At the scenic Folsom Lake State Recreation Area and Folsom Powerhouse State Historic Park, volunteers removed vegetation and cleaned up trash and debris on Saturday, April 16. The site, located on the American River in Sacramento County, was one of 18 where PG&E volunteers celebrated Earth Day.
More than 100 volunteers, including PG&E workers and their families and friends, also worked to prepare the area for fire season.
The Powerhouse, which opened in 1895, brought electric power to Sacramento, which is 22 miles away. The occasion was marked with a 100-gun salute, according to a newspaper from that era.
Randy Livingston, PG&E’s vice president of power generation, led the volunteers in pre-event stretches.
The weather was warm, but the volunteers’ enthusiasm didn’t wane.
– Katy McKenzie