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Remembering and honoring our fallen service members, the future of parks and trails and more in this week’s Placer County newsletter

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From the “Why” World War I memorial at our offices in Auburn (shown above) to the Walk of Honor memorial in Granite Bay, Placer County has much to offer for those who want to pay their respects to the members of our United States Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our nation. Take a virtual tour of veteran memorials in Placer County, here. Please note, our offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, in observance of Memorial Day.

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Placer County sets stage for more parks, trails and open space

The Placer County Board of Supervisors this week approved the first-ever countywide Placer County Parks and Trails Master Plan, which could double the amount of recreation acreage by 2040 and triple the amount of trail miles. The plan provides a 20-year-and-beyond vision for the development and operation of parks, recreation opportunities, open space and trail networks in the county. Learn more

Healthy aging 

New Alzheimer’s campaign highlights detection, resources

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Alzheimer’s is a leading cause of death in Placer County. The new “Know Where Alzheimer’s Hides” campaign aims to educate on the warning signs and the importance of healthy brain habits, early detection and diagnosis. Learn more

Road safety

Repaving our roads is trickier than it looks

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Our Department of Public Works is responsible for around 1,100 miles of county-maintained roads in Placer County. Take a closer look at what goes into the repaving work that helps keep our roads safe and driveable. Watch video


Poll workers urgently needed in Placer County for primary election

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We're seeking poll workers for our polling precincts throughout Placer County for the upcoming June 7 statewide direct primary election. This is a great way to participate in our democracy, meet people and earn some money, too. Learn more

Parks and recreation

New park coming to North Auburn

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The planned Marriott Meadows Park received funding from the Placer County Board of Supervisors this week. Located in North Auburn, the park will feature trails, dog park, central plaza, splash pads and more. Learn more

This week in Placer County history

gold miners

It was reported in the May 21, 1931, Auburn Journal that Iowa Hill prospector Bill Andrews discovered a fist-sized piece of quartz that contained a pocket of gold estimated to be worth $200. Mining men in the area were excited by the discovery and Mr. Andrews feared going home because he was afraid of being followed by people wanting to trace his discovery.

Gold mining during the Great Depression was popular as many men were out of work. Most of the miners hoped to find just enough gold to feed their families, but big finds like the one Mr. Andrews had made it easy to dream of striking it rich. The price of gold during the Great Depression fluctuated between a low of $17.06 per Troy ounce (1931) to a high of $34.87 (1936). This means that the gold Bill Andrews found was approximately 11.7 Troy ounces, or 363.87 grams. This would be about three quarters of a pound.
Photo: Great Depression era mining near Auburn. C. 1930.

Fun things to do this week

hikers in lake tahoe

Don’t miss the fun coming this next week in...

Foothills: Placer Wine & Ale Trail – Sips & Suds Summer Passport

Auburn: Canyon Keepers Guided Hikes in ASRA

Lincoln: Wine Down Wednesdays

Roseville: Big Trucks Summer

...and many Placer County Library and Placer County Museum events.

Visit our regional partners to discover more of the fun happening right here in Placer County!

Placer County Visitors' Bureau
North Lake Tahoe Resort Association
The Arts Council of Placer County
Placer Valley Tourism
Placer Wine Trail

Find current state COVID-19 guidance, along with local data and resources, here.


Upcoming public meetings and events

town hall meeting

Placer County offices closed for the Memorial Day holiday - May 30
Granite Bay Municipal Advisory Council meeting - June 1, 6 p.m. Details

To learn about other Placer County committees and commissions and current opportunities to serve your community click here.

List of active projects throughout Placer County

Projects are listed alphabetically and by Board of Supervisors districts. A hard copy of the list is available at the Placer County Community Development Resource Agency, 3091 County Center Drive in Auburn. 

Active Projects

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