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FW: SOS-Stewards Plants Trees After Castle Fire
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From: Chris Horgan-Stewards of the Sequoia
Sent: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 10:15 AM
To: webmaster@vcmc.info
Subject: SOS-Stewards Plants Trees After Castle Fire

 

 

Stewards

Sequoia Trail News

May 2021

Planting

Planting

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.

 

 

4x4Bakersfield 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.

Company

Donation Value

Raffle Product

American Offroad

$3,000

Mini Jeep and Goods

Motive Gear/ Ten Factory

$1,500

Chromoly Axle Shafts

Advanced Pest Control

$1,500

Vacation

Bakersfield Chrysler Jeep

$1,000

Jeep Products

Direct Offroad

$1,000

4x4 Products

Valley Cycle & Motorsports

$1,000

Generator

G&G Automotive

$800

Jeep Products

Eaton

$500

Detroit Locker

Hammerking Productions

$500

Apparel

Bartact

$400

Equipment

Budget Bolt

$300

Bolt Organizer

Stinky Fabrication

$300

Gift Certificate

Rugged Ridge

$200

Radios

P.C.I. Radio

$200

Radios

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

PondoPonderosa 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 https://www.pondolodge.com/

lodgeponderosa@gmail.com
(559) 542-2579

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

Land of Many Uses

With your help Stewards of the Sequoia will continue to keep the Sequoia National Forest A Land Of Many Uses and open to all

 

 

 

 

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