Each spring, PEPS sponsors a pine-needle pickup project, saving residents the job of having to haul away their piles of pine cones and needles themselves.
In 2005 PEPS members bought and placed wine barrel planters on each side of the mailbox clusters throughout the community. The barrels are planted with day lilies and petunias which add a cheerful look when we pick up our mail.
You can visit the community gardens located at the Plumas-Eureka Fire Department, the Ponderosa Garden at the foot of Lundy Lane, and the Enduring Freedom Garden on Poplar Valley Road.
In 2009, PEPS erected pet waste bag dispensers throughout the community. Our hope is that anyone who walks their pet will be courteous to others by cleaning up after their pet.
The PEPS mission to serve our community is more than keeping Plumas In bloom. PEPS hosts two annual events that promote neighborhood camaraderie. The annual general meeting known as the "Soups On" dinner is an evening to share with friends and neighbors in late fall. During the
Christmas season the members decorate the Plumas-Eureka firehouse and firehouse garden and host a Christmas Tree lighting ceremony including hot cocoa, cider and snacks, a visit from Santa for the kids and singing Christmas caroles..
Income is primarily derived from membership dues and donations. Expenses are comprised of materials and labor to maintain our three gardens. These include replenishing topsoil and bark, planting annuals and herbs for community use, installing and replacing sprinkling systems, maintaining the gardens, memorial signs, bus stop shelters and mailbox planters.
The gardens continue to grow in beauty and have become favorite spots to sit awhile and just enjoy "Plumas in Bloom."
To learn more about PEPS, we invite you to enjoy our gardens in the summer and join us next October at our annual "Soups On" dinner.
Our motto is...
“We Put Plumas in Bloom."
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