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A typical working group of volunteers clearing the brush at White Sulphur Springs Ranch. Photo submitted

Volunteers post some big numbers at White Sulphur Springs

By John Lullo

Special to Plumas News


The heart and soul of any effective non-profit organization are the volunteers that make it work.

In the 12 months of 2021, the volunteers of the Mohawk Valley Stewardship Council (MVSC) put in an amazing 5,782 hours of time helping to restore the historic property in Plumas County. That’s almost 16 hours for every day of the year. The hours are broken down in four different categories; administration, house, grounds and events.  They are reported each month and relentlessly collected by Linda Cooley of Portola.

The MVSC started to accumulate the numbers because showing the degree of this kind of support has a positive effect on potential grantors.  Grants are a significant source of income, indeed, the initial grant from Cal Trans helped launch the project back in 2010.

Besides putting in the hours, MVSC volunteers drove a total of over 15,000 miles in 2021.

There are over 100 volunteers putting in these big hours and big miles.  They form the core of a group that works hard in pursuit of a common goal….to restore White Sulphur Springs Ranch for use by the community.  This includes the historic ranch house, the bath house, the amphitheater and the swimming pool.   In spite of two years of pandemic, which severely limited fund raising capabilities, the restoration is clearly on the road to completion.

If you would like to become a part of this hardworking and socially active group call Judy Porep-Lullo at 530-836-0254.

If you can contribute financially to help propel the project forward, go to the website atwww.WhiteSulphurSpringsRanch.com




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