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Summer Greetings to all of you from all of us at PLP!

We hope you are getting “out there” enjoying the outdoors with family and friends, having BBQs and of course, finding plenty of gold! Send us some pictures of your adventures “out there” you would like to share and we may include some here next time. It’s nice to pause once in a while and enjoy the fruits of what we fight so hard to keep: Our right to use Public Land owned by all of us.

Warning:  Exciting Announcement Ahead…

Well, with mid-summer comes the drawing for PLP’s annual Grand Raffle! The deadline to get your tickets to us is FAST APPROACHING; in fact you better get them in the mail to us by Saturday, July 16th to guarantee we will receive them in the mail by July 20th, in time for the revised drawing date of July 22nd. To guarantee we get them in time, do not mail them to the address on the tickets; use PLP’s official address which is 20929 Ventura Blvd., Ste. 47-466, Woodland Hills, CA 91364

Last Warning, Exciting Announcement coming right up!

Here’s the exciting part! After many years of holding the raffle at Keene Engineering where only a relatively few people could join in the festivities of the raffle drawing experience, we are going to hold the drawing at the GPAA headquarters; and if the technology gurus can pull it off, you will be able to watch it LIVE on Facebook Live! Grab your popcorn and drinks, pull up a chair and join in the fun! There will be interactive chatting going on during the live feed of the drawing, so invite your friends over and make it a Grand Raffle party! Since we have changed the drawing venue, and of course we want to give everyone a chance to get their tickets into the drawing.  In order to make sure everyone who has purchased tickets is able to get them included in the drawing, we are rescheduling the drawing one day later than originally planned. The new time is at 10am, Friday July 22, 2016 at the GPAA headquarters in Temecula, CA. The studio is very small and can only accommodate about 10 extra folks who are not directly involved in the raffle drawing. So if you are interested in attending in person on the 22nd, contact us at and we will see what we can do about squeezing you in. 
Now to make sure your Grand Raffle party is even more fun, be sure to support PLP by purchasing a few last minute tickets before we run out. Yes, I think we may be running low on tickets, but that’s a good thing, right? That means so many of you have stepped up to support PLP in the fight to keep public lands open, bring dredging back in CA and OR, keep dredging going in Idaho and elsewhere, keeping roads open EVERYWHERE, reorganize the historical Mining Districts with the Minerals and Mining Advisory Council (see for info) and many other projects. Thank you to all who are participating in this colossal fund raising event! To purchase some of the remaining raffle tickets, call our raffle Chairman, Timothy Eakin at 949.484.9147. He will assign your raffle numbers and put your tickets into the drawing- no need to mail these tickets.

Don’t forget that registration is open for OKTOBERFEST, coming your way Oct. 28-31, 2016. This year is shaping up to be even better than last year, which was phenomenal! Fantastic food, raffle prizes, camping, equipment vendors with special deals and best of all: free range prospecting over 100’s of acres of Sleepy Bear Mine property. Come out and join in the fun! Register by calling Walt Wegner at 818.652.3016

As we celebrate the raffle and the other fun things of summer and fall, we regretfully say goodbye to several board members who have stepped down and no longer represent or speak for PLP: Dwayne Platz, Ray Kender, Barry Wetherby and Pat Keene. We thank them for their past service to PLP and wish them well in their future endeavors. The Board of Directors of PLP looks forward to their continued support of PLP’s mission in the future.

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Thank you all for your support! We can't do what we do without you doing what you do.
Ron Kliewer


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