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CEDAPP NewsBlast #452 June 2024

Local News from the Community Economic Development Association of Pollock Pines

 

Hwy 50 Wagon Train arrives in Pollock Pines on June 7!

 

FOREBAY COMMUNITY PARK UPDATE


On January 23, 2024 (Legistar Item #23-1967), the El Dorado County Board of Directors approved an agreement with Nichols Consulting Engineers (NCE) to provide schematic planning and civil engineering design services for Phase 1 of the Forebay Community Park renovations, which will include the parking lot, access roads and entry gates, major grading, fuels management, utilities, and the playground. Parks and Facilities staff will be working together with NCE to complete this phase of the project in 2024, with the intention to commence construction in 2025. Staff is currently in communication with NCE design staff providing feedback on the provided options for the Conceptual Master Plan.

Staff also conducted a site visit 5/3/2024 to provide more specific feedback to NCE around location of park amenities in relation to existing trees on the site and had a follow up visit with the consultant 5/9/2024 on site to clarify our expectation as well as discuss ultimate location of park amenities. Once the Conceptual Master Plan is complete, staff will coordinate outreach to the public for any feedback before proceeding with engineering and construction documents. The intent is to release this project for competitive bidding this winter. The community has been working to fundraise for improvements at the park, including for a senior exercise area.

 

Improve your ability to be found by

emergency personnel.

Order your reflective STREET ADDRESS SIGN

from Gold Ridge Forest Fire Safe Council



 

News from Pollock Pines Friends of the Library (PP FOL)

Check out all of the Library's Summer Activities here!

 
 

June 26th at 10AM


Wild Things provides a home for over 60 species of wildlife. Many of these animals are shared in their wildlife education presentations. Their hope is that through meeting these animals and hearing their stories, future generations will gain a greater appreciation for the natural world.


- Sponsored by the Pollock Pines

Friends of the Library -



 

Coming up at the Pollock Pines library in July:

Sierra Wildlife Rescue July 10th at 11am. See these majestic owls, kestrels and hawks up close. Hear stories of their rescue from our very own local Rescue Team. For all ages.

Bohart Museum of Entomology, UC Davis July 17 at 10am. Presenters will bring a variety of insect specimens in the collection as well as live animals. This program is fascinating and interactive. For all ages.

 

Become a Friend of the Library - only $10 for an individual membership, $20 for family,

$35 for business, or $250 for Lifetime membership. Learn how to join here!  


Read the Pollock Pines FOL 2024 Newsletter here.


REGULAR LIBRARY HOURS: Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat.: 12 - 4 pm

 


POLLOCK PINES - CAMINO ROTARY

Hope to see you at a meeting!

Call 530-305-0872 with any questions.

Please visit our website for more information including meeting dates and times.

 

24 Years Running! Community Flea Market Returns June 15.

First Come First Serve Starting at 6AM.

 

Mark your calendars for the 4th of July Parade

Sponsored by Pollock Pines-Camino Rotary

 
 

Friday Night Fiesta Dinners at the

Community Center


No June Fiesta Night with Wagon Train in town.


 


Coming up at the Community Center in July:

The return of LOGGING DAYS July 19 & 20. Friday: BBQ dinner and live music 4:30-7pm. Saturday: Logging show sign-ins and Axe practice to start about 8:30am to 9:40am. Show starts at 10am, finishes about 4pm. Logging Event rules will be the same as the Tuolumne Lumber Jubilee and Sierra Nevada Logging Jamboree rules.

We are actively recruiting volunteers for this event - if you can help, contact the Center at 530-647-8005

 

Buy See's Candy Year-Round


The Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center Association (PPCCCA)  offers See’s Candy sales on-line year-round. Candy is shipped directly to you, your friends and family out of town, or next door with zero hassle!! Orders of $75.00 or more get free shipping. Order here. Our THANKS for your continued fundraising support for the Community Center.

 

Volunteers Still Needed!

Here are some examples - check out their websites to see if they might be a fit for you. If not, there are many other possibilities in El Dorado County. Thank you for your support!

 

Pacific Gas & Electric News


California regulators approve flat rate for electric bills, impacting PG&E rates. The flat rate that was passed is $24.15 per month for most customers, but for low-income customers who are on CARE or FERA, it will be $6 or $12, respectively. Along with this flat rate, customer's usage rates will be reduced by five cents per kilowatt hour. Read more here and here.

 


Simple Ways to Ease Energy Bill Strain

From a Home Energy Checkup to Golden State Rebates, there are many money-saving programs available right now to reduce your PG&E monthly energy bill.



 

California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has issued a proposal rejecting AT&T’s request to withdraw as a carrier of last resort (COLR).

Read more here.

 

El Dorado Irrigation District News


📢 Exciting News for Forebay Visitors! 🌿

We're thrilled to announce the completion of two new footbridges on the east side of Forebay near the outlet to the 14-mile tunnel! These bridges were repurposed from Sly Park, where one bridge was cut into two pieces to fit perfectly here. EID's dedicated Hydro crews constructed the footings and placed the bridges, creating a safe and scenic passage over the two channels that convey water from Forebay Road and the surrounding neighborhood.


📍 About Forebay: Forebay is a delightful picnic area located on Forebay Road in Pollock Pines, California, popular for its fishing, bird watching, and serene walks. Constructed in 1923, Forebay Dam is a key part of the El Dorado Hydroelectric Project 184, regulating water for drinking and hydroelectric power. Water comes from the South Fork American River and four upper watershed reservoirs, conveyed through the 22-mile El Dorado Canal. The reservoir was recently improved by raising the dam in 2020. The modifications were required to meet modern dam safety requirements, recover lost storage capacity, and ensure a reliable water supply.

🌊 Important Reminders: - No domestic animals are allowed in the water at Forebay Reservoir. - No swimming or wading is permitted. - Open to the public from dawn until dusk. - Restrooms and picnic tables are available for your convenience.

 

In this issue: 2023 Water Quality Reports are available online, where your water comes from, Sly Park Intertie improvements project update, how much water does your lawn really need, May is water awareness month, and a message from the GM.

 

Check out pollockpines.org with resources for Residents and Visitors,

including live-stream web-cams, plus chain-control and weather information.

 

Support our POLLOCK PINES BUSINESSES - Click here for full business directory

 

The El Dorado Sheriff’s Office (EDSO) urges all of our community to remain vigilant during their normal daily activities and immediately report any suspicious activity to:

El Dorado Sheriff's Non-Emergency Line 24/7

Call (530) 621-6600

 

Feed El Dorado 2023

Food Distribution

at the Community Center


Next date: Wednesday, June 12, 2024,

from 11AM to 1PM



Volunteers are needed. Please call

Chris Anderson at 209-214-5442

if you are able to help at one

of the monthly distributions.


Download the full schedule here.


 
 

SENIOR NUTRITION LUNCHES

You are invited to enjoy a hot, nutritious meal, Monday through Friday at any of the Senior Dining Centers listed below. Lunch is served from 12:00 to 12:30 p.m. for the suggested voluntary contribution of $3.00 per meal for adults 60 years and older. Monday through Friday at the

Community Center. Advance reservations are required. See the current menus here

For information call : (530) 621-6160

 

Community Calendar

Date

Event & Location

Tuesdays

BINGO NIGHT: Every Tuesday 6:15-9PM at the COMMUNITY CENTER

Weekdays

SENIOR NUTRITION LUNCHES: 12-12:30PM at the COMMUNITY CENTER. See the current menus here.

Jun 3

CEDAPP meeting: 6:00PM -request the location/remote link here

Jun 5

DOGWOOD GARDEN CLUB meeting, check here for details.

Jun 6

ROTARY CLUB meeting: 8AM at THE SPORTSMAN'S HALL

Jun 7

HWY 50 WAGON TRAIN ARRIVES at the COMMUNITY CENTER Festivities run from High-Noon to 9PM

Jun 8

TRIVIA NIGHT: 6:15PM at the COMMUNITY CENTER (Bar service opens at 4:30PM)

Jun 10

PPCCCA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP meeting: 6PM at the COMMUNITY CENTER

Jun 12

FREE FARMERS MARKET FOOD DISTRIBUTION: 11AM - 1PM at the COMMUNITY CENTER

Jun 12

SUMMER READING KICKOFF ICE CREAM SOCIAL starting at noon at the POLLOCK PINES LIBRARY

Jun 14

EL DORADO COUNTY FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION: 11:30AM - 1PM at POLLOCK PINES COMMUNITY CHURCH

Jun 15

3rd SATURDAY COMMUNITY FLEA MARKET: 8AM - 3PM at the EL DORADO SAVINGS BANK PARKING LOT

Jun 18

TUESDAY PROJECTS at the POLLOCK PINES LIBRARY: noon to 4PM -Sketch Center

Jun 20

ROTARY CLUB meeting: 6PM at THE FORESTER PUB AND GRILL

Jun 25

TUESDAY PROJECTS at the POLLOCK PINES LIBRARY: noon to 4PM -Sticky Note Art

Jun 26

WILD THINGS PRESENTATION: 10am at the COMMUNITY CENTER Sponsored by the Pollock Pines Friends of the Library

Jun 28

EL DORADO COUNTY FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION: 11:30AM-1PM at POLLOCK PINES COMMUNITY CHURCH

Jul 1

CEDAPP meeting: 6:00PM -request the location/remote link here

Jul 3

DOGWOOD GARDEN CLUB meeting, check here for details.

Jul 4

4TH OF JULY PARADE: PONY EXPRESS TRAIL - Sponsored by the POLLOCK PINE-CAMINO ROTARY CLUB

Jul 8

PPCCCA GENERAL MEMBERSHIP meeting: 6PM at the COMMUNITY CENTER

Jul 10

FREE FARMERS MARKET FOOD DISTRIBUTION: 11AM-1PM

at the COMMUNITY CENTER

Jul 12

EL DORADO COUNTY FOOD BANK DISTRIBUTION: 11:30AM-1PM at POLLOCK PINES COMMUNITY CHURCH

-->Follow this link to see other Community Meetings & Business Dates of Interest

 

NewsBlast GOALS

CEDAPP is happy to promote our businesses, our members, and friends to our community. If you have something you’d like the community to know about that benefits the people of Pollock Pines, please email the editor. Thanks!

 

CEDAPP meetings are held the first Monday of each month (shifts to the second Monday

if falling on a holiday). Meetings are currently held at 6:00pm - please contact cedapp.pollockpines@gmail.com for location, link, or with any questions.


Note: All CEDAPP meetings and events are open to the public. CEDAPP is an all inclusive community organization. The more community folks involved, the more “COMMON UNITY” there is!

 

Join CEDAPP HERE

Membership in CEDAPP is open to all residents, businesses, organizations, and friends of Pollock Pines.

We are always looking for volunteers to help us put on great events!

CEDAPP - aka Caring Every Day About Pollock Pines

 

CEDAPP is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit and its Board of Directors are volunteers

who receive no compensation whatsoever.


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