Habitat restoration work began this week at Lions Lake at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. This project is being done in partnership with the Nevada County Resource Conservation District (RCD) and involves removing silt and trash from the lake, removing a block wall and replacing it with a rock wall, replacing failed culverts and doing shoreline stabilization. When completed (in about 2-3 weeks) the lake will be healthier and there will be new walking trails around the lake. It’s important to note that the lake will NOT be fully drained. It will only be partially drained, and RCD worked with Fish and Wildlife on permits for the project, which includes safeguards for protecting wildlife. We are extremely thankful to RCD for their work and expertise on this project, and we can’t wait for the community to see the “new” lake.
Lots of grass to be mowed, gardens to be tended and pine needles to be raked. The smell of fresh cut grass and the beautiful grounds remind us that spring is here and our busiest season is beginning.
Another indication of spring at the Nevada County Fairgrounds – ten goslings at Lions Lake this morning. So cute!
The field of yellow wildflowers at Gate 4 at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. Thank you for the spectacular photo, 11:eleven.
Looking for something to do this weekend? How about visiting The Union‘s Spring Home, Garden and Lifestyle Show at the Fairgrounds? This show is Nevada County’s largest and only Home Expo and features more than 200 vendors with thousands of ideas for your home and garden, a food court with lots of local food and beverage choices, free demonstrations, and musical entertainment on Pine Tree Stage. The event is from 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday and 10 am – 4 pm on Sunday, and admission is free ($6 for parking). Stop on by!
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Preparing for Saturday’s (April 21) Trout Derby at the Nevada County Fairgrounds. About 2,000 Rainbow Trout are being stocked in the pond by the CA Fish and Game and the Grass Valley Sportsmen’s Club. Thank you to the Grass Valley Sportsmen for preparing and hosting this fun kids event on Saturday at Lions Lake. Sign-in begins at 7 am; fishing begins at 8 am. For information, visit here.
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Call for Artists! Are you interested in showcasing your artwork at Art at the Classic, a top-ranked equine and western art show? Held during the Draft Horse Classic, September 22 – 23, at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, this art show features impressive works of art in a dozen categories and more than 100 works by painters, sculptors, photographers and other fine artists. The show has become one of the premier displays of its kind – attracting both art lovers and horse lovers. Artists are encouraged to participate by entering artwork in the show and purchasing booth space at the show. If you are interested in participating in this show, information can be found here. Artwork by Yvonne Bonacci.
Welcome to the Ramblin’ Elks RV Group who are joining us for the first time from Elk Grove. This fun group joins us with 22 rigs, and are ready for three days of fun at the RV Park at the Nevada County Fairgrounds! Welcome, friends, we’re glad you chose us and we hope you have a fantastic weekend!
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Thank you to Dr. Bill Payne – Dean of the College of Agriculture, Biotechnology and Natural Resources at University of Nevada, Reno – for serving as the guest speaker at tonight’s Fairgrounds Foundation Speaker Series for local high school students. Bill shared information about his career path and the increasing value and importance of agricultural studies. Thank you, Bill!