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 February 2015 eNews

February is an exciting month for the Shasta Land Trust as we kick off our Wildways series of events with the Kickoff Party on February 21st and our first scheduled event to Tulelake and the Klamath Wildlife Refuge on February 28th. We're also hiring! Scroll below to see the job announcement for a conservation project manager. Thank you for your continued interest and support of the Shasta Land Trust.
 

Wildways Kickoff Party - Saturday, February 21st

Join Shasta Land Trust this year as we “celebrate new horizons” at our 2015 Wildways Kickoff Party! Don’t miss your first opportunity to purchase tickets to one or more of our exclusive Wildways events. It takes many volunteers and hours of preparation to make this event happen, so we encourage you to get your tickets early for this very special night of food, fun, friendship, and more!

Mingle with other land trust friends as you browse the array of silent auction items and raffle baskets. Enjoy the toe-tapping sounds of “Brazilectro” while dancing the night away. Remember, 100% of the monies raised at the event goes to conserving land here in Shasta County! We look forward to seeing you there!

We have 28 Wildways events scheduled for the coming year following our Kickoff Party. Tickets for these events will go on sale at the Kickoff Party and will be available online and in the SLT office beginning Monday, February 23rd.

Click here to learn more about Wildways and our 2015 schedule of events

We're Hiring a Conservation Project Manager!

The Shasta Land Trust is looking for a full-time Conservation Project Manager to manage land protection and stewardship projects of the Shasta Land Trust, with a special emphasis on completing conservation easements for a large suite of projects in Shasta County over the next two years.

Please help us get the word out and let us know if you have recommendations on good candidates. Applications will be accepted through February 20, 2015.

Please click here for the full job description and more information

Welcome New Board Member, Aaron Hatch

 

Aaron is a home grown Shasta County kid who returned to the Redding-area in 2011 with his wife Rachel, after a decade-long hiatus living around the country and abroad. Aaron attended college in Minnesota at St. Olaf College and graduated with a degree in Biology. He has lived in far-flung places like Perth, Australia and Western Poland as well as less adventurous places like New Haven, Connecticut and the San Francisco Bay Area (Berkeley & Lafayette).

In January 2015, Aaron, a Certified Financial Planner, launched Woven Capital, an independent, fee-only financial planning and investment management firm dedicated to helping individuals and families make smart decisions with their money. Aaron began his career in financial planning shortly before the economic crisis of 2008-2009, the timing of which turned out to be a great learning experience.      

AmeriCorps Corner with Jake:

A Whirlwind Start to the New Year

Where did the month of January go?! It seems like yesterday we were still celebrating the holidays. Nonetheless, it was a fun and busy month, both here at SLT and back home in Wisconsin!

It was great getting to fly back home, see friends and family, and to eat some home cooked food! The not-so-great part was walking off the plane in Milwaukee into -30 ̊ weather. Coming from a warm and sunny 70 ̊, I was nowhere near prepared for that! A great time was getting to snowshoe out by my grandparent’s farm and seeing the amazing winter scene pictured here. Definitely one of my favorite places!
 

Save the Dates

Wildways Kickoff Party
Saturday, February 21st
6pm - 10pm
Senior Citizens Hall
2290 Benton Drive, Redding
Triple B Ranch Dedication
Early April - TBD
Join us for the dedication of this 600-acre ranch in the Cow Creek watershed
Volunteer Appreciation Evening
Wednesday, April 22nd
6pm - 8pm
Community Room at City Hall
777 Cypress Ave, Redding
Whole Earth & Watershed Festival
Saturday, April 26th
10am - 4pm
City Hall
777 Cypress Ave, Redding
Goodbye to Outgoing Board Member, Don Koch

This month we say goodbye to outgoing board member, Don Koch. Don has been a quiet leader and inspiration to us all at the Shasta Land Trust since the time he first joined our board in 2011. He became involved with SLT when he was still the Northern California Regional Manager for the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW). Don told us he was impressed with the attention to detail and the quality of the projects Shasta Land Trust was putting forward for CDFW's approval.

"I really liked the fact that SLT was working to protect good wildlife habitat and working to keep that habitat in production which benefited the landowner and the local community; the over-used term "win-win" comes to mind. Over the years, including my time as the CDFW Director and the Chair of the Wildlife Conservation Board, I observed that trend of quality projects continued".


Click here to read more

Calling all Land Stewards!

It’s about that time of year to start some fun and exciting cleanups on the many trails and parks Shasta Land Trust has adopted. We need your help!

For many years, SLT has adopted, cleaned up, and maintained Amethyst Park, off of Amethyst Way, and the Old 99 Trail, near Sulphur Creek.  We are excited to say that we've just recently adopted a new trail in the heart of Turtle Bay Exploration Park: the Arboretum Loop!

Many of these trails and parks suffer from all kinds of trash and debris either being dumped there or blown in from some far off location. Who better to clean up and protect these areas than the friends and supporter of Shasta Land Trust?!  Come join our Stewardship Team and gets your hands dirty.

Click here for more information on joining our Stewardship Team

In the News and On the Air


Shasta Land Trust has been enjoying great press lately! In case you missed it, KLXR 1230 AM radio in Redding featured Anne Murphy and Francis Duchi during their Enjoy Exceptional Living show on Saturday, January 31st with host Lynn Fritz. KLXR plans to re-air the show throughout the coming year.

Anne Murphy and the Shasta Land Trust were also featured in the January 2015 edition of Enjoy Magazine. From the Heart, written by SLT member Sue Ralston, highlighted the land trust and our recent exciting changes. You can find a copy of the article here.
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