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Community Planting at THE FLYNN Wildland Preserve

December 4, 2010

Join River Partners, Saturday, December 4, and throw some dirt around!

River Partners is celebrating the dedication of the new Bernard F. Flynn, Jr. Wildland Preserve to honor the conservation legacy of our co-founder Barney Flynn. To make this happen, we are inviting families, students, and community members to volunteer at our second annual MAKE 'EM SWEAT event on Saturday, December 4, 2010

NorCal Strength and Conditioning will be the feature volunteers at the MAKE'EM SWEAT event.  They’ve been making River Partners staff sweat in the gym for the last month.  Now we’re challenging them to get dirty in the field.  Can they handle sweat and dirt? If you'd like to join us and find out, please contact us at (530) 894-5401 x 222.

When: Saturday, December 4, 2010, 10:00 am to 12:30 pm

Where: Flynn Wildland Preserve - Sacramento River
Located north of Butte City, at the intersection of Road 50 and County Road Y.

What You Need: Work clothes, hat, gloves and shoes, sunscreen, water, bag lunch and a Willingness to get dirty and have fun!

To Sign up and More Information: Call (530) 894-5401

About the Bernard F. Flynn Wildland Preserve:  Previously known as the Del Rio Wildland Preserve, the 259-acre project is located in northern Glenn County approximately 15 miles southwest of Chico.  Once a flood-prone walnut orchard, the Flynn Preserve is being transformed by River Partner into oak woodland and savannah communities that will provide critical habitat for wildlife.  The Preserve neighbors Llano Seco Ranch, contributing the largest contiguous block of conservation ownership on the Sacramento River.   In addition to its conservation benefits, the Flynn Wildland Preserve has been a public asset for children’s service projects and outdoor education.  It is home to a number scout projects and a popular field trip site for Butte county students, including those from Chico County Day, Marigold Elementary, Ponderosa Elementary, Butte College and Chico State.