Eric Peach

How hikers can celebrate the Earth

The Journal asked Eric Peach, conservation chairman with Protect American River Canyons, what five things hikers could do to celebrate the Earth as part of Earth Day, which is toda ...

$100K Grant funds work to lower fire risk

The local, state and federal government came together in Auburn Monday to work toward a safer American River Canyon. The California Conservation Corps is using a $100,000 grant t ...

Female burglary ring nabbed with thousands in local loot

Four local residents are facing charges of numerous resident and car burglaries, including cars parked at Auburn trailheads. The ring of alleged burglars includes four women and ...

Officials wrestle with Auburn rec area solutions

The future of Auburn State Recreation Area funding is unknown, and two Auburn city councilmen have different ideas about how to work out a solution. Michael Finnegan, area manager ...

Event keeping local waters clean

On Saturday morning local residents can help get trash out of waterways and surrounding areas. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy is hosting its second annual Great Sierra River Cleanu ...

Aeolia Heights protects itself from fire

Resident Fred Merriam works to remove low limbs in Saturday’s Aeolia Heights Project Canyon Safe effort. The clearing was part of an ongoing brush-removal effort that started in ...

Sierra Nevada Conservancy launches river cleanup website

Just when summer winds down in the recreation areas, volunteer organizations will be lining up to clear all the leftover debris. Registration for the second annual Great Sierra ...

Divers suspend search for missing swimmer

Rescuers have suspended the search for an Auburn man who disappeared Saturday while swimming in the American River. However, the Placer County Sheriff’s Department is continuin ...

Our View: Don’t forget your community this holiday season

The Gift of Giving Editor's note: During December the Auburn Journal is publishing a series of 12 stories on volunteers in our community. The stories are meant to inspire others ...

American River Canyon has a true pal in Eric Peach

Volunteer: Eric Peach Organization: Protect American River Canyons What does your organization do? Protect American River Canyons is dedicated to collaborating with the community ...

Community made a day of sprucing up the confluence

The inaugural Great Sierra River Cleanup took out the trash in 22 counties, including Placer. Sponsored by the Sierra Nevada Conservancy, Saturday’s garbage pickup drew an estim ...

Indulge that urge to tidy during river cleanup day

On the list of things you don’t want to share your local river with, soiled diapers rank pretty high. Unfortunately, diapers are just one of the many kinds of refuse that litter ...

Use ‘light’ on newly restored river stretch

Suppose you open a new stretch of river to boaters and nobody comes? After another year of light use, people are asking whether the American River in the canyon below Auburn has a ...

Some Auburn State Recreation Area parking will jump to $10 next week

The Auburn State Recreation Area’s wild and scenic canyon experience is getting pricier. New pay-to-park fees of up to $10 are due for a soft launch this September at choice tra ...

Mystery murder suspect fingered

Officials believe they are a step closer to solving the 2004 murder of two El Dorado County river rafting guides after a possible suspect was killed in a New Mexico shoot-out. New ...