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From: Chris Horgan-Stewards of the Sequoia
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:15 AM
Subject: SOS-Stewards Plants Trees After Castle Fire
Sequoia Trail News
Stewards Plants Trees After Castle Fire
On May 1st the Forest Service invited Stewards of the Sequoia volunteers to plant trees helping speed reforestation in the Castle Fire burn area.
Eight Stewards volunteers spent the day digging in the parched earth to plant over 100 seedlings along Route 190 just south of Camp Nelson mountainous region.
Sadly it will take many centuries if ever for this forest to recover.
Many thanks to Sequoia National Forest staffers Steven and Wendy for hosting the tree planting and to the Springville Forest Fire Crew for going out and watering the seedlings.
Trailblazers Raise $13,500 for Stewards of the Sequoia
This is the most money ever raised for Stewards of the Sequoia. With individual donations down to record lows the Trailblazers donation could not have come at a better time. The Trailblazer fundraiser raffle was
held in scenic Calico with record attendance and record amount of raffle prizes.
The Trailblazers have held fundraiser for Stewards for many years. We want to thank them for their continued generous support. We also want to recognize the many businesses whose excellent
raffle prize donation made this fundraiser possible. Please patronize the companies who support Stewards to help keep your trails, campgrounds and public lands open to all.
Mini Jeep and Goods
Motive Gear/ Ten Factory
Chromoly Axle Shafts
Advanced Pest Control
Bakersfield Chrysler Jeep
Valley Cycle & Motorsports
BLM Appreciates Stewards of the Sequoia
The BLM just provided a
letter of appreciation for Stewards volunteer work and engagement in travel planning. Stewards continue to work with the BLM on local trails.
The Forest Service has also given numerous awards to Stewards for our volunteer work. Even Kern River District Ranger Al Watson, who wrongfully terminated Stewards volunteers last year, previously gave Stewards an
award for volunteerism.
It should also be noted that there is no documentation or letters about any problems or concerns with Stewards volunteer work. This means there is no valid justification for terminating Stewards volunteers. We continue to press the USDA to reinstate Stewards
of the Sequoia proven and highly valued volunteers.
SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL BUSINESS
Lodge offers a relaxing getaway amongst the Sequoias.
Come enjoy great food and drinks in a friendly atmosphere from their incredibly scenic location nestled at 7,200 feet high in the southern Sierra Nevada mountains just north of the Trail of 100 Giants. They continue to serve customers on their spacious deck
during COVID. Pick up what you need at their well stocked General Store or stay in one of their spacious rooms
56692 Aspen Dr., Springville CA 93265
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Over the years your donations helped Stewards reopen this trail along with eight others and so much more.
Yet today 90% of Stewards members have let their donations expire. Please make your donation now so we can continue our efforts to keep your trails open. Thanks
With your help Stewards of the Sequoia will continue to keep the Sequoia National Forest A Land Of Many Uses and open to all