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Genevieve Marsh, Author at Alliance for Environmental Leadership

AEL and Placer County 2024

Hello Valued Member of the AEL Community, Best wishes to all of you! This memo concerns two important items: The County’s General Plan Update and the future of AEL. County’s General Plan Update The General Plan of a County is the blue-print for growth for future decades. The County of Placer is beginning the process […]

Sustainability Advocates needed for Auburn General Plan

Hello fellow environmentalists, We have a new opportunity with the City of Auburn to shape it into a model sustainable city in Placer County. The City of Auburn is updating its General Plan, the State-mandated document that guides how and where the city will grow over the next 20 years. The Plan addresses quality-of-life issues […]

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 […]

Take Action! Oppose Height Exemption for Wineries. Wednesday, April 5, 6:00 pm

Please join in the Virtual Community Meeting tomorrow, April 5 at 6:00 pm to voice your opposition to the Winery Buildings Height Limit Exception ZTA.Zoom web link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/89173483788****Don’t forget to also take a moment to email your comments to the Placer County Planning Commissioners prior to their April 27th Project 8 Winery meeting. Email: ADashiel@placer.ca.govTopic: […]

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 […]