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Feather River Bulletin . Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017 3A Steve Wathen if the funds were still coming, "It was really heartening to Staff Writer but it was hard to obtain much have such an immediate swathen@plumasnews.com information, responsefrdm the community. On Thursday, Jan. 26, We were really alarmed for a On Jan. 23, the Monday after Plumas Audubon sent out an while," Arrate commented. email to all of its members When this reporter talked he was sworn in as president asking for help with funds to with Arrate on Feb. 6, she was in Washington D.C., President keep the education program still feeling uncertain: "I don't Trump imposed a freeze on all going, know what to expect down the U.S. Environmental Protection Later that day, Arrate was road." Agency grants and contracts, able to contact her grantArrate is married and has a Panic set in the following manager in the EPA. He told 2-year old daughter, Azura. day at the Plumas Audubon her that Plumas Audubon'sShe and her husband, Chris office on Main Street in grant might not have beenArrate, just bought a house in Quincy as Teresa Arrate, the affected by the freeze, but that downtown Quincy and are outreach and education he wasn't sure what was expecting their second child on coordinator, heard the news. happening. Mother's Day in May. Plumas Audubon's entire On Monday, Feb. 3, ArrateChris works as a custodian educational funding depended tried and was able to getat FRC during the school year on a $91,000 grant they had just money from her grant to pay and as a river guide during the received from the EPA. for the work she had already summer. He is also taking This included not only done on the curriculum inclasses to become a nurse. Arrate's salary, but also 25 January. percent of the grant money, Teresa Arrate which was going to local The future Teresa Arrate was born in nonprofit organizations. Arrate was also able to give Bursville, Minnesota, located To make matters worse for money to the nonprofit groups on the outskirts of Arrate, President Trump has she is partnering with, which Minneapolis. However, her appeared to be skeptical about includes PUSD, Plumas family moved to Reno when climate change. Charter School, 4H, Girl Rite, she was 1-1/2 years old. The purpose of the two-year the Maidu Cultural and Her dad and mom, Roger EPA grant was to design and Education Center and Plumas Olson and Maggie Stucka, took test a curriculum that explores Rural Services. the family hiking and camping the relationship between These organizations will be a lot and she loved it. America's dwindling bird piloting the new curriculum As Arrate grew up she populations and climate and helping to improve it. realized she wanted to help change, and finding local Arrate expressed her other people and she wanted to solutions to help gratitude to those people who help the environment. climate-endangered wildlife responded to her email, either She earned a BS in biology at make it through this change, to donate money ---. she raised University of Nevada Reno and Arrate tried to reach $1,000-- or to give moralthen went to the University of someone in the EPA to find out support. Wisconsin Madison for her ill " Sierra Institute envisions wood products campus Maggie Wells and dioxins remain in the Staff Writer soil from the historical mwells@plumasnews.com sawmill practice of spreading oil and After many years of little incinerator ash on the to no activity on the old roadways for dust Louisiana Pacific mill site suppression purposes," in Crescent Mills, Indian Swezy said. Valley residents may have Sierra Institute secured a seen several workers and grant in 2016 to fund trucks on site over the last additional soil and couple of weeks. These groundwater assessments, workers were performing and on-the-ground soil sampling so the extent sampling began last week. of contamination on site The assessment work is can be fully understood, anticipated to run through The Sierra Institute for summer, with development Community and of a cleanup plan following Environment has been shortly thereafter. Site working to redevelop this cleanup needs to occur abandoned "brownfield" before development can into a wood products begin. campus for a number of The Sierra Institute years, but efforts have been intends to hold public delayed as contaminated meetings this spring and brownfields are a landmine summer to brief the of liability, according to community on progress Camille Swezy of the Sierra and to answer or address Institute. any questions or concerns. "It's no secret that the For any questions on the soil on site is sampling work or the contaminated, which is Crescent Mills biomass typical of abandoned project overall, contact sawmill properties. Low Camille Swezyat levels of arsenic, petroleum cswezy@sierrainstitute.us. master's degree in conservation biology and sustainable development. It was nice being able to visit her grandparents more while she was living in Wisconsin. For her master's, Arrate went to Autlan in southern Mexico where she talked to people and made recommendations for the development of an environmental education program at a local science museum. Arrate moved to Quincy because her husband had gone to school at FRC years before and just loved it. He never stopped talking about how great the place was, she said: "I fell in love with Quincy without even seeing it." She still loves it here. Arrate paid her environmental dues between leaving UNR and starting graduate school. She did field work in Colorado, the Mohave Desert, Nevada and northern California. She met David Arsenault, director of Plumas Audubon, on a field trip. He had been to Autlan, Mexico, and it turned out he was looking for an environmental educator. Arrate worked for the U.S. Forest Service in Quincy initially and has been working for Plumas Audubon for two years. REQUEST FOR QUALIFICATIONS Notice is hereby given that the Plumas Unified School District, County of Plumas, State of California, will receive up to and not later than March 13, 2017 at 3:00 pro. letters of interest and qualification packages for Architectural and Engineering Services for various; construction, planning, and repair projects throughout the District in accordance with the project listing included in the Measure B General Obligation Bond. All interested parties can obtain a copy of the Request for Qualification requirements by contacting: Heather Steer, Capitol Public Finance Group, hsteer@ capitolpfg.com. Materials must be submitted to: Capitol PFG, 2436 Professional Drive, Ste 300, Roseville CA 95661, Attention: Heather Steer Then add Channel Packs Something for even]one - more you want like News, Kids, ! sports and special-interest and Variety. channels you need. Teresa Arrate with her husband, Chris, and their 2-year-old daughter, Azura. Teresa and Chris are expecting another child in May. 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