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04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
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07:00 PM The Sequoia Woods 2019 Music in The Mountains Summer Concert Series
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All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
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12:00 PM Backyard Blues & BBQ @ Hotel Leger
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
Tuesday, Aug 27
10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
06:00 PM The 2019 "Taco Tuesdays" Concert Series at Bistro Espresso
Wednesday, Aug 28
06:00 PM Overeaters Anonymous (OA)
Thursday, Aug 29
04:00 PM CalaverasGROWN Certified Farmers Market Opens June 13th in San Andreas
Friday, Aug 30
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Saturday, Aug 31
All Day Giant Book Sale at Arnold Library
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All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
10:00 AM 47th Annual Labor Day Weekend Arts & Crafts Festival, Aug. 31 & Sept. 1,Arnold
11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
01:00 PM Spend the Summer at Big Trees State Park. Guided Hikes Every Weekend
06:00 PM The Bistro Espresso, "Music in the Park" Summer Concert Series
07:00 PM The Sequoia Woods 2019 Music in The Mountains Summer Concert Series
Sunday, Sep 1
All Day Giant Book Sale at Arnold Library
All Day Take Train Rides Into History at Railtown 1897
09:00 AM Murphys Farmers Market is Every Sunday From 9am - 1pm
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11:00 AM Town Tours of Columbia State Historic Park Every Weekend!
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10:00 AM Grief Support Classes Offered By Hospice of Amador & Calaveras
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08/09/2019 - Smokey Bear’s 75th Birthday Celebration Friday August 9th, 2019
Sonora, CA...The Stanislaus National Forest is having a party for Smokey Bear! Come on down and join the Stanislaus National Forest, along with CAL-FIRE, Tuolumne County Fire, local Law Enforcement and EMS for Smokey Bear’s 75th birthday celebration. A special story time presenting “The True Story of Smokey Bear” and birthday card making will begin at 10 a.m. at the Tuolumne County Library located at 480 Greenley Road, Sonora CA 95370. The party and public safety event will be held at the Heaven for Kids


Park next door, immediately following story time. The party will run from approximately 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Please come out and join us for this free event where you can learn all about personal and fire safety, meet your
local emergency services personnel, and play games with birthday goodie bags for kids! We look forward to
seeing you.

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USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
07/09/2019 - Stanislaus National Forest plans prescribed underburn for resource and public benefit on Groveland R
Groveland, CA...The Stanislaus National Forest provides the following information about planned prescribed underburns on the forest. Prescribed Fire Name / Ranger District China Ridge Understory Burn, Jordan Unit, Groveland Ranger District General and Specific Location: Located adjacent to the Groveland Ranger District office and following China Ridge south to Greeley Hill Road, approximately four miles NE of Greeley Hill. Most of the underburn is adjacent to forest roads 1S15, 1S16 and 1S29, at specific geographic location [sections 27, 33, 34, range 17E, township 1S; sections 2, 3, 4, 10, 11, 14, 15, 16, 23, 24 range 17E, township 2S]. Smoke may be visible from Smith Station Road, and Highway 120 with some down canyon drift smoke visible in the evening and early morning.


This project is a planned prescribed fire. Please do not report as a wildland fire. Projected Duration: Ignition of the prescribed burn is expected to begin in July 9 through July 11, 2019, and is contingent on weather, fuel moisture, and air quality. Ignitions could continue daily or as conditions allow. All burning is monitored and conducted in accordance with state and county air quality guidelines and closely coordinated with local county air quality control districts.

Planned Size of Prescribed Burn: Up to 1,905 acres are to be treated with low-intensity fire during the next five
years, with daily ignitions planned to be approximately 50 acres. Size of the burn may vary with weather and fuel
moisture conditions, as well as permissible air quality burn days.

Type of Prescribed Burn: Broadcast underburn
Burn Project Objectives: The goal of this prescribed burn is to enhance public and firefighter safety by reducing
the build-up of dead and down fuels and to reduce the threat of high-intensity wildfire while protecting watershed
values and wildlife habitat by creating a mosaic pattern of vegetation.

Public Benefits: Prescribed burning is an effective, cost efficient method of reducing flammable forest fuels,
improving firefighting capabilities, and reducing the impacts of large uncontrolled damaging wildland fires.
Smoke may be visible from Highway 108 and in surrounding communities. Fire managers are working closely
with local air districts and the California Air Resources Board to mitigate the effects of smoke on the public.
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USDA is an equal opportunity provider, employer, and lender.
06/28/2019 - Prescribed Burn Planned on Save the Redwoods League Property
Arnold, CA...Save the Redwoods League in cooperation with the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (CAL FIRE) and California State Parks are planning to begin a prescribed burn on or around Friday, June 28, 2019 on its property adjacent to Calaveras Big Trees State Park on the northeast side. The goal is to complete the 20-acre Oak Leaf Spring unit (see yellow polygon on the map below). Ignition is expected to be completed in one day. The 20 acres were previously thinned, reducing the fuel loading and allowing for a safer and more controllable broadcast burn. Much of this work was funded through a Proposition 1 grant from the Sierra Nevada Conservancy and a Greenhouse Gas Reduction Fund grant from CAL FIRE, both agencies of the State of California.


This burn is part of Save the Redwoods League’s stewardship program for vegetation management, hazardous fuel load reduction, and wildlife habitat improvement. Prescribed burns enhance the health of the forest by removing diseased materials, restoring essential nutrients to the soil, and reducing the chance of a catastrophic wildfire. Through forest thinning and reduction of fire fuels, an ecologically healthy forest system can be maintained.
An additional benefit of this prescribed burn includes buffer protection for the State Parks’ South Grove of giant sequoias.

Prescribed burns produce significantly less smoke than wildfires. To minimize the smoke impacts on surrounding communities, burns are planned and coordinated with CAL FIRE and the Tuolumne County Air District. All burning depends on weather and air quality conditions that are favorable for smoke dispersal. If the conditions, such as weather or vegetation are not conducive for burning, the burns will be rescheduled.

Communities near Calaveras Big Trees State Park, including Dorrington, Big Trees Village, White Pines, Blue Lake Spring, and Arnold, may experience smoke from the burning operations. Save the Redwoods League is working with the Tuolumne County Air Pollution Control Districts to limit impacts to smoke sensitive areas.
Both Highway 4 and the Walter W. Smith Parkway will remain open but may experience delays due to smoke and other hazards. Please obey all warning signs.

Questions or comments about the projects or about the stewardship program should be directed to Anthony Castanos at (415) 362-2352.
06/03/2019 - PG&E Hosting Regional Open House in Angels Camp Tonight for Community Wildfire Safety Program
Angels Camp, CA...Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is hosting an open house in Angels Camp for customers in Calaveras County to share information about its Community Wildfire Safety Program. Topics will include expansion of the Public Safety Power Shutoff program, accelerated safety inspections of electric infrastructure, enhanced vegetation management around power lines, and hardening the electric system for the future by replacing equipment and installing stronger and more resilient poles and covered power lines.


PG&E is inviting customers to participate by dropping in any time between 6 and 8 p.m. Webinars will also be available for those who are unable to attend an event in person. More information, as well as the schedule for upcoming open houses and webinars can be found at pge.com/wildfiresafety.

WHEN
Monday, June 3
6 - 8 p.m.

WHERE
Calaveras County Fairgrounds, Frogeteria
2465 Gunclub Road
Angels Camp, Calif. 95222

WHY
Given the continued and growing threat of extreme weather and wildfires, and as an additional precautionary measure following the 2017 and 2018 wildfires, PG&E is enhancing and expanding its Community Wildfire Safety Program to further reduce wildfire risks and help keep customers and communities safe.

PG&E is also expanding its Public Safety Power Shutoff program to include all electric lines – both distribution and transmission – that pass through high fire-threat areas. Because the energy system relies on power lines working together to provide electricity across cities, counties and regions, power may be shut off even for those who do not live or work in a high fire-threat area or an area experiencing extreme fire danger conditions. PG&E will only proactively turn off lines in the interest of safety to help reduce the likelihood of an ignition when extreme weather and fire danger conditions are forecasted.

More information about the Community Wildfire Safety Program, including a schedule of upcoming open houses and informational webinars, can be found at pge.com/wildfiresafety.
06/04/2019 - CAL FIRE to Conduct Prescribed Fire Project in Salt Springs Valley on June 4th
San Andreas, CA...The CAL FIRE Tuolumne – Calaveras Unit will be conducting a prescribed fire project in the Salt Springs Valley between Copperopolis and Valley Springs on Tuesday, June 4, 2019. The project encompasses 280 acres of grassland. The intent of the project is to reduce the amount of Medusahead Grass, a noxious weed, and to provide live fire training.


Firefighters will be on project for most of the day Thursday and burn all 280 acres if weather and fuel conditions permit. Smoke may be visible during the day Thursday. Six CAL FIRE Engines, one Copperopolis Fire District Engine, one CAL FIRE Hand Crew and one CAL FIRE Bulldozer will be assigned to the project.
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