The Sacramento River Discovery Center was not evicted in July and the US Forest Service is working on a permit that will allow it to continue to educate people of all ages about how to preserve and protect private and public lands and appreciate the birds of the air and fish of the waters.
The center wants you to learn about California native plants that belong in this area of California. Especially those that are fire resistant.
The center hopes to be around for many more years, and organizers hope new people will help to make that happen. These positive happenings are due to the efforts of Rep. Doug LaMalfa and his aide Erin Ryan meeting with Regional Forester Randy Moore.
Due to wildfires, recreational areas throughout the state are closed and you cannot drive into the Red Bluff Recreation Area. After the gates are reopened, the center will still need a permit to be able to continue its mission. When it receives the permit, cleaning and renewal of the buildings can begin and many of the displays returned to their places within the center.
The new leadership of the Nomlaki tribe want to preserve this part of the river, that celebrates the historical gathering of many mountain and valley tribes, to exchange supplies and meet others to start new families and share traditions. The tribe has records that can teach about some of the plants that are in the valley that can be used for medicine and other things. Perhaps a Native American village can be added at the center in the future.
Organizers hope to hold a Fall PlantFest to offer nursery stock and a large collection of seeds gathered this year. The seeds are all from plants that bloomed this spring and summer. They are from plants that are well established in the garden from heritage stock. Watch for the date in the next month.
For more information, write to [email protected] or call 527-1196.