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Second Annual “Make ‘Em Sweat” More than 50 volunteers turn out to help the Flynn Wildland Preserve

Volunteers from the California Conservation Corps and Chico State helping to plant native grasses at the Flynn Preserve.

River Partners hosted 50 volunteers--families, students, and community members--at our second annual MAKE ‘EM SWEAT community tree planting on Saturday, December 4, 2010, at the Bernard F. Flynn Jr. Wildland Preserve. Local business, NORCAL Strength & Conditioning, accepted our challenge to get dirty in the field. Several River Partners staff were enthused to have our trainers Katie and Natalie on our home “turf ” so to speak. River Partners also was extremely lucky to receive the assistance from several boy scout troops, the California Conservation Corps, students from Chico State and Butte College, and our own members and supporters. After planting 3,000 or more native grass plugs, everyone enjoyed a bbq lunch courtesy of the Colusa Lions Club.

The above article originally appeared in the December 2010 issue of the River Partners Journal.