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June 2016 eNews


Summer has arrived! We are experiencing the first major heat wave to hit the North State and it is a not so subtle reminder that summer is underway. The landscape is slowly changing with the times, we see full lakes, green-to-golden transitioning grasslands, and blooming wildflowers all around us. We hope that you get to spend time enjoying your favorite outdoor activity in the beautiful open spaces available to you. Thank you for your continued support and we hope to see you soon!

Get To Know The Fall River Valley

We continue to work tirelessly to protect this beautiful waterway

With your help, the Shasta Land Trust is working to preserve the mix of rich natural resources, productive agricultural land, and high quality fly fishing habitat that makes the Fall River Valley a very special place for the people who live, work, and play here. 
 
More than ten years ago, the Shasta Land Trust completed its first easement in the Fall River watershed on the 1,467-acre River Ranch. Today we continue to work with private landowners, community organizations, and with PG&E and the Stewardship Council to preserve public and private land throughout Fall River and Hat Creek.

 
Fish, bugs and aquatic plants thrive here

Trout thrive in these waterways with cool temperatures, high levels of oxygen and low levels of sediment and harmful runoff. Fall River is one of California's largest spring-fed rivers, a slow moving, meandering meadow stream that is home to a thriving fishery. The large volume of spring water coming from the volcanic Mount Shasta Region maintains the water temperatures at optimum levels for trout and keeps the water levels constant throughout the year, with high levels even into the dry late-summer.  
 
CalTtrout’s Drew Braugh says, “These spring-fed systems are special because they generate large volumes of cold, clean, nutrient-rich water. More specifically, the spring systems all around Mt. Shasta tend to produce elevated levels of nitrogen and phosphorous. Why are these nutrients important? Because they grow fish, bugs, and aquatic plants much faster than most surface-fed streams."

 
People thrive here too

We work to conserve places in the Fall River Valley to help protect clean water for people to drink and for agriculture, to preserve open space and scenic views, to protect ranchlands and support local foods, to maintain the character of our rural community, and to help buffer public lands. Together we help to ensure these lands and waters will be productive and enjoyable for generations to come.

Fall River Garden Party

Experience peaceful beauty and a lively outdoor garden party on the Fall River

Renowned for its stellar fishing, abundant wildlife and majestic scenic views, the Fall River Valley is a true Northern California gem! Largest of California’s spring creeks, the Fall River is fed by several icy aquifers coming from Mount Shasta. We have put together a spectacular evening of entertainment so you can experience the serenity of the Fall River.

We hope that you can join us on Saturday July 30 for a lively outdoor garden party at the Shasta Land Trust’s protected property, Whispering Oaks, on the Fall River. You can anticipate an evening of riverside relaxing and great company at the stunning house located on the Whispering Oaks property that backs up to the Fall River.

 
Fall River Garden Party - A Wildways Featured Event
Saturday July 30, 2016 at 2:00 PM
Tickets $100 per person. Limited to 50 guests
Live music: Buckhorn Mountain Stompers
Catered by Crumbs Restaurant and beer from Fall River Brewing Co.
Hosted by the Shasta Land Trust Board of Directors
Learn more about the Fall River Garden Party

Investing In Local Conservation

Our Spring Mailer is out

 
Please know, we have simplified our processes to make it easier to contribute when it's most convenient to you.  Letters are sent in spring and fall asking for your support and sharing updates on the work of our organization. You can contribute two different ways - use the reply envelope and mail in your donation or donate online anytime at shastalandtrust.org with a one-time or recurring donation to Shasta Land Trust. Recurring donations can be made on a monthly or annual basis.

We want to provide convenient ways for giving that match the variety and interest of the many people in our community who chose to support local conservation programs.

More and more of our supporters have joined the Conservation Partners Monthly Giving Program.  And here's why:
  • You are in total control.  You can easily start, change, or stop your gift at any time.
  • Easier on your budget.  Your donation is spread through the year.
  • Maximum impact.  By giving a little every month you can contribute more every year to help conserve valuable places in our area. 
  • Organizational effectiveness.  This process helps us keep our operating costs low.
Learn more about how to set up monthly giving on our website. Thank you for your investment in Shasta Land Trust!
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Bulletin from the Board
By Aaron Hatch

A week or so ago I was sitting across our kitchen table from an AirBnB guest who was staying with us, sharing about how great it is to live in Shasta County.  

We have been AirBnB hosts for almost two years and we frequently have the opportunity to share about why we love living here.  

For guests who have never been to the area before, I like to think of this encounter as their first date with Shasta County.  I always hope these encounters are the beginning of a longer-term relationship with the place we choose to call home.

Read the full Bulletin from the Board

A Summer Evening at the Theater

Tickets are going fast for this performance

Join supporters of the Land Trust on Thursday, June 9th starting at 6:30 pm for a very special evening at the Riverfront Playhouse with an innovative production of a show by Nora and Delia Ephron. "Love, Loss, and What I Wore" presents an intimate collection of entertaining stories using a rotating cast who remember events in their lives by what they wore. Before the show, enjoy a wonderful appetizer spread served with local craft beer or wine and have a chance to meet and socialize with new and long-time supporters of the Land Trust.

Tickets for the show sold exclusively by the Land Trust and can be 
purchased online or by calling our office (530) 241-7886. All food and drinks included in the ticket price.

Save the Dates

Join us for these upcoming events

Second Tuesday at 2

Tuesday, June 14th
2 pm - 5 pm
Land Trust Office in Redding
Drop-in volunteer opportunity! Stop by and help out with office work and other projects.

Wildways Kickoff 2017

Saturday, March 4th
Mercy Oaks
Add to your calendar, the date for the 2017 Wildways Kicoff will be March 4, 2017. We had a great time at this year's event and we hope that you will share the evening with us again this coming year.

Upcoming Wildways Events

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