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14B Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter: John Shower offers a presentation in Quincy on his recent trip to li Plumas Audubon Society mountainous regions. It presents a free program ranged through thick about the birds and wildlife tropical vegetation, dry of India on Tuesday, Oct. 7, 7 scrub/forest, agricultural p.m. at the public library lands, urban swamp meeting room in Quincy. parkland, inland waterways John Shower will present and almost desert-like a photo program on his vegetation. recent travels in India and Shower says he spent a Sri Lanka titled "Birds and considerable amount of Wildlife of the Indian time in national parks. Subcontinent." "This was primarily a Shower reports that his birding trip," said Shower, program covers a "with a side emphasis on month-long birding and other wildlife and lots of wildlife travel experience fine Indian food and to Sri Lanka, middle and culture thrown in to northern India. He traveled complete the package at from almost the equator (5 an affordable price. My degrees) north to the talk also includes photos Himalayas (32 degrees), of urban regions to show The route included coastal perspective and areas, flat inland understanding of life in topography and India." India. Photos submitted Shower's talk focuses on birds, but also includes experiences with other wildlife, as well as the culture of India. The second Native Plant Gathering, hosted by Master Gardener David Popp, will meet at the Quincy library Sept. 25, at 6 p.m. Popp said the meeting is open to anyone with an interest in native plants, whether a beginning grower or a seasoned naturalist. In forming the group, Popp hopes to encourage gardeners to grow natives that are already adapted to the local climate. Natives, once established, require far less care and maintenance; they also provide habitat to support other indigenous species. At the Sept. 25 meeting, demonstrations and discussions will cover local area conifer cones and native species that are currently blooming. Members will also Plumas and Sierra counties offer native plant lovers more fall color than provided by leaf peeping alone. Rabbit brush, or bloomer golden bush, a member of the aster family, adds bright yellows to the landscape through the area. Photo courtesy CalFIora.org; Br. Alfred Brousseau, Saint Mary's College discuss future meetings, field more information, contact walks and other events. For Popp at 283-1350. We can all become 'wal watchers Gia Martynn wasted at a state facility, Working together is the Special to Feather Publishing please fill out the email form best tactic in dealing with to alert state managers to the ongoing drought. As With all the news about the issue, many are aware in this the drought, people are "The 'water watcher' beautiful place we call home starting not only to be more email form applies to in the upper Feather River conscientious about their state-owned properties only. watershed, we are a own water use, but more If you are reporting community that comes attentive to water use by inefficient watering at atogether in times of crisis others as well. A recentstop locally owned business, and the drought is no at Massack Rest Area on local park, private residence different. A great example of Highway 70 outside of or another non state-owned this is the city of Portola and Quincy alerted me to a property, please contact Plumas Unified School malfunctioning toilet that your local water district. If District have been working was automatically flushing you are reporting inefficient together to resolve leaky for no reason. Unable to fix water use at city-owned or pipe issues at Portola High the problem myself and not county-owned properties, School. knowing who to notify, I please contact either city So let's continue to help found on the Save Our hall or the board of one another through this Water website a link where supervisors, respectively." dry spell and hopefully we'll you could report wasteful A lot of times we are notbe bailing each other out of water use at state facilities, aware that we have a water a flood next spring! The website to become a leak or equipment is Remember, little things "water watcher" can be malfunctioning wasting can add up to big water found at water, as was the case with savings. Some great outdoor j saveourh2o.org/content/bec the East Quincy Communitywater conservation tips can :*i ome-water-watcher. Services District recently. It be found on the local master:' The site states, "Just like was observant community gardeners Web page at at your home, sometimes citizens that resolved the ucanr.edu/sites/mg-plumas government facilities have a problem. So being a "water sierra/Water Management -, broken sprinkler or are watcher" doesn't mean YOUFor more information ,:', watering the concrete have to be a water cop, it just contact our local master instead of greenery without mean you might be the one gardene[ C0oJ:dinator, Cody beifig aware Of the problem, to help fix a problem that no Reed, at 283-6572, or email If you see water being one even knew existed, her at creed@ucanr.edu. Stiff Wild at 50 Celebration SOth Ann!:v#rsary ol the Wilderness Act ~i~~ SS FILM ST SPEAKERS. rG CELE All Contact J *IrM |rnlOl~ment~e,$ IOC~I~, tei~on*l~, ~ fl~tlOn~ll eVent: a~tld proJ~ICt~, www.wftderne~Oth,a~l Renown Institute for Heart & Vascular Health to better serve the community's heart care needs. Dr. Thomas-Duythuc To will be joining Drs. Frank Kelley and Richard Ganchan in seeing patients in Susanville. Thomas-Duythuc To, MD Board Certifications: Internal medicine Specialties: Preventive and clinical cardiology, vascular medicine and imaging Board Eligible in cardiovascular disease To schedule an appointment, call 775-982-2400 renown.org/heart