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EIR Comment Period will reopen on Aug 20! for 30 DAYS

EIR Comment Period will reopen on Aug 20! for 30 DAYS

At the EID meeting on Aug. 13, EID voted to reopen the comment period for the Upper Main Ditch project from Aug. 20-Spt. 18. This is the time to review, tell your friends and family who might have missed the last date in July.

Find their press release at: https://www.eid.org/home/showdocument?id=11153

“PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED COMMENTS:  All comments regarding the DEIR received during the original public review period (June 8, 2018 – July 23, 2018) will be considered and responded to in the Final Environmental Impact Report for the Project. Comments previously submitted during the original public review period do not need to be re-submitted during the additional 30-day public review period.” From the above press release by EID.   MainDitch.EIR@eid.org (be sure the EIR is first and the eid is after the @) for submissions. More information can be read on the above link.

The next EID meeting  to hold a discussion on the Upper Main Ditch will be at 9:00 am on Monday, August 27.

Thank you to all who continue to support our efforts and fight to save this critical fire fighting resource and important riparian habitat for animals, plants, and humans.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

What’s New? Read/Wait/Plan

What’s New? Read/Wait/Plan

EID must now respond to the over 100 EIR comment submissions that were due on July 23rd. There is a meeting at EID on August 13, at 9:00 am, an agendized item is for the directors to discuss the possibility of opening up the comment period. Public comment is allowed at the beginning of each meeting if you’d like to speak.

Please keep reading/learning/walking the canal while we wait for the next EIR to come out. At that time, EID will need to address our comment concerns and rewrite the EIR for another public review. Promote the GoFundMe to your friends and family! Thank you to all who read/learned/wrote comments to the EIR. WE APPRECIATE YOUR SUPPORT!

Fourth of July Parade! “You don’t know what you’ve got, til it’s gone.”

Fourth of July Parade! “You don’t know what you’ve got, til it’s gone.”

Save the Canal shows its HEART at the Pollock Pines Fourth of July Parade!

Thank you to all who participated and the Pollock Pines crowds that cheered us on all along the parade route. We appreciate your support!

Here’s a quick fact list about the upcoming town hall meeting next week. Please join us at 6:00 at the PP-Camino Community Center on July 11! Together we CAN! See you there!

The Time is Now! Save the Canal

The Time is Now! Save the Canal

EID is in process of collecting your comments about this project and the released Draft Environmental Impact Report. Please respond to EID! Click the link below to find a form, project updates, and the DEIR. The form can be printed and mailed or submitted online on or before July 23, at 5:00 pm. 

https://www.eid.org/about-us/project-updates/upper-main-ditch-piping-project

Other important info upcoming: Fourth of July Parade and Save the Canal’s own real town hall meeting to be held at the PP-Camino Community Center on July 11 at 6:30 pm! From 6:00-6:30 we will have some displays set up to help educate on some of the very real issues and impacts of this proposed project.

After that, at 6:30 we will begin.

Make your voice heard!

SAVE the CANAL NOW! Draft EIR is out!

SAVE the CANAL NOW! Draft EIR is out!

The draft EIR (Environmental Impact Report) has been released by EID.
The public comment period lasts until July 23.
EID is holding a public comment meeting (ironically which does not allow for the public dialoging with each other) on June 27 at 6:00pm at the Pollock Pines-Camino Community Center on Sanders Dr.

July 11th will be Save the Canal’s own Town Hall Meeting at the Community Center. 6:30pm

We made over $760 at the rummage sale! Thank you to all who came by to purchase items to support our great cause!

New Information on the Release of the EIR, Rummage and Bake Sales!

New Information on the Release of the EIR, Rummage and Bake Sales!

The rummage sale is planned for June 16 in Pollock Pines at the Rotary sale by El Dorado Savings.

Other important dates: June 9 Bake Sale, 9-3:00 at Safeway and June 11 EID meeting will be held at 9:00.

Important June 11 Save the Canal meeting at 6:00 at the Community Center, re: EIR report to be released this week by EID.

Contact Lisa ( lisa@lisarichmond.com) or Joanne (moonlitwater2001@yahoo.com) for needed information on upcoming dates and items.

For June 16, please collect all your unwanted items. Anything goes except clothing, unless it’s something special, like a leather jacket.

We are only about $10,000 away from our goal of $25,000 for the EIR attorney’s fee! The EIR was released June 6. We have 45 days to respond to EID, which is July 23. Let’s keep this going! More info at the next meeting re: volunteers and other info. on the rummage sale.

See you at the Bake Sale in front of Safeway, Saturday, June 9 from 9-3:00!

Rummage Sale Upcoming!

Rummage Sale Upcoming!

Save your items for an upcoming rummage sale to earn money to fight the EIR!

Date to be determined: May 19 in Pollock Pines or July 22 at Placerville Fairgrounds.

We still need pictures of Forebay Lake that show the shores with trees, where there are now none. You can bring to the meeting

or send to me (Joanne) at moonlitwater2001@yahoo.com.

December Bake Sale was a success! New meeting date posted! Picture request!

December Bake Sale was a success! New meeting date posted! Picture request!

Bake Sale:December Bake Sale helped add to our total for fighting the EIR.

Meeting:A new meeting date is March 12 at 6:15 at the PP-Camino Community Center.

Pictures:We’d like any pictures you have which show Forebay Lake before it was logged. Thanks for looking! Old pictures are fine,  like this one showing trees on the south side of the lake and in the valley past the dam. Thank you, Erika Larsson for this image. Bring to the meeting or contact Joanne Abram at moonlitwater2001@yahoo.com for how to share your photos.