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Feather River Bulletin Wednesday, May 26, 2010 13A Natural resource program stirs excitement Mona Hill Staff Writer mhill@plumasnews.com I went along to Greenville High School to cover a meet- ing May 19 of the natural resources program advisory committee for vacationing editor Alicia Knadler. I didn't know what to expect--just that there would be food and a greenhouse tour. Both topics are near and dear to my heart. I got more than I anticipated. It's not very often these days that you'll see teachers and students excited about school. There are great teachers who love to teach and there are great students who love to learn. All too often the two never meet; in the daffy grind of teaching and learning, it's easy to forget how exciting it is to do both. The natural resources program at Greenville High School is a meeting of the minds. There are three components in the program: forestry, environment and garden. But, it doesn't stop there. The program combines a host of disciplines: science, math, botany, zoology, envi- ronmental studies, nutrition and cultural archaeology with career preparation and entre- preneurship to engage the hearts and minds of GHS students and teachers. Indian Valley residents and professionals from across the county support and advise program leaders. The Dawn Institute, Feather River College, the Forest Service, Plumas Rural Services, Quincy Natural Foods and the Roundhouse Council all had representatives at the meeting who are intimately involved with the program and full of ideas for expansion. The greenhouse and garden are suppliers for the commu- nity supported agriculture pro- ject PRS recently announced. Together with other growers from around the county, GHS students will provide fresh pro- duce for the weekly vegetable box program. Natural resources students were set to plant 1,000 conifers Thursday, May 20, on the Moonlight near Antelope Lake, as well as willows at the Crescent Mills wetlands recla- mation site later in the year. These same students attend- ed the California Forestry Challenge in October 2009, competing against 80 schools while polishing their forestry skills. They developed a 100-year forestry plan and met professionals, as well as potential employers. In March this year, they participated in the California Envirothon, where they placed fourth for their cur- rent-issue presentation and seventh overall out of 15 participating schools. Listening as teacher Travis Rubke enumerated program achievements like those above, I thought again, "This is a great program!" Applied science and math, cultural anthropology, biology, botany are all combined in one great class. Instead of dissecting frogs, students are out on the wet- lands learning about them and their place in the ecological chain. Instead of wondering 5ow tall a tree is, they are adding two and two to figure it out. Instead of memorizing the components of photosynthe- sis, students are watching and understanding the process in the greenhouse. Moreover, they are excited about it. How excited are they? They are so excited they are volunteering their time during summer vacation to care for the plants; they are starting school early and stay- ing late to help support the program. After the dinner, tour and talk, I got to ask the students about the program. They gath- ered around me telling me all the things they were doing and why. Tucker Willits said most GHS students are part of the natural resources pro- gram. Juliana Arteaga volun- teered to help culinary arts students prepare and serve the dinner, even though she's not part of that program -- she wanted to support the natural resources program by helping out at the meeting. Every single one of them was excited to be part of some- thing big, new and interesting. Their enthusiasm is down to their teachers: Dan Brown, Travis Rubke, Laurie Wann and Judy Dolphin. In addition to their day jobs teaching Indian Valley students, the four give countless hours of their time planning and pro- moting their programs. In particular, Dan Brown stands out as motivated by, enthusiastic about and com- mitted to the program. He has repurposed, recycled, reused and just plain scrounged materials for the garden and the greenhouse. He has a grand vision of what the pro- gram can become and he is visibly passionate about it all. As he updated those present about action taken on previ- ous suggestions, the ideas, dreams and hopes sprouted as fast as he talked. It was like watching kudzu grow: he went in all directions as fast as he could. It was contagious too. After the greenhouse tour, attendees returned for Boston cream pie and coffee to talk about ideas that occurred to them during the course of the tour. Lorena Gorbet suggested planting bear grass for Native American basketry and cultural heritage courses. Jonathan Kusel suggested incorporating students to make presentations on many of the scheduled Sierra Insti- tute tours. Others wanted to develop paid internships through the Alliance for Workforce Development and the Forest Service for fish- eries and interpretive work. The vision of the program leaders is to expand the natural resources program to include all county high schools, each with its particular niche. The challenge facing them is money to support the program. They are taking steps, such as participation in PRS' veg box program, to make it self- sustaining. They are looking for grants, donations and volunteers; to help, contact Laurie Wann at Greenville High School. COMMUNITY CORNER COMMUNITY CALENDAR Thursday, May 27 AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Women's Support Group, Every Thurs., 1-2 p.m., Plumas Crisis Center, 591 Main St., Quincy. Call 283-5515. AI-Anon, 5:30 p.m., United Methodist Church, upstairs in back. For families & friends of al- coholics. Women's Circle, 6-7:30 p.m., PRS offices, 711 E. Main, Quincy, 283-0866. NA, 7 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Troop 130, 7 p.m., Church of Je- sus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. 283-3953. Plumas CoustY Republican Women, everY 4th Thurs. for lunch, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Locations change monthly. Call Joy Klein, 283-2719. Explorer Post 81, Quincy Volun- teer Fire Dept. Explorer Program, meets 2nd and 4th Thursdays. For info call Sarah Anderson, 530-276-1503. St. John's Cribbage Club, 2nd and 4th Thurs., noon, St. John's church hall, 176 Lawrence St. For info, call Lin Bixby, 283-9102, or Sherry McKee, 283-4066. Sept. thru May only. PlumBs Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Coalition. Focused on reducing alcohol, tobacco and other drug problems in PlumBs County. 4th Thursdays, 1 p.m., Work Connection conference room, Quincy. plumasatodcoali- tion@yahoo.com Friday, May 28 AA, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House. Quincy.. Emotions Anonymous, 7 p.m., 711E: Main,St,,(former!y Drug & Alcohol building, Cemetery Hill, Quincy), 3rd floor conference rm. For all ages struggling with their emotions. For more info: Janae Hutchins, 530-638-5911, janae- hutchins@hotmail.com. First meeting Feb. 19. Coffee & cook- ies. AA, 8 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Today's Weather %. 50/38 Showers possible. Highs in the low 5Os and lows in the up- r 3OII. Sundae eunost 5:40 AM 8:22 PM 47/37 Showers. Highs in the upper 408 and Jews in the uplr 308. Sunrise Sunset 5:40 AM 8:23 PM 52/35 Shovers. Highs In the low 50 and lows in the mid 3OI. Sundee 8ummt 5:39 AM 8:23 PM 64/41 Suoshlne. Highs in the told 6Os and low= in the low 40s. Sunrkm SumNd 5:30 AM 8:24 PM 68/44 sun douds. Highs In the upper 60s lul lows in the rnld 4L Sunrise Summt 5:38 AM 8:25 PM California At A Glance San 66/61 Area ClUes LIY - iBI n[.;'v I." Anaheim 68 55 pt sunny Modesto Bakarsfleld 73 54 rain MoJava Barstow 81 53 ptsunny Monterey Blythe 95 65 sunny Needles Chlco 85 48 rain Oakland COSta Mesa 68 58 pt sunny Palmdale El Centro 03 64 sunny Pasadena Eureka 52 45 rain Reddlng Fresno 71 54 rain Rlveralde LOS Angeles 67 55 pt sunny Sacramento National Cities Lu' ,11 m'l%fiT IBm,' Atlanta 85 65 Lot sunny Houston Boston 77 50 pt sunny Log Angeles Chicago 81 61 ptsunny Miami Dallas 91 70 t-storm Minneapolis Denver 76 54 pt sunny NOW York (010 Arnedcln Proflls Hometown Connmt 8err(go Moon Phases Fires Full May 20 May 27 @ Last New Jun 4 Jun 12 UV Index Wed 5/26  High Thu 5/27  High Fd 5/28 Very High Sat =  Very High Sun Very High number , with S higher UV In the need foe ter lldn pro- 4-, ,-,, ........... Salinlrs 62 49 rain 70 52 pt sunny San Bemardlno 76 54 pt sunny 59 40 ndn San Dlego 66 61 cloudy 94 09 pt sunny San FrsnclKo 61 49 rain 62 50 rain San Jogs 64 52 rain 71 S0 windy Santl Barbara 61 52 rain 72 56 pt sunny Stockton 70 50 mln 75 54 pt sunny Soslmvllla 54 33 rain 77 54 pt sunny Truckee 44 30 rain 66 49 rain Vlsalll 71 51 rain ,m IFIol;T  .li'l'll[ 92 69 10t sunny Phoenix 92  sunny 67 55 pt sunny Slm Francllco 61 49 rldn 86 75 t-storm Seatlle 60 51 rain 84 63 pt sunny St. Louis 07 70 t-storm 88 61 pt sunny Washington, DC 88 67 pt lum !. You'll Save Gas 3. You'll Save Money 2. You'll Save Time 4. You'll Help Our Local Economy AARP, a Mountain View Manor, 4th Fri, 116 Circle Dr. Potluck, 5:30 p.m. 50 yrs & older invited. Dinner at the Grange, Feather River Grange Hall, Quincy, 4th Fridays, 5-9 p.m. Call 283-2782 or 283-2930. Saturday, May 29 NA, 6:30 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex- Orchard House. Quincy. AA, 8 p.m. 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House. Quincy. Dukes of Plumas Cribbage Gang. Meet 10:30 a.m., start play 11 a.m. 1st, 2nd, 4th Satur- days at Mt. Tomba, Cromberg; 3rd Saturdays at Coyote Bar & Grill, Graeagle. Animal Adoptions, 2Oa.m.: p.m., Plumas County:Animal Shelter, Quincy. Saturday Sale, Quincy Grange Hall, 55 Main St. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Folk art, crafts, collectables, wind chimes. Re-created jewelry by lo- cal artist. Space available. Call 283-1940. Sunday, May 30 NA, 7 p.m., 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse Annex - Or- chard House, Quincy. Trap Shoot, sponsored by Quin- cy Sport Shooting Assoc., Go- pher Hill site, 11 a.m., weather permitting. Call 283-1145. Every other Sun. Monday, May 31 Memorial Day: Due to the hol- iday, some of the following may not meet. Spanish Peak Lumber #2 Restoration Project, meets each Mon.& Wed., 9 a.m., Art Barn, Plumas/Sierra Fairgrounds. Call 283-6320 or 283-1978 for info. NA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex - Orchard House, Quincy. Rotary Club, Mineral Building, fairgrounds, noon. Call 283- 2127. Boy Scout Troop 151, Mon., 6 p.m. Scoutmaster Rob Robinette, 283-0858 for location. Duplicate Bridge. Every Mon- day, 6:30 p.m., Resource Center, Blairsden, corner of hwys 70 and 89. Call Ruth Bright, 836-1454 or Jackie Lucky, 836-2232. AA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church in Quincy, upstairs at the back 282 Jackson. Tuesday, June 1 PRS-WI C,fS ULlpleen taliifood a nutrition education for children under 5 & pregnant-nursing women. Every Tues., 10 a.m., Quincy. 283-4093 or (800) WIC- 4O93. Board of Supervisors, 10 a.m., Courthouse, Quincy, 1st 4 Tues. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex- Orchard House, Quincy. Soroptimist International of Quincy, Moon's, noon, JoAnne Prince, 283-3302. Overeaters Anonymous meet- ing, 5:15 p.m., 260 County Hos- pital Road, Courthouse Annex - Orchard House, Quincy. NA, 7 p.m., Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. California Women in Timber, Plumas Cafe (subject to change), Quincy, 1st & 3rd Tues., 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 2 Spanish Peak Lumber #2 Restoration Project, meets each Mon.& Wed, 9 a.m., Art 1.4 1.3 1.2 10:41 p.m. 4:21 a.rn. 6:3! 5118 5/18 2.0 % 4:31 a.m. 5118 1.3 Redding 4:45 5118 1.2 9:50 p.m. 5113 1.9 12:31 p.m. 5117 1.3 10:58 a.rn. 5114 Oroville ............... I 1.7 lO:lOa.m. 5/18 Regional 17 3 0 20 Previous week 12 4 0 16 m Seismic activity in Northeastern California has been remarkably consis- tent for the past year. It has produced between 6-33 earthquakes every week from May 2008 till this month. Seven times, including this week, it has pr0- duced more than 20 quakes and one of those times the total shot up to the 30 quake-per-week level. The previous May to May, however, was substantially differ- ent as the earthquake swarm at Mogul, 4:32 a.m, 2.8 [ 6:14a.m 1.0 1.3 5118 1:15 a.m.. 10;4S p.m. 5118 J S/lS 1.3 : 5116 1.6 1.3 3.'08 a.m. 5115 5113 Nevada shot into high gear and pro- duced multiple weeks of more than 30 quakes, Hence and with large earth- quakes wreaking havoc and destruction elsewhere on the planet during this past year, residents in Northeastern California can give pause that it hasn't happened here.., yet. Geologist have shown that many of faults that cut through the region have produced large earthquakes in the past, however, none have occurred in historic times. Therefore, it is not a matter if they occur here, it is a matter of when. Are you ready? Are you pre- pared for a large earthquake? Barn, Plumas/Sierra Fairgrounds. Call 283-6320 or 283-1978 for info. Library preschool story time, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Toastmaster's International, American Valley Chapter. Every Wed., 12-1 p.m., Plumas Bank Credit Administration Confer- ence Room, 32 Central Ave., Quincy. For more info, contact Jacky Madarang, 530-927-9959. AA meeting, noon, 260 County Hospital Road, Courthouse An- nex - Orchard House, Quincy. Senior lunch, Blairsden, noon, Mohawk Community Resource Center. Call 836-0446 for reser- vations. Quincy Community Supper, 6 p.m. every Wed, United Met, hpdist hurh. Free ......... Women's Circle, 6-8 p.m. every Wed, 586 Jackson St., Quincy. AA, 7 p.m., upstairs in back, Methodist Church, 282 Jackson St., Quincy. Dutch Treat Lunch Group, every 1st Wed, 11:30 a.m. For in- fo, Mary Weddle at jmwed- dle@earthlink.net or Mary June German, 283-4805. Quincy Caregivers Support Group, every 1st & 3rd Wed., 2- 3:30 p.m., "Back Room," Dunn's Coffee. People caring for loved ones with long-term illnesses welcome. For more info, 283- 0891. Gastric Bypass & Lapband Surgery support group, 1st CHURCHES Calvary Chapel of Quincy 283-4463, 2335 East Main St.,Quincy. Center for Spiritual Living, 283-9690, 304 Lawrence & Church St., www.cslquincy.org. Christian Life Fellowship, 283-0345, 317 First St., E. Quincy. Christ the King Episcopal Church, 283-1608, 545 Lawrence St., Quincy. Church of Christ 283-1191, 152 E. Jackson St., Quincy. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, 283-2170, 55 Bellamy Ln., Quincy. Community United Methodist, 283- 1740, 282 Jackson St., Quincy, www.psln.com/methodist. First Baptist, 283-1160, 74 Reese St., Quincy. Meadow Valley Community Church, 283-4259, 48 Cemetery Rd, Meadow Valley, office: 353 Jackson St, #100, Quincy. Our Savior Lutheran, 283-2546. Church & High Sts., Quincy Seventh-Day Adventist, 310-2042 or 283-3092, 233 Pine St., Quincy. Springs of Hope Christian Fellow- 8hip, Pete, 283-1613, or John, 927- 7626, 59 Bell Ln., Quincy. St. John's Catholic Church, 283- 0890, 176 Lawrence St., Quincy. Starlight Missionary Baptist, 283- 1505, 171 Redburg Ave., Quincy. Truth Tabernacle of Quincy, 260- 8006, 2205 East Main St., Quincy. Wed., Curves, Hwy 70, E. Quin- cy, 6:30 p.m. For more info, Can- di Miller, 283-2911. International Order of Rain- bow Girls, 7 p.m., Masonic Temple, 1st & 3rd Wed. Sober Sisters, 1st & 3rd Wed., 270 County Hospital Rd., Ste. 128 in Quincy from 5:30-7 p.m. To change information on this calendar page, please call Eva a t the Feather River Bulletin: 530-283-0800 or email esmall@plumasnews.com. WEATHER BUFF? If you five in Quincy, and would be interested in taking over the service Ron Trumbo's been providing every Monday morning (below), please call Eva at The Feather River Bulletin 283-0800 LAST WEEK'S TEMPERATURES Date High Low Precip. Snow May 17 55 46 .... May 18 60 42 .14" -- May 19 64 42 .... May 20 66 35 .08 -- May 21 55 35 .... May 22 44 29 .17 tr. May 23 61 30 .1 -- May 24 -- 34 .... 34.79" precipitation to date. 49.5" snow to date. Compiled by Ron Trumbo LAKE LEVELS Lake Almanor *Elevation tCurrent 4,488.27 1 Year Ago 4,485.73 Lake Almanor **Capacity ";Current 991,262 1 Year Ago 926,700 Bucks Lake *Elevation tCurrent 5,143.53 1 Year Ago 5,153.62 Bucks Lake **Capacity tCurrent 81,784 1 Year Ago 99,436 ,,We I"d'!" Advanced Geologic Exploration, Inc. Scientists of the Earth TM 180 Main St. P.O. Box 1956 s Chester s CA * 96020 s (530) 258-4228 BIB See an archive of past earthquake reports at advancedqeoloqic.com i "Elevation above sea level in ft. **Storage in acre ft. 1"May 23, 2010 May 29, 2009 t f , I