About Clover Valley Foundation
How CVF Began
In 1999, when newspaper reports announced the collapse of the sale of Clover Valley's 622 acres to development groups, the idea of purchasing the valley to create a preserve began to take shape. Instead of the then-proposed 941-unit subdivision, which would destroy one of the last spectacular landscapes in Placer County, if not the state, a different scenario was envisioned — one that would provide a natural buffer between Loomis, Rocklin, Lincoln, and the rest of Placer County.
Chartered in 2005, Clover Valley Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit California corporation whose purpose is to preserve the valley.
To protect and preserve the distinctly unique natural resources in Clover Valley including historical, ecological, and aesthetic qualities.
The vision of Clover Valley Foundation (CVF) is to protect and preserve in perpetuity the almost-pristine steep-sloped, narrow two-mile long valley known as Clover Valley located in Rocklin, California, along with its prehistoric sites, wetlands, woodlands, and wildlife. Instead of the destruction which would occur with construction of the proposed 933 dwellings, roads, and infrastructure, CVF envisions the valley as an open space buffer with living museums, interpretive centers, educational facilities, hiking trails, and other passive recreational activities.
- To preserve in their natural state the 33 documented prehistoric sites in Clover Valley as well other, as-yet undiscovered sites.
- To protect the critical environmental components of Clover Valley — wetlands, wildlife habitat, riparian and oak woodlands, scenic ridges, perennial creek, and open spaces.
- To provide non-invasive trails with interpretive stations and educational opportunities.
- To restore ecosystems and create a respect for the sacred relationship between nature and its ecosystems.
Doug Brewer, President
On January 19, 2018 Doug Brewer, who previously served as Secretary to the Board for nearly 15 years, was elected as the new Foundation President. Doug is an environmental consultant who specializes in CEQA and the Endangered Species Act and was instrumental in identifying fatal flaws in the City's environmental documentation, which required subsequent revisions to the EIR and development plans with major reduction in the number of homes being proposed. He looks forward to following in Marilyn's footsteps and providing decisive leadership and vision to accomplish the Foundation's goal to acquire the valley.
Marilyn Jasper, Secretary
Marilyn Jasper, founder and creator of the CVF organization served as President for nearly 20 years. We are extremely grateful for all Marilyn has done over the years, and she will continue to serve as Secretary to the Board. Marilyn's tireless efforts, tenacity and passion are a major reason for our success as an organization. As many of our members know, Marilyn is a busy bee involved in numerous nonprofit organizations to work on open space, environmental conservation and animal rights issues.
Tony Rakocija, Treasurer
Tony Rakocija, recently retired from AT&T, has been a Rocklin resident for over 20 years. He will continue to serve as Treasurer to the Board. Tony is responsible for monitoring our checking account, paying invoices and balancing the books with your hard earned contributions for over last 10 years.