Three Rivers Environmental Weeked coming on Oct 3-4

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  • OCT 3  Sat  9-5 pm  Three Rivers Arts Center

Presentations on the Environment including:

Bee colony collapse and honey-making,  All about owls, Solar cooking
Book-signing History of Yokohl Valley by Scott Barker, Home and garden art
Information on green home options, Wastewater treatment innovations
Native plant gardening, Community Supported Agriculture, Free door prizes

Saturday activities collaborate with the California Native Plant Society with a native plant sale, from 9-1 pm, in the back courtyard of the Arts Center, and the Alta Peak Chapter Fall Program presented at 2 pm by John Muir Laws, teacher, artist and author of the Laws Guide to the Sierra Nevada.

All of Saturday’s events are free and open to all.
Arts Center–turn north off HWY 198 on North Fork Drive in Three Rivers
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  • OCT 4  Sunday starting at 12 noon and 1 pm

Three Rivers Green Home Tour featuring five homes with:

Passive and active solar water and home heating
Radiant slab floors
Insulated concrete forms
Sod roof
Rice straw bale construction
Two historic adobe homes, including a windmill, and cistern
Lavender gardens

Tickets $15 per person, $25 per couple. Call 561-4676 to reserve space.

Read Mona Selph’s beautiful essay for the Green Home Tour.

Proceeds go to Tulare County Citizens for Responsible Growth www.tccrg.org

The Environmental Weekend is organized and sponsored by the TREW CREW, a group of concerned citizens living in Three Rivers.

Print an 8.5×11 inch flier.

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Storm over Yokohl Valley, 30×40” oil © 2009 Mona Fox Selph all rights reserved

What do your National Parks mean to you?

The National Park Foundation held a video contest this summer, inviting ordinary folks to make videos of their summer adventures in a National Park.
They asked these questions:
What do America’s National Parks mean to you — how do they inspire you?
Why are they important?
Why should we protect them?

We hope this “first-ever” video challenge becomes an annual event.
Read about Sequoia National Park on the Foundation’s website here.

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My favorite:
Go Back In An Instant…
by Robin and Steve from New York City

Young voices singing and talking about the natural world:
Into the Wild
by Kate
Lands They Walked Upon
by TC Cairns

Views of Sequoia National Park:
Sequoia Nat’l Park – The Land of Giants
by Katharine
Sierra Nevada Mountains
by Sean

Planning for the Future:
Ancient Forest National Park Proposal
by Alden
“An Ancient Forest National Park is proposed for Northern California and Southern Oregon to biologically join together wilderness areas, roadless areas, a national recreation area and wild and scenic rivers into one cohesive land management unit for the protection of ancient forest plants, animals and fish. The proposal is to set aside a solid block of land approximately 2.5 million acres from the Rogue River in Oregon to the Trinity River in California. It will forever allow the free migration of species from the coast and Redwood National Park to semi arid inland canyons. The park would include already established wilderness areas and already designated critical wildlife areas along with unprotected roadless areas. Very little of the acres included are private land and most of it is very steep and uninhabited. Vast as it may seem, during the Clinton presidency, two national monuments were designated of similar size and scope, one in Arizona and one in Utah. The area proposed as Ancient Forest National Park is vast, but for the survival of species in this era of climate change and major fires, it needs to be. There has to be room for the constant change in habitat types that comes with what is truly wild.”