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Agritourism Planning Classes Starting Soon

Are you considering agritourism or nature tourism on your farm or ranch? Would you like to build your agritourism or nature tourism business? Sacramento County and greater Sacramento Valley and foothills region farmers and ranchers are encouraged to sign up for “Agritourism Intensive” offered in Sacramento. Central San Joaquin Valley and Sierra foothills region farmers and ranchers are encouraged to sign up for “Agritourism Intensive”... Read More

Wild & Scenic Saturday, Special Events & Lake Tulloch Vacation Rentals Thursday, RIM Fees, Bald Eagle dies, Water News…

* Wild & Scenic at Columbia College: The 8th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival is TOMORROW! Get your tickets online and save. Admission is FREE for students! Prizes! From outdoor “tramps” in communist Eastern Europe to the issues surrounding building nuclear power plants – thought-provoking, beautiful films to recharge your spirit, energize you, and leave you with questions to ponder. Come, watch… ... Read More

Tom leads up-country hike for CAP raffle winner

At CAP’s fundraiser for Tom Infusino’s birthday in June, people who had made a donation that day were entered into a drawing for some gifts.  One of those gifts was a hike led by Tom.  The winner of that, a member of CAP and CPC, extended the invitation to hike to the members of CPC.  So nine CPC members, and one lucky dog, enjoyed a spectacular day along Highway 88 and more. CAP and CPC Hikers at Red Lake Peak Aspen Grove near Red Lake Peak  Read More

CAP’s Tom Infusino goes back to school

CAP’s Big Trees Field Trip with Calaveras High School Earth Club On September 13, 2012, CAP’s Tom Infusino joined the over 30 students of the Calaveras High School Earth Club for a field trip walk in the forest at Big Trees State Park. The field trip was organized by Tom and Stephanie Bohler, a teacher at Calaveras High School, and the Earth Club’s lead advisor. To my delight, I was invited along to film and chronicle the event. This was my... Read More

Bay to Basin: Coordinating Response to Invasive Plants Across California

21st Annual Cal-IPC Symposium October 11-13, 2012 Wine County Double Tree Rohnert Park, CA The Cal-IPC Symposium brings together natural resource managers, research ecologists and volunteers stewards to discuss the latest information in wildland weed research, control techniques, prioritization, program design, and policy. Join us this year in Sonoma County! 2012SymposiumProgram  Read More


September 25, 2012 PRELIMINARY AGENDA  Read More

Sierra Green Days: Schedule

CAP’s Educational Program: What You Always Wanted to Know About Planning But Were Afraid to Ask – Tom Infusino and a Panel of local community residents. Sierra Green Days See the program and schedule here: The education program is complete! Look for the posters around the area. 16 outstanding explorations on FOOD, ENERGY, WATER, SHELTER, HEALTH and COMMUNITY. Come to the kickoff session at 10:00 on Saturday. a special closing session... Read More

2012 Mokelumne River cleanup

Saturdays, September 15 and October 20 Various sites along the river Mark the dates! Join your friends and neighbors for a true green experience: cleaning the banks of the Mokelumne River, the river itself or its local reservoirs! Part of the fourth annual Great Sierra River Cleanup. What: Two fun days of cleaning the river, its banks and reservoirs. The cleanup benefits wildlife and water quality while keeping the Mokelumne a beautiful place to visit. The... Read More

The Great Sierra River Cleanup

Sierra Foothill Conservancy shared a link.  It’s almost that time of year again: The Great Sierra River Cleanup! SFC, BLM, and the Upper Merced River Watershed Council are hosting a clean-up on the Merced River near Briceberg. Check it out:  Read More

Tom’s 50th Birthday Party – June 30, 2012

Opening Speech                                                                              Read More

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