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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, May 20, 2015 3A Quincy CliP to host youth bicycle rodeo Thursday Young bicyclists will have a chance to test their riding skills and learn about safety at a bicycle rodeo tomorrow, May 21. The Quincy Area California Highway Patrol will host the event from 3 to 6 p.m. at Quincy Elementary School located at 246 Alder St. Kids need to bring their own bike and helmet to participate. The CHP has a limited supply of helmetsto give out to kids who don't have one. The rodeo will include a free bicycle inspection as well as safety information. The highlight of the rodeo is an obstacle course where kids can test their skills. Riders must be accompanied by a parent or gtmrdian during the entire event. Anyone with questions can call the local CHP office at 283-1100. A community member reviews some of the information provided by the ecosystem management class at Feather River College. The class would like to develop Dellinger's Pond into a learning facility for local schools and the public. Photo by Debra Moore College shares plans for Dellinger's Pond Debra Moore Staff Writer dmoore@plumasnews.com Residents who are new to the area could drive right by Dellinger's Pond and not even realize it's there, but old-timers fondly recall bonfires and days spent skating across its ice. For years the pond was left largely unattended, closed off to the community by a cyclone gate, while vegetation took over the path that surrounded it. But that has changed in recent months as students of the Environmental Studies Department at Feather River College took it on as a class project. The college owns the pond and surrounding property, and its environmental students would like to use the area as an outdoor classroom for the college, the school district and the public. NEWSMAKER Air Force Airman Jarrett B. Hughes graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas. The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military diseipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills. Airmen who complete basic training earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force. Hughes is the son of Amy and Bryon Hughes of Quincy. He is a 2013 graduate of Quincy High School. The students and their instructor, Darla DeRuiter, held an open house for neighbors and interested community members May 9. Stations were set up on the pathway around the pond and students shared work that had already been accomplished and plans for the future. The group's stated goal is "to provide an outdoor facility for use by local educational institutions while promoting a healthy, natural ecosystem at Dellinger's Pond." The class has already cleared vegetation and placed wood chips on the trail surrounding the pond, removed some of the nonnative bullfrogs and posted "No Dogs" signs. This fall, class members hope to install seating, create a natural blind to screen the area from neighbors, design an observation deck and create fencing to protect the sandhill crane area. In spring 2016, work will continue with interpretive sign placement, bird and bat boxes, and the installation of waste and recycling containers. The tentative timeline of work continues through spring 2017 and beyond. DeRuiter is collecting comments from the public regarding pond uses, experiences at the pond, and other concerns and suggestions. She can be reached via email a dderuiter@frc.edu. During the informal open house, DeRuiter stressed that the class's first concern is protecting the pond's I SALE! In honor of the brave men and women who have served and made the ultimate sacrifice for our country. WE THANK YOUI, wildlife, followed by the desire to make it a learning landscape for students and the public. The land, which was gifted to the college in 1971, is zoned open space, and according to Senior Planner Becky Herrin, of the Plumas County Planning Department, it's "for uses which will maintain the natural environment." It is also designated "significant wetland," which means that no structures or buildings may be constructed on the property. While an observation deck is being considered, DeRuiter said that some other type of observation area such as a simple blind, made of natural materials, is another option. Why should you see the eye doctor? l __ -- -- Reason No. 27: Stop by and check out our 'A" .-w.m s. em sm:,k We have lots of new inventory Great Northern Hair Co. 1690 E. Main St., Quincy 283-3302 e to the Graeagle Met-, zC'Oc . C.,o Ox leonal Day Weekend- "z,e ,. Shop Hop Saturday, .May 23 and Sunday May 24, 2014 Pick up your "passport" at any participating shop. 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