All Veterans Stand Down slated for next month |

All Veterans Stand Down slated for next month

“Veterans Helping Veterans” is the theme of the 12th Annual Veterans Stand Down, a two-day program offering area veterans access to community services and opportunities to connect with other veterans.

Benefit information, employment assistance, counseling, legal advocacy and medical services will be available.

The Veterans Stand Down will be Oct. 8 and 9 at the Sugar Pine Lodge, Pine Tree Stage Area at the Nevada County Fairgrounds, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley.

Community services will be available from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to noon Saturday. Breakfast and lunch are served both days.

A Native American talking circle exclusively for veterans will be from 4 to 10 p.m. Saturday at 16200 Lake Vera Road in Nevada City.

Donations are being accepted for the event. Contact Veterans Stand Down at P.O. Box 564, Grass Valley, CA 95945.

Cleanup at Englebright Lake Saturday

Volunteers with the Army Corps of Engineers will get their hands dirty at Englebright Lake Saturday for National Public Lands Day.

Volunteers will plant trees, help with erosion control and bank stabilization, build trails, restore recreation areas, pick up trash and remove invasive species.

They will also help improve wildlife habitats and rehabilitate playgrounds at the Smartsville reservoir and at seven other lakes around the state.

Volunteers will get free admission and receive a coupon for a free day-use pass valid anytime in the next year at any park managed by the Corps, National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service or Bureau of Land Management.

Last year, more than 1,200 volunteers contributed across 10 parks.

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