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Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Wednesday, April 23, 2014 3B Plumas'Eureka State Park includes historical buildings and exhibits combined with natural history and hiking opportunities. A workday to help prepare for the summer is set for May 3. Photo courtesy Plumas-Eureka State Park AsSociation Volunteers sought to help get park ready for summer season The Plumas-Eureka State Park Association is putting out a community call to all supporters of/ . . : Plumas-Eureka State Park: PESPA invites'aiy and all interested folks to join in an annual community event May 3 with rakes, trimmers, strong backs, polishing cloths and cleansers to get ready for this season. This annual celebration to ready the park museum and grounds for the upcoming year has become the "signature event" to start the summer in Mohawk Valley and Eastern Plumas County, says organizer Tim Hardie. to the upcoming season! You The cleanup will last from do not need to be a PESPA 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning at member and you may the park museum ....... participate lust by sh.)wing "We are celebrating the 150th birthday of California State Parks in 2014," said Hardie. "Four hours of your labor will be rewarded with a delicious free lunch provided by the board of directors at the picnic area next to one of the few working blacksmith shops in the California State Park System. "Please join this enthusiastic community group to ready the historical loop and grounds for visitors up." To participate, emaii or call 836-1995 today, Wednesday, April 23. For the workday, wear appropriate, work clothes, sturdy shoes and a friendly smile. Last year the park logged 54,000 campers and day visitors and help is appreciated in readying it for this season. For more information on the park, visit Burn permits required May I Effective Thursday, May i, the California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection (Cal Fire) Lassen-Modoc-Plumas Unit will require dooryard burning permits for residential burning within Lassen, Modoc and Plumas counties. Burning permits are required from May 1 to midnight June 30 for all residential burning on State Responsibility Area lands. Burning may only be done on permissive burn days. To ffmd out if it is a permissive burn day, contact the local Air Pollution Control District: --Lassen County: 257-2876 or 257-BURN Modoc County: 233-6401 or 640-2900 --Plumas County: Portola 832-4528; Quincy 283-3602; Greenville 284-6520; Chester 258-2588 At midnight June 30, a burning suspension will go into effect until the end of the declared fire season or until lifted by the unit chief. Only natural vegetative material such as leaves, pine needles and tree trimmings may be burned. Household garbage may not be burned. Do not burn on windy days. Do not burn in a burn barrel without receiving authorization from the local APCD. Burning may only be done during permissive times. Burn hours for Lassen County are as follows: May 1 - May 31: open hours Junel - June 30:5 a.m. - noon Burn hours for Modoc County are as follows: May 1 - May 31: open hours June 1 - June 30:7 p.m. - 10 a.m. Burn hours for Plumas County are as follows: May 1 - May 31: open hours June 1 - June 30:5 a.m. - 11 a.m. l Residents must have a signed permit in their possession while they are burning and they are responsible for maintaining control of the fire at all times. Possession of a permit does not protect a resident if his or her burn escapes. The resident is still liable for any suppression costs. If a burn escapes control, seek help immediately. Wildfires can spread very quickly. A fast response from the fire department can reduce suppression cost considerably. The resident may be billed for suppression costs, so the sooner he or she seeks help the better the outcome may be. Simple common sense can greatly reduce the chance of an escape. Residents should not conduct a burn when they don't feel it's safe to do so. The lack of precipitation this winter may necessitate an early burn suspension. Keep informed about burn restrictions by visiting under "Hot Topics." Firewood permits sold out According to Forest Service officials, special green firewood permits for the Snake Lake green firewood cutting area were sold out in less than a day. "We were extremely pleased with the response and amazed, actually," said Joe Smailes, supervisory forester for the Mt. Hough Ranger District. Smailes is hopeful wood cutters will leave the cutting area cleaned up according to permit specifications. "If the cleanup looks good, we'll make more permits available in another cutting area," he said. Standard wood cutting permits are available at all Plumas National Forest offices. See plumas for a list of offices and other forest information. When life begins to look bleak, unmanageable, depressing, pick up the phone and Call the Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line at: 1-877-332-2754 or 283-4333 and talk to a volunteer. You will get support, referrals and information, and connection. A program of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center Soroptimist holds regional conference Soroptimist International of the Americas, Sierra Nevada Region will hold its 38th Annual Region Conference in Reno, Nev., April 25 - 27 at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa. SoroPtimist is an international organization of business and professional women whose mission is to improve the lives of women and girls in their communities and around the world. Over 300 women with this goal in mind will convene to celebrate their local successes in their 60 individual clubs ranging from northern California to all of Nevada. Current Region Governor Janice Labadie, from Newcastle, will be presiding over the conference. This year members will be honoring several recipients of awards, including high school girls who give service to their communities and women going back to school to improve the lives of their own families by obtaining a degree to start a career. Soroptimist clubs undertake many local projects ranging from helping local women's shelters, providing resources for sex and human trafficking victims, and educating and empowering girls through various types of programs in schools and communities, to disaster relief. This year at conference, the region will be honoring women who have served or are currently serving in the military. Most of the 60 clubs will be sending an honoree to be featured at Friday night's program. To learn more about Soroptimist and locate a nearby club, go to or Become an cldvocate for (1 child in need Plumas CASA (530) 283-2227 CASA EATTY (530) 283-2035 P.O. 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