PEPS stands for Plumas~ Eureka Preservation Society, a non-profit organization, dedicated to preserving and enhancing the physical environment and beauty of our community.
Artist and Founder of PEPS,
Shirley Williams’ Watercolor
of the Enduring Freedom Garden
PEPS began with 12 members in January 1999 who believed that neighbors should work together to preserve the natural beauty of their Sierra Nevada community. Today, the membership has grown to over 200 residents and property owners in the Plumas-Eureka Estates, Eureka Springs, and The Village at Plumas Pines communities.
In 2000, PEPS was honored as a recipient of the Keep California Beautiful Outstanding Beautification and Forestry Award for a community group in a rural area. PEPS was singled out for its outstanding efforts in beautifying the community through a number of projects. Today, these projects have grown to include the creation of three beautiful community gardens, refurbishing bus stops, keeping neighborhoods clear of pine cones and pine needles and providing pet waste bag dispensers throughout the community.
June, 20178- Special Event
For the past 15 years, PEPS has sponsored a Pine Needle Pick Up program on the first Saturday following Memorial Day to help neighbors clear away their pine needles in an effort to reduce fire hazards of burning, improve air quality with a smoke-free environ-ment and beautify the community. For more information about this program, call Janet Grijalva at (530) 836-1062.
Memorial Weekend Plant Sale
Every Memorial Day weekend, the same day as the Plumas-Eureka Pancake Breakfast, PEPS sponsors a plant sale located on Lundy Lane, across the street from the Plumas-Eureka Firehouse. You can choose from a variety of plants thinned and divided from our "tried & true" PEPS gardens and sold at very reasonable prices.
This is our Fall event and Member Update that brings a lot of neighbors together before the cold winter months set in. Look for details about this event in early September.
Each Christmas season, we decorate the Plumas-Eureka Firehouse Memorial Garden with colorful LED lights. On this special night, we invite the community to help us kick off the holiday season by a visit from Santa, caroling, hot cocoa and a Christmas Tree Lighting ceremony at the Firehouse. Join us this year on Saturday, November 24, 2018, at 5:30 p.m. "Santa Claus will be here!"
Thanks to the membership and generous donations of many, we can continue to achieve our goals to beautify our community. Our 2018 Membership Drive is being held during the month of February. Click here to download the 2018 PEPS Membership Form. Click here to print out the PEPS 2018 Membership Newsletter.
Annual Membership Drive
Stay tuned for more information about a special event in one of our gardens with friends, food, wine and music!