Newsletter: Spring 2007



What We've Been Up To

Although the release of the Final Environmental Impact Report (FEIR) has been delayed, we have not been idle. Here is an update on some of our activities:

With community and regional support, we are making progress. Clover Valley can be saved with your help.

Donate Now!

We urge you to support our grassroots organization with your most generous donation. We ask you to invest in our cause as we continue to address an ill-conceived and unnecessary proposed development with irreversible impacts on this community. We have no paid staff, no frills, and no plans to give up our vision: a life-enriching opportunity for future generations. We need your financial support-now more than ever!


CLOVER VALLEY NOMINATED FOR NATIONAL REGISTRY — Since Clover Valley did quality for the National Registry, the paperwork has been filed for the nomination. It will be up to the owners and the city of Rocklin to follow through on this most prestigious designation.

CLOVER VALLEY FILM PRODUCER WINS AWARD — Sean Booth has won the Sierra Club Mother Lode Chapter's Environmental Education Award for his excellent work in making the documentary film, "Clover Valley: Last of Its Kind." He will be recognized at an awards dinner in May. Congratulations, Sean!

PROPOSED PARKWAY OPPOSED — Plans to bisect Clover Valley with a 4-6 lane expressway (16,000 more cars per day) will have devastating impacts on Park Drive neighborhoods in Rocklin, as well as Loomis. In addition to health and safety concerning senior residents and school populations, the 60-ft deep "cut and fill" will destroy environmental assets. Check websites to find out how you can help stop the parkway from being built.


Whether words are used to deceive, manipulate, or obscure the facts, we believe the truth surrounding our goals to save Clover Valley, will prevail. Here are some buzzwords and "spins" and their concomitant truths:

The truth about all these compelling issues will help to save Clover Valley.

Ansel Adams in Clover Valley?

Yes! Ansel Adams was commissioned to photograph properties that at one time included Clover Valley. The current exhibit at the Crocker Museum in Sacramento took our breath away as we recognized Clover Valley's landscape — continues through May 5.

In Celebration

Happy Birthday donations and best wishes were received on behalf of Alvar Tahti and Marilyn Pendola.

A Holiday donation was received in lieu of gifts for the Speakmans, Adan-Stevens, Weidmans, Tahtis, Dormans, Waterstreets, and Wortman.

In Memory

We gratefully acknowledge recent donations in memory of Mary A. Coffeen from Skyridge School friends, Jim Jasper, Ailene Smith, and Brent M. Smith. May they rest in peace.

Please send your tax-deductible donations to:

Clover Valley Foundation
P.O. Box 713
Loomis, CA 95650

To donate to "Save Clover Valley," please send your donations to 3031 Stanford Ranch Road, Ste 2-201, Rocklin, CA 95765-5537.

Any amount, large or small, is welcome. Questions, ideas, suggestions? Please email or call (916) 652-7005.