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Watersheds and Woodlands Weekend
Ecotourism Event Series
Join the Sierra Institute and the Lake Almanor Chamber of Commerce on Labor Day Weekend for an exciting event series that celebrates and explores the important natural resources of this beautiful area, culminating in a Fabulous Fireworks Extravaganza on Saturday night.
Friday August 30th
Sustainable Forestry Tour
10:30 am to 4:30 pm. Meet at Collins Pine Museum. Tour the Collins Pine Company state-of-the-art sawmill along with their Collins-Almanor forests to learn how they manage their forests to maintain a sustainable harvest, a healthy forest ecosystem, and a strong community. Hike to trees over 400-years old in Park 40. Tours are $60 and include professional guides, snacks, drinks and lunch.
5:00 to 7:00 at Collins Pine Museum. sponsored by the Lake Almanor Area Chamber and Sierra Institute. Town Talks, dubbed “more social than a TED talk”, are opportunities to connect and share on a variety of topics. August 30th’s Town Talk focuses on what trees, trout and stout have in common. You’ll need to attend to find out. Wondering what a watershed is? Why it matters? This is a great opportunity to meet the local groups that are working for a healthy environment and a healthy economy. Bring the family. Enjoy appetizers, presentations, music, games and prizes, and the Chamber’s no-host wine and beer bar.
Saturday, August 31st
Wildfire on the Watershed: Outdoor Educational Tour
2:30 to 5:30 PM. Meet in front of Plumas Pines Resort. Learn about the Feather River Watershed, the ecological and cultural history of wildfire in the region, current science in fire ecology and the effects of wildfire on climate change, ecoystems and communities. Tour includes transportation by bus, professional tour guides, drinks and snacks $60.
Trees, Trout & Stout Evening Meet and Greet
6:00 to 8:00 PM. The lawn at Plumas Pines Resort. Celebrate clean water by drinking great beer! Learn about and support Sierra Institute's ecological restoration and local economic development work while relaxing lakeside enjoying a delicious tapas menu. Bring blankets - the Fireworks Spectacular starts at sunset. Includes beer tasting, appetizers and exclusive access to innovators of the future Forest Restoration Economy $30.
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