"Today you stepped up. You're building a legacy. This is the time, and you are the people who really stepped up to make Chester High and Chester Meadows even better." With these words, Learning Landscapes coordinator Rob Wade congratulated a weary but satisfied group of 7-9th graders after a long day's work to restore riparian and meadow habitats.
With your help, FRLT’s Learning Landscapes conserves natural “outdoor classrooms” within a 10-minute walk of every public school in the Feather River Watershed and then trains and supports K-12 teachers to “Teach from the Land” and lead their students in hands-on restoration and stewardship projects.
In 2012 alone, your support empowered 564 students all over the watershed to remove invasive weeds, plant 1600 native plants, install 56 bird nesting boxes, and stabilize creek banks and riparian habitats. Together, we are creating a long lasting culture of care and stewardship among the children of the Feather River Country.
PARTNERSHIP GETS KIDS OUTSIDE RESTORING LAND: National Fish & Wildlife Foundation, Feather River Coordinated Resource Management, Strong Foundation, Feather River College, Pacific Gas & Electric, Susan Hopkins, Tom and Rosemary Tisch, Ceci Reynolds, Feather River Resource Conservation District, Plumas Audubon, gracious landowners, dedicated teachers, and generous supporters like you.
Learning Landscapes is the Feather River Land Trust's conservation and education program designed to greatly enhance children’s contact with the natural world, place-based learning, and hands-on stewardship experiences. Founded in 2000 by local residents, the Feather River Land Trust has conserved more than 47,000 acres of private lands that support outstanding biodiversity, waterways, working ranches, recreation, children’s outdoor learning, and spectacular scenery.