News and Notes


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September, 2018

Dear Friend of Horsetown-Clear Creek Preserve, Once again the Preserve has been a victim of fire.  The Creek Fire which started June 24 went through the western portion of the Preserve and was stopped close to the Creek.  The riparian plants and trees were saved.  The amphitheater area and restroom and the Pioneer Bridge area are fine.  Fire suppression efforts included bulldozer work and there is damage to the trail along the creek and up towards the overlook as well as the western trail loops.  Our smaller wooden bridge, the Kosko Bridge, burned again.  Due to safety issues we have closed the Preserve until further notice.  We will not be scheduling hikes and interpretive events this fall.  We will be doing trail work on Saturday September 29 as part of National Public Lands Day with BLM.  We would greatly appreciate any help we can get on this morning.  Some of the work that will be needed will have to wait until we get some rain.  We look forward to resuming our events next spring!  Last spring we hosted events for our Veterans living at the Redding Veteran’s Home and for a local Home School group of students in addition to our public events.  The Preserve relies on individuals like you who make tax deductible contributions to fund our work.  One of our members has offered to match up to $1,000 in contributions from our friends.  Please send us a check with the words “Match Me” added to the comment line.  Your donation from our website, through Pay Pal, can also be matched if you email us and say “Match Me”.  Your donations of time and money will help us resume hikes and events in 2019 and are so very much appreciated!  HCCP Board of Directors Cathy Scott, President