News and Notes


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March 2018

Last fall our friends at Spring Rivers Foundation hosted a hands on training at Whiskeytown Environmental School regarding school field trips.  We attended this training and received textbooks with curriculum based science lessons designed for K-12 field trips.  We think the Preserve is a wonderful location for school field trips.  Would you be interested in being a volunteer for school field trips at Horsetown? You do not need to be a teacher.  Please contact us
In addition to the training and lesson resources, door prizes were available to the participants.  We received five pair of binoculars which will be available at our bird walk for people who do not have their own.  And remember, we were given two pair of close focus binoculars last spring that will be available at our butterfly walk.  We’ve scheduled several hikes/events for your enjoyment this spring and they are listed on the back of this letter.  Bring family and friends and join us for a couple of hours.  A little sunshine and moderate exercise is good for the body and the soul.
We are also looking for volunteers to help with trail maintenance or Adopt-a-Highway cleanup.  Whether you would like to assist one day a year or several, we appreciate any help to keep the area clean and the trails open for the enjoyment of the public.  
The Preserve relies on individuals like you who make tax deductible contributions to fund our operating costs.  You can make a donation for 2018 from our website or mail a check to PO Box 991833, Redding, CA  96099.  Your donations of time and money are very much appreciated!  
We look forward to seeing you at one of our spring events!  Children are always welcome and all events are free.