Plumas Eureka State Park Association President Tim Hardie, left, and longtime park volunteer Ken McMasters accept a check from Colleen McKeown of The Common Good Foundation to purchase a camera for the park. McMasters grooms cross country ski trails at Plumas Eureka. Photo submitted

Common Good Foundation announces spring grant awards

Thanks to a donation from The Common Good Community Foundation, a remote camera will be installed at the Plumas Eureka State Park Museum Office in Johnsville.

“This will enable skiers and visitors to view weather and snow conditions on the Plumas Eureka State Park Association website, plumas-eureka.org,” stated Tim Hardie, association president.

The remote camera was just one of the requests granted by The Common Good during its May/June funding cycle. Four other local nonprofits were funded as well, according to foundation president Colleen McKeown.

Sierra Nevada Journeys received a grant to install interpretive trail signs at its Grizzly Creek Ranch property. The organization provides outdoor, science-based education programs for youth, who also learn about stewardship of natural resources.

Two local organizations that provide child care services will also receive funding from the foundation.

One is Portola Kids, Inc., which will use its grant to purchase equipment and supplies for its facility.  

The second is the new parent cooperative preschool that plans to open in Quincy this fall.The cooperative is looking to stock its facility with kid-sized furniture and a sandbox/play house, which the grant will help them accomplish, according to preschool director Ann Frid.

The final foundation grant was awarded to Feather River Trout Unlimited, which received funding for water sample testing and to complete restoration plans.

“This marks our 10th funding cycle since we began in 2012,” stated McKeown, founder of The Common Good. “To date, our foundation has invested over $90,000 in local communities and organizations.”

She added, “Our board of directors continues to be impressed by the number of organizations working to improve life in Plumas County.We are extremely pleased to support their efforts.”

To become a donor, contact the foundation at commongoodplumas.org. The Common Good is a 501(c)(3) organization; all donations are fully tax deductible.