There are now nearly 6,000 new trees in the ground, thanks to volunteers with the Central Sierra Resiliency Fund. Southern California Edison and Cal Fire also helped sponsor the project, called “Seedlings of Hope.”
In the wake of the damage that last year’s Creek Fire brought to the Central Sierra, an effort is underway to keep the fire from claiming yet another casualty, that of memory. The Creek Fire Storytelling Project is a campaign by the Central Sierra Resiliency Fund to document and preserve the stories of
Tioga-Sequoia Brewing Co. announced a partnership with the Central Sierra Resiliency Council to rebuild and restore the Central Sierra Nevada forest following the Creek Fire, according to a press release.
On October 2, retired So-Cal Edison Forester, John Mount, addressed an anxious crowd of Creek Fire survivors, media outlets, and elected officials at the Shaver Lake Historical Museum, to announce the creation of the Central Sierra Resiliency Fund.
Earlier this month, kids from several local youth groups headed up Highway 168 and gathered at what remains of Cressman’s General Store and Gas Station. Scouts, 4-H and FFA members as young as 8 years old spread out in the vicinity of the 116-year-old landmark, each planting one or more
The open-air amphitheater at the Central Sierra Historical Society in Shaver Lake was the perfect spot for the launch of the newly-formed Central Sierra Resiliency Fund. The locally-held fund was collaboratively established to reforest, rebuild and boost community revitalization efforts in the wake of the devastating Creek Fire.
The creation of the Central Sierra Resiliency Fund was announced on Friday to help mountain community residents recover from the Creek Fire as well as grow more fire resistant and sustainable forests into the future.