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• 6C Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter James Wilson Sports Editor sports@plu masnews•com To promote the outdoors among youth, Plumas National Forest, along with its partners and local businesses, plans to host its annual Kids' Fishing Derby this Saturday, Sept. 6, between 8 a.m. and noon at the day-use picnic area at Round Valley Lake above Greenville. • According to • i'epresentatives from the Mt. Hough Ranger District, the purpose for the event, and the reason it has lasted 18 years, is simple, to promote outdoor recreation for youths• The derby is an event kids of all ages look forward to all year. The free derby is scheduled in correlation with the California Department of Fish and Wildlife's'free fishing day, allowing anyone in California without a license hi to toss a line in and try his or her luck. All other fishing regulations and limits will still apply• In addition to fishing, the PNF have other activities planned, including prizes for the youngsters (ages 15 and under are encouraged {o attend), snacks, educational and cultural activities, crafts and more. Rumor has it that a certain bear by the name of Smokey will make an appearance. Prizes and awards will be handed out to the young anglers for their participation. Additionally, a contest for the biggest and smallest fish caught will take place• Participants can swing by • at anytime during the derby. Limited fishing supplies and bait will be available for those who don't have their own rods and reels• For more information about the event, call the Mt. Hough Ranger District at 283-0555• This family enjoys casting• their lines into Round Valley Reservoir While cruising aroundin a canoe during a previous year's annual Kids' Fishing Derby. This year's free derby is scheduled for this Saturday, between 8 a.m. and noon. Photo by James Wilson i:: The Mount Lassen Chapter • of the California Native Plant Society offers the following outings in September• For more information see the website at inountlassen.cnps.org. Unless otherwise stated, all field trips begin at the Chico Park & Ride west lot. However, participants living closer to the destination are invited to call the leader to arrange an alternate meeting time and location. Participants should wear sturdy shoes and bring water, lunch, sun/insect protection, a windbreaker, money for ride sharing and a park pass if they have one (when applicable)• General meeting Wednesday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m., Chico Public Library to the meadow. Call leader Sunday, Sept. 14, 8:30 a.m. - 4 $35, $30 for CNPS members, The program will be a Gerry at 893-5123 to arrange p.m., Chico Women's Club,and includes lunch• chance for members to share an alternate meeting site. Third Street and Pine a short show and tell of their Learn how to design a Cold Boiling and summer floral adventures• Native plant gardens pleasing landscape with Crumbaugh lakes, Lassen Catie and Jim Bishop will of Chico native plants, while alsoVolcanic National Park also share their CNPS Baja Saturday, Sept. 13 using less water and Sunday, Sept. 21 adventure. Email Jim at Meet at 9 a.m. at Chico fertilizer. Presenters are Trip leaves at 8:30 a.m. cjbishop1991@sbcgloballnet Creek Nature Center, 1968 E. Susan Kryzwicki, state CNPS Participants will drive 81 to reserve a spot. Eighth St. in lower Bidwell horticulture director; miles to the trailhead at Park for a half-day-plus auto Bernadette Balics, owner of 7,380 feet elevation in the Hat Lake to Paradise tour to several local native Ecological Landscape Design park. The hike is an easy Meadow, Lassen Volcanic plant gardens. Participants in Davis; Glenn Keator, 3-mile round trip in a National Park will see and hear of the author of "Designing little-traveled area, excellent Sunday, Sept. 7 successes and failures of the California Native Gardens"; for birds, wildflowers and Trip leaves at 8:30 a.m. gardeners who have installed and John Whittlesey, owner deer. On the way hikers pass Participants will drive 86 native plants to conserveof Canyon Creek Nursery Cold Boiling Lake where gas miles from Chico to the water and create a natural and Design in Butte Valley bubbles rise to the water's trailhead at Hat Creek in aesthetic. Call leader Woody and author of"The Plant surface. At Crumbaugh Lake, " Lassen Park. Paradise at 588-2555 for more Lover's Guide to Salvias." elevation 7,200 feet, lava cliffs Meadows, at 7,200 feet, is one information. Attendees will also have a ring the lake's basin and of the best areas in the park chance to buy books on there are vistas of for wildflowers. The trail Succeed With Native native plant gardening and to surrounding peaks• For an climbs 700 vertical feet over Plants Horticulture purchase native plants alternate meeting site call 1.4 mires from the trallhead Symposium selected for the area. Cost is leader Wes at 342-2293. Mount Harkness Summit, Lassen Volcanic National Park Sunday, Oct. 5 Trip leaves at 8 a.m. Participants first drive 65 miles to Chester, where they will have a rest stop. Then they drive 12 more miles to : the trailhead. The last 5 miles is moderately steep on a washboard surface. The hike to Mount Harkness, at 8,046 feet, is shorter in distance than to other major peaks in the park. There are great panoramic vistas from the lookout tower on the peak. 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