtesy of DSAA Members
Nevada County Board of Supervisors
Tuesday, June 11
950 Maidu Ave, Nevada City
On June 11 at the regular meeting of the Nevada Co. Board of Supervisors, the Planning Department will present a recommended work plan to update the General Plan Land Use Element.
The full report can be accessed at: http://mynevadacounty.com/nc/cda/planning/Pages/Home.aspx
Royal Gorge rumors are swirling. TDLT is working quickly to establish summer recreation at Royal Gorge, and here are some things we know so far:
- Check the http://RoyalGorgeOutreach.com website for meeting dates and info
- Take the survey at http://RoyalGorgeOutreach.com
- The Van Norden Meadow will soon be ringed with 20 truckloads of protective boulders
- The Sheep Pen area at Van Norden Meadow will be used for parking
- There are proposals for equestrian use, including at least a temporary horse trailer turnaround near Summit Station.
- However, there are no plans for an equestrian trail to Mariah Point
- TDLT is considering using the current dirt entrance off of Soda Springs Road about 100 feet south of Dulzura as a parking/trailhead area for Rowton Peak
- Trail maps are drawn and will be a big part of the kick-off meeting on June 15.
DSAA is committed to informing our community of opportunities to plan for the future of Donner Summit. In addition to the public input meetings, TDLT has a great survey to help map out future Royal Gorge trails and amenities.
What kind of trails and amenities do you want?
TAKE THE SURVEY!
ANNUAL SUMMIT CLEANUP
SATURDAY, JUNE 1ST
Meet at Soda Springs General Store. Bring gloves, hat, sunscreen, and a friend!
New! Bring your old cell phones, laptops, and other small electronics. Recyclable items will raise funds for Donner Trail School in Kingvale.
DONNER SKI RANCH
With special thanks to American Rivers, Caltrans, and the Soda Springs General Store.
The DSAA Trails Group is planning a working hike from Lake Mary to Roller Pass on May 31st. Meet at the Malberg cabin at 10am, bring gloves, any trail maintenance equipment you’d like to carry, along with snacks and water.
Connect with Don Malberg if you’d like to attend: 916-677-7425, trails@DonnerSummitAreaAssociation.org
Wildfires burning already in California are a reminder to protect our neighborhoods from the threat of fire. Unfortunately, due to budget constraints the Truckee Fire Department will NOT be offering a chipping program in Summer 2013.
What can homeowners do?
There are many resources to advise and educate homeowners about protecting their loved ones and their property:
Before, during, and after a fire:
General Guidelines for Creating Defensible Space:
Defensible Space FAQs:
Preparing a Home for Wildfire Season:
The Fire Safe Council of Nevada County will be offering free green waste drops at the Truckee transfer station. Just show residence driver’s license or utility bill for a 6 yard load. The Fire Safe Council will be asking for donations since they are a non-profit funding the service.
SLPOA’s Fire Committee has worked out an arrangement with Placer County
to make it easy for residents in Serene Lakes to take advantage of the
county’s Chipper Program. http://www.slpoa.com/Articles/Focus_on_Fire_Safety.pdf
To take advantage of this arrangement, please sign up as soon as possible
on the SLPOA website at http://www.slpoa.com/2013%20Chipping%20Form.htm.