Project 8 Winery Immediate Next Steps

Dear Concerned Neighbor, I’m so sorry for this late notification. Many of you have asked what you can still do to make your objections and concerns known about the Project 8 Winery event center and restaurant. As it looks right now, the proposal will go to the Placer County Board of Supervisors as an action […]

Tell PG&E: Pause the Destruction at Hell’s Half Acre

Hell’s Half Acre (HHA) is a unique natural habitat just outside Grass Valley. No other place in Nevada County has its geology or resulting floral wonder. In spring, Hell’s Half Acre is usually ablaze with wildflowers, providing habitat for many bird species.  Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) bought 14 acres of HHA to create a […]

Green steps forward for Imagine Auburn & Upcoming Workshop Series

Dear Friends, Thank you to everyone who took the time to fill out the Imagine Auburn Survey. Green values made it to the forefront of the survey results! Here’s the vision statement that sums it up in a one-liner: “A more self-sustaining Auburn, where citizens feel connected to nature, historic charm, and each other.” The […]

Your help needed on Imagine Auburn’s Survey

The City of Auburn has taken a possitve step forward for sustainable land development. They have started to update the rules that guide infill projects in Auburn’s Commercial Core. We’ve been saying for years that we would like to see infill development in our community instead of green-field development. Now we have an infill opportunity, […]

Stop the Placer County Train Tonight

On behalf of our Tahoe friends: TONIGHT 11/30 WEDNESDAY 6 PMNorth Tahoe Regional Advisory Council (NTRAC)Kings Beach Event Center NTRAC will vote on the future of development at Lake Tahoe.North Tahoe Preservation, Friends of the West Shore, Mountain Area Preservation, Sierra Club and the League have met and have serious concerns with added height, lack […]

Strategic Organizer Training Opportunity!

Have you been looking for a meaningful way to volunteer with AEL? Are you ready to think outside the box on environmental issues with enthusiastic colleagues? But just don’t know where to start? Then join our team at the two-day Strategic Community Organizer Training! We have four scholarships available for volunteers who are looking to […]

We’re Collecting Maps of the Auburn Area

Hello friends! We are collecting maps. Do you have one to share? How often have we said to each other, “We wish a construction project knew about the beauty, ecology, and history of a place. If only they knew, and cared, maybe something could be saved, incorporated, maybe even celebrated.” This is your opportunity to […]

Viewing Parties for PCL’s CA Enviro Assembly!

Dear friends, The Planning and Conservation League’s California Environmental Assembly Webinars run for the next three weeks! This is one of the treasured events of the year and, to the delight of our Urban Planning Squad, there are four sessions related to Smart Growth! We are excited to discover the latest and greatest methods that […]

Holiday Party Invite

Season’s Greetings, You and your organization are invited to the Alliance for Environmental Leadership’s Holiday Party! At our upbeat meet and greet, we will celebrate accomplishments by our Alliance partners and community from 2021. The last two years have challenged all of us to find new ways forward and we would like to thank you […]