Shasta Land Trust eNews
View this email in your browser
Shasta Land Trust

 December 2015 eNews

We hope you enjoyed a wonderful Thanksgiving! Following the busy holiday weekend, December 1st marks Giving Tuesday, a global day of giving. Since 1998, we've protected 23,947 acres throughout the North State. Celebrate and encourage giving by making a gift today to Shasta Land Trust and help us protect the places you love…forever. 

Start Your Holidays with a Laugh
Join us at the Riverfront Playhouse on December 8th


'Tis the season to be jolly! Help kick off the holiday season with Shasta Land Trust during a hilarious evening of entertainment at the Riverfront Playhouse for their December 8th production of A Dickens Christmas Carol: A Traveling Travesty in Two Tumultuous Acts. 

Tickets are $35 each. The evening opens with a beer and wine reception at 6:30 before the 7:30 showtime. We'd love to celebrate the holiday season with our supporters and donors who mean so much to us! Bring your friends and family out for an evening of laughter and holiday cheer. We hope to see you there!

Tickets can be purchased online or by calling the office at 530.241.7886. All proceeds support the work of Shasta Land Trust.

Prather Ranch Named Leopold Conservation Award Recipient
Landowners Jim & Mary Rickert honored for their stewardship


The Shasta Land Trust is proud to announce that our landowners, Jim & Mary Rickert, have been awarded the prestigious 2015 California Leopold Conservation Award. The Rickert's own and manage several properties in the North State that are protected with conservation easements held by the Land Trust. Their exemplary stewardship and management of their properties sets the standard for California ranches. Congratulations, Jim & Mary!

Through conservation easements in cooperation with the Shasta Land Trust, the Rickerts have preserved some of the state’s most spectacular wildflowers, and protected sensitive vernal pools and riparian areas. Prather Ranch has also planted several miles of riparian habitat along streams and irrigation canals to benefit a wide range of animals such as the California Quail and the endangered Shasta crayfish.
Jim and Mary provide community leadership, working with 4-H, Future Farmers of America, and local schools for ranch field trips and other activities. 

The Leopold Conservation Award program inspires other landowners through these examples and provides a visible forum where farmers, ranchers and other private landowners are recognized as conservation leaders. 

Click here to learn more.

Give the Gift of Time
Volunteer opportunities with Shasta Land Trust

On this global day of giving, we recognize the many volunteers who donate their time and talents to the Shasta Land Trust. Our volunteers do a variety of essential activities, including monitoring conservation easements, representing the land trust at area festivals and events, landscaping, trail and river cleanups, planning and hosting Wildways events, and stuffing envelopes.

We're in the midst of planning our 2016 series of Wildways fundraising events. If you're interested in hosting or helping out with an event, please let us know. Our Wildways program is very popular because of the creativity and dedication of our volunteers. Help us build an exciting lineup of events for 2016!

If you'd like to help out in our office, please drop in on the 2nd Tuesday of every month between 2-5 pm for Tuesdays at 2.

We're grateful for our volunteers!

Sponsor our Wildways Program 
People, parties, places to foster local land conservation

We invite you to join us! Your sponsorship will help us create a successful Wildways program for our supporters in 2016. The Wildways Kickoff on February 27, 2016 is a popular event that kick-starts the 2016 season and generates funds essential to building a strong and sustainable Land Trust to preserve significant lands in far northern California for future generations.

The Wildways Kickoff and the many events that follow throughout the year are fun activities and a great way for the Land Trust to engage new people and share information about our mission and the work we do. This program provides opportunities for people to visit open spaces, protected lands, and to enjoy the attractions in this beautiful place we live. This program also serves the very important purpose of building and sustaining the Shasta Land Trust, as proceeds from these events provide essential funding for the operations of the Land Trust.

Click here for sponsor information.

Boots on the Ground
2015 Monitoring Season Wrap Up

With each property that we protect, Shasta Land Trust accepts the long-term responsibility to protect that land and its conservation values into the future. Thanks to the help of our former AmeriCorps member, Jake Dickmann, and countless volunteers, we completed the annual monitoring of all of our protected properties in 2015.

This year we also partnered with another conservation organization to monitor six of their conservation easements. This partnership not only allows us to share our expertise and do what we do best, but it also diversifies our revenue sources and helps build the capacity of Shasta Land Trust. 

Save the Dates
Join us for these upcoming events

WinterFest Kickoff

Friday, December 4th
5-7:30 pm
Atrium - Downtown Redding Promenade
Drop by the Land Trust booth!

Click above for more information

Tuesday's at 2

Drop in to volunteer with the Land Trust
Second Tuesday of Every Month

2-5 pm
SLT Office at 1768 West St in Redding

Wildways Kickoff

Wildways Kickoff 2016 
Saturday, February 27th

6-10 pm
Mercy Oaks, Redding
Copyright © 2015 Shasta Land Trust, All rights reserved.

unsubscribe from this list    update subscription preferences 

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp