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Coloma Grange hosts metorite talk and solar eclipse event

Coloma Grange hosts metorite talk and solar eclipse event

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COLOMA, CA - UC Davis geology professor Qing-Zhu Yin will give a public talk, “The “Lotus Valley” Meteorite: What does it mean to science? What does it mean to our valley? What can it mean to you?” on Sunday, May 20.

Where: Gold Trail Grange #452, 319 State Highway 49

Coloma, CA 95613 (located within Marshall Gold Discovery State Historic Park)

Time: 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. (Free Parking at Sutter’s Mill Parking Lot next door)

Supermoon in El Dorado County

SHINGLE SPRINGS, CA - This was shot in El Dorado County California at 8:15 p.m. 5.5.12 on the Ponderosa Road overcrossing at HWY 50 (near the recent meteor explosion and meteorite dusting back on April 22, 2012).

Hoped to get it coming up over the Sierra, but it was sneaky and came up further south and higher in the sky than I wanted it to be, but still pretty. Little instant tail gate party going on with all the area folks hanging out on the overcrossing waiting for it to show up.
 

 

Mudslide!!!

Mudslide!!!

Here are some shots of a mudslide that I shot on 3-17-2012 after what seemed like a week of rain. This was in the foothills near Newcastle, CA.

American River Wins Outstanding Environmental Resource Planning and Utilization Award

American River Wins Outstanding Environmental Resource Planning and Utilization Award

The American River Parkway, a collaborative Regional Treasure and fondly called the “Sacramento Crown Jewel”, along with the late Keith Demetrak, California State Parks are the 2012 inductees into the 2012 California Park and Recreation Society (CPRS), District 2, Recreation, Park and Leisure Hall of Honor.  Representing 70 park and recreation agencies in 19 counties of California, the CPRS Induction Ceremony is Friday, March 9, 2012, Barbara Morse Wackford Community and Aquatics Center in Elk Grove, California.  Terry Selk, Director of Tourism, Sacramento-Convention and Visitor’s Bureau is slated as Guest Speaker.

Use Caution on Area Rivers

Use Caution on Area Rivers

EID urges a cautious approach to local streams and rivers. As the weather continues to warm  up, the snow at higher elevations in the Sierra Nevada is continuing to melt. Due to the considerable snowpack this  year, it is anticipated that local streams and rivers—including Caples Creek and the South Fork and Silver Fork  American River—will be noticeably higher and colder for a longer period than usual. These factors will likely make  recreation areas and trail crossings along streams hazardous and unusable well into the summer recreation season.