Toy drive for Plumas County Sheriff's Association needy children. 

 Please bring an unwrapped toy by 12/17/12.

 Monday, November 26, 2012 by Donna Wood

Our own Karen Kleven gave an informative presentation on Learning Landscapes, a partnership between the Feather River Land Trust (FRLT), the public schools and landowners designed to “nurture a child’s relationship to land and learning.”   Memorandums of Understanding with property owners in areas around the schools provide access to student trails that become, in effect, an outdoor classroom where students interact with the environment to create a caring attitude toward natural habitats and engage in hands-on restoration and stewardship projects designed to protect these environments.  Teachers are resourced by the FRLT.  Karen showed slides of the inviting trail for the Quincy High and Junior High classes that accesses an area of the Leonhardt Ranch.  In addition to the student trail, there is also a short public access trail which they hope to expand to perhaps link to Gansner Park.  Another project underway funded through the FRLT using private donor funds is a barn that can be used for student activities and to stage future events. 

Our new exchange students from Ballarat were introduced at last

week's meeting.  Here is an introduction.


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 Monday's program:

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