I first became aware of CSERC's outstanding work when I served on the Calaveras Planning Commission from 2005-2008. This was during a time of unparalleled development in Calaveras, but few were watching. CESERC was! John, or one of his able associates would show up at our meetings with carefully crafted, relevant comments on the proposed project and make a clear and balanced presentation. Finally, members of our community began to wake up to the dangers of unmitigated development when we embarked on our General Plan Update. I am now a Board Member of the Community Action Project (in Calaveras County.) We formed the Calaveras Planning Coalition, made up of watchdog groups in all areas of the county. CSERC has been an active member of the Coalition and always present for Board Study Sessions on aspects of the General Plan. With such a small staff, I cannot imagine how they can accomplish such a wide range of activities, in the field, in schools and in several neighboring counties, protecting and preserving our most valuable assets. I very much look forward to their beautifully designed and illustrated newsletter each month to keep abreast of their work outside of our county. I can't say enough good about this small but powerful non profit. It deserves the attention and support of all of us!
Review from Guidestar