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Soroptimists and Durham Cub Scouts Make a Difference at Patrick Ranch

Lisa Fitzgerald, president of Soroptimist International of Chico,
and family, at Patrick Ranch.

On Saturday, October 16, 2010, 21volunteers from Soroptimist International of Chico joined more than 40 cub scouts at Patrick Ranch Museum. They worked as the key labor force on a native plant installation organized and designed by River Partners.

In an early celebration of the 20th anniversary of “Make a Difference Day,” this large team planted 750 native trees, shrubs, and grasses on about 1/2 acre of wetland area on the property. The group, impressively efficient, finished the project in record time: one hour and fifteen minutes.

In addition to giving time and energy, SI Chico also donated the plants to this service project. By creating a patch of wildlife habitat, the volunteer group enhanced the historical landscape at the Museum. The native plant area represents the types of plant communities that existed in the greater Sacramento River watershed area.

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