Monday, January 31, 2011
On Jan. 28, 2011, Claire Thorp of the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (out of San Francisco) presented the Kern River Corridor Endowment with a check for $40,000. This will go toward the ongoing revegetation project begun last year in a 30 acre plot near the western end of the Preserve. Funds for the Foundation are provided by PG&E and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Representatives from the Bakersfield Californian and the 3 network TV stations recorded the event while volunteer workers, President Carolyn Belli, Board member Andy Honig, Scott Frazer of the federal Fish and Wildlife Agency, and Rich O’Neil and Bill Cooper of the Kern River Parkway looked on. Eagle Scouts were represented by Aaron and Andrew Levins and Scott Stone, while the Girl Scouts were represented by Marissa Knolnik, who will be doing a project on the Preserve this spring. After the ceremony, volunteers headed into the field to plant more tree cuttings.