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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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DSAA Public Meeting Friday April 4th

DSAA April Meeting Friday, April 4th 6:00 P.M. The Summit Restaurant Agenda includes an overview of the upcoming Nevada County work plan for the Soda Springs Rural Center Plan. Please bring your laptop or tablet to give feedback on the DSAA website.

Soda Springs, Higgins, or Penn Valley?

On March 25, the Nevada County Board of Supervisors will hear recommendations from the Planning Department on which community the county should designate for its next Area Plan. The Planning staff is recommending that of the three, Soda Springs is the best choice, citing the groundwork laid by DSAA as a benefit to the future […]

Community Meeting – Join us at The Summit Restaurant

DSAA Public Board Meeting Friday, March 7th 5:30 P.M. The Summit Restaurant & Bar Agenda We kicked off the year with a Board Retreat, designed to focus our committees and our budget for 2014.  Following our annual meeting on February 22nd and Saturday’s “A Donner Party,”,  we are ready to move forward with planning for: Annual […]

Celebrate 2014 Winter Games and Donner Summit’s Olympic History

DSAA Annual Meeting and 2013 Annual Report

Saturday, February 22nd 4:30 P.M. Royal Gorge’s Summit Station On Saturday, DSAA held its Annual Meeting & Board Election. We heard about plans for Rainbow Lodge, Ice Lakes Lodge, Tinker’s Station, and more. Denise Hann, Fran Sandwith, John Kirrene, and Ron Kolbe were elected to two-year terms. Our thanks go to Don Malberg and Mark Himelstein […]

Nevada County Land Use and Housing Public Hearings Jan 28 and Feb 11

The Nevada County Planning Department is tasked with updating the County’s General Plan.  The Housing Element of the General Plan is updated every five years.  The State requires that all counties update their Land Use elements prior to the next scheduled Housing update.  The Planning Department held public workshops and meetings and incorporated public input […]

DSAA Book Exchange Work Party

DSAA BOOK EXCHANGE Work Party Help us refresh the Book Exchange for the season!  Bring your used books, CDs, and DVDs. Thursday, December 19, 2013 4:00 P.M. The Summit Restaurant Everyone is encouraged to stay for DSAA’s Executive Committee meeting. We’ll be discussing plans for 2014. 5:00 P.M. Meeting Agenda

Donner Summit volunteers build new section of Rowton Peak trail

Trail Construction Rowton Peak Reroute 12 October 2013 This activity was organized by Kevin Starr of the Truckee Donner Land Trust.  Dick Simpson sent a recruiting notice to the Donner Summit Area Association and to David Africa of the Serene Lakes Property Owners’ Association (SLPOA) Stewardship Committee, who forwarded it to a SLPOA volunteers list. […]

Train horns, energy saving retrofits, public works and more- Community Meeting Wed 11/6

Community Meeting Agenda 11 06 13

Donner Summit Groups Lobby to Minimize Train Noise

The Soda Springs Station HOA Board is beginning the process to request FRA approval to designate the Soda Springs railroad crossing as a “Partial Quiet Zone”.   Other local groups (SLPOA, Soda Springs ski area, etc.) are also considering the request. The “Partial Quiet Zone” designation would mean that train horns would not be routinely sounded for the crossing […]