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Take a trek to Rome Power House

Join the Land Trust for a visit to the Rome Power House on the Yuba River – the birthplace of the hydroelectric power industry in the late 1890s. Dale Johnson, retired from PG&E after 34 years, is a history buff with an interest in water and electricity. 

He will use storyboards to describe the many factors that came together to create the Nevada “Rome” Powerhouse and how it led to PG&E.

Participants will visit Lake Vera and the remains of an old dam, then drive to the Yuba River and hike a short distance to the remains of the powerhouse. This is a rare opportunity to see the Rome Power House, located on private property.

Carpooling in four-wheel drives vehicles is recommended. 

The trek is classified as moderate and is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, June 15. The cost is $12 for BYLT Members and $17 for not-yet members.

For more information go to http://www.BearYubaLandTrust.org or call Melony at 530-272-5994, ext. 200.

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