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Shasta Land Trust

 May 2015 eNews

Shasta Land Trust is taking advantage of the beautiful May weather to host events and develop projects that inspire, celebrate, and advance land conservation in the north state. We hope you'll join us for our Triple B Ranch dedication on May 17th. As a friend and supporter of the Shasta Land Trust, you are our greatest ambassador in the community and make our work possible. Thank you!

Join us for the

Triple B Ranch Dedication

Sunday, May 17th

11am – 3pm 

You're invited to this free event celebrating the permanent conservation of 600 acres of wildlife habitat along South Cow Creek and Old Cow Creek with landowners Steve and Angelia Boero.

Join us for hikes, tours, and bbq lunch. Beer and wine will be available for adults.

RSVP required.

Please contact Shasta Land Trust at 530.241.7886 or info@shastalandtrust.org to register. Directions will be provided upon registration.
Trucks and 4WD vehicles are recommended.
Shasta Land Trust conserved the 600-acre Triple B Ranch in 2014,
which is our sixth conservation easement in the Cow Creek Watershed.

Volunteer Monitor Training


We visit each of our 11 conservation easements every single year to make sure that the nearly 22,500 acres of ranchland, wildlife habitat, and open space remain protected. Forever. And every year, volunteers assist staff in monitoring these properties between May and September.
 
Easement monitoring is one of our most important responsibilities as a land trust, and it just happens to be one of the most fun, too!  All of our current protected properties are private and not open to the public, so this is a unique opportunity to explore beautiful places that few people are able to visit and see firsthand why they're important to protect. 

We encourage anyone interested in monitoring to join us for a training session about conservation easement monitoring on Thursday, May 21st, at 5:30 pm in the Shasta Land Trust Office.

Click here for more information on volunteer monitoring

AmeriCorps Corner with Jake

 
What a crazy and fun April it was! To start the month off, two of my cousins flew out from the Midwest to visit and explore California. With this short time off, I was expecting to get some rest and relax. Boy was I wrong.

Our first main outing was to Mount Shasta. With the road open all the way to Bunny Flat, we parked, hiked, and trudged through the bright mountain snow…which I forgot about. By the end of the day, my face was as red as a tomato. Even the insides of my ears and nose were burnt! A mental note was taken that day; snow + mountain + no sunscreen = bad idea.

Our second main excursion was to the coast and the redwoods. For what seemed like ages of driving in the car, it was well worth it for the awesomeness of the coast! Even though I’ve been there back in 2008, it was still so new to me. Walking in the cold, salty, water, eating fresh seafood, and getting lost in the forest...I’ll definitely be back there!

Shop & Support the Shasta Land Trust


Like to shop? Supporting the Shasta Land Trust has never been so easy! Check out Amazon's AmazonSmile program and support Shasta Land Trust with every purchase you make on the online retailer's site. Tens of millions of products are available for donations and you use the same Amazon.com account for AmazonSmile. 

On your first visit to the website, you'll need to designate Shasta Land Trust as your charity of choice. After that, you'll see Supporting: Shasta Land Trust at the top of each page as you shop online. The AmazonSmile Foundation donates 0.5% of your purchase price to us. How neat is that?

Volunteer Spotlight - You!

In honor of last month being Volunteer Month, our latest volunteer spotlight is Shasta Land Trust’s volunteers and supporters - ALL OF YOU! Last year, you generously provided over 1,100 hours of hard work, dedication, resources, and other services to help advance the mission of Shasta Land Trust.

With a great array of volunteer committees, including the Environmental Education, People, Wildways Planning and Kickoff, and Lands Committees, as well as the Stewardship Team, we’re so lucky to have such an involved and great group of people! From tabling events, event planning, to trail cleanup and work, it always amazes us what we can do and achieve with your help!

Click here to read more about our wonderful volunteers

A Public Park in the Making

 
Shasta Land Trust is pleased to be working with the Fall River Mills Community Service District on the creation of a new public park in the heart of Fall River Mills. This project is one of the first of 15 projects that we'll be completing in partnership with the Stewardship Council and PG&E. The future park is situated at the confluence of the Pit and the Fall Rivers on what was the former mill site for which Fall River Mills is named.

The community service district has secured grant funds to transform this area into beautiful public park with parking areas, gazebo, overlooks, and trails. The site is also within walking distance of area schools, who will utilize the park amenities. Not only does the site contain extensive water resources and riparian habitat, but it also boasts cultural history with native American artifacts. Shasta Land Trust will hold a conservation easement on this 35-acre park to ensure that its natural and cultural resources remain forever protected.

Stay tuned for more information as this public park becomes a reality!

Save the Dates

Triple B Dedication

Sunday, May 17th
11am - 3pm
Triple B Ranch
RSVP required

Monitoring Training

Thursday, May 21st
5pm - 6:30pm
Shasta Land Trust Office
Sign up with Jake

Old 99 Trail Cleanup

Saturday, May 30th
8am - 10am
Old 99 Trail, Redding
Sign up with Jake

In The News


Shasta Land Trust was one of the organizers of this year's Whole Earth and Watershed Festival and the Whole Earth Hustle on April 25th. A great community event, the Festival featured activities for all ages that celebrate social, economic, and environmental solutions for ourselves and our planet while enhancing the health and livability of the north state region. The Record Searchlight interviewed our executive director, Anne Murphy, during the festival for an article highlighting the drought and the importance of water in our region.

The work we do in conserving land is intrinsically connected to water protection. All of the lands that we've protected contain riparian corridors, creek frontage, vernal pools, hydric soils, or wetland vegetation. These significant lands are safeguarding our water resources. 

Click here to read the Record Searchlight article

Upcoming Wildways Events

  • May 2nd - Moonbeam Barn Bash
  • May 9th - 40,000 Queens - SOLD OUT
  • May 16th - Where Eagles Soar
  • June 6th - Hatchet Mountain & Patten Energy Tour
  • June 14th - One Maple Winery
Click here to view events and purchase tickets
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