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Hike to Crocker Grove and bring a picnic July 31

Feather River Action! is holding a Crocker Grove Hike and Bring Your Own Picnic event on Sunday, July 31, beginning at 9 a.m.

Feather River Action is a Portola-based local community environmental group, whose mission is “to defend the Feather River region from harm and build community.” 

“Healthy forests cool and moisten the atmosphere and actually coax rain out of the clouds. Especially large trees provide wildlife habitat and sequester large quantities of carbon dioxide out of the atmosphere and into their trunks, roots, branches and leaves,” according to Feather River Action. “Along with a phase out of fossil fuel use, forests are our most powerful ally in preventing catastrophic rises in temperature that threaten our future.” 

Feather River Action said that Crocker Grove is one of the oldest conifer groves in Eastern Plumas County and is now part of the “Mapes Crocker” logging project, which is a concern to the group. 

Participants will meet at 9 a.m. at Portola Park across from the library, then caravan up to the site near Lake Davis. It is a fairly easy, 10-15 minute hike in. There will be a  picnic and a discussion/talk about forest and fire policy and how effective fire prevention policy can intersect with ecological restoration/protection. We will also brainstorm ideas to stop the Crocker-Mapes logging plan. 

Bring lots of water, sun protection, sturdy shoes, and snacks/lunch. This is an opportunity to make friends, connect with other locals who care about the forest and organize to protect it.

More information can be found at http://featherriveraction.org

Questions: [email protected]

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