Opening for the season April 1, 2023. Spring hours: Friday-Sunday 11-3
The Resiliency Council has identified the following Priorities and projects.
- Connect community organizations, governmental agencies, and individuals to organize and unify the community response to the Creek Fire.
- Support and partner with other private and public organizations to address erosion, site cleanup, drainage, watershed, and soil stabilization on private and public lands.
- Educate the public, policymakers, affected individuals, and governmental agencies on priority issues and community efforts through social media, the website, clinics, tours, and site visits.
Current Task Forces:
We have established and are organizing the following Task Forces of Resiliency Council members, Fund Ambassadors, and volunteers to organize community recovery efforts:
CSRF has been working in conjunction with community members, non-profit organizations and state/federal agencies to identify priority soil-stabilization areas and assist in stabilizing landscapes damaged by the Creek Fire. Sierra Resource Conservation District, People Food Land and NRCS have been valuable partners in these efforts.
Together with our partners, as of April 30, 2021, CSRF has:
- Hosted ten anti-erosion clinics and community workdays
- Spread 421 bales of weed free rice straw
- Provided 160 tons of mulch
- Dispersed 2,400 linear feet of wattles
- Given 1,300 sandbags
If your neighborhood/community/HOA is in need of soil stabilization, the Central Sierra Resiliency Fund may be able to help. Please reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- 3/20/21 – Shaver Springs Community Workday
- 3/12/21 – Post Creek Fire Recovery Soil Stabilization Assistance
- 2/20/21 – Petersen Road Community Work Day & Soil Stabilization Training
- 1/16/21 – Auberry Road Community Work Day
- 1/9/21 – Alder Springs Water Association Community Work Day for Soil Stabilization
- 12/5/20 – Pine Ridge Property Owners Association Community Work Day for Soil Stabilization
- 11/14/20 – Community Soil Stabilization Education Day
- 10/24/20 – Community Soil Stabilization Demonstration & Training Clinic
With the help of Cal Fire Nurseries and Southern California Edison, the Seedlings of Hope fundraising campaign, community members and dedicated foresters, CSRF has planted 9,335 seedlings, free of charge.
With the help of our partners American Forest, Mulholland Citrus, and Intermountain Nursery, an additional 48,000 seedlings being grown for planting in Fall 2021 and spring 2022 (soil conditions permitting).
Applications for Fall 2021 seedlings are currently being accepted. To make a donation or obtain an application go to the Seedlings of Hope page.
The Resiliency Fund is committed to honoring the historical legacy of the Central Sierra region by collecting community stories of the Creek Fire–and the unique histories that precede it– and preserving those stories through the Central Sierra Historical Society.
We are collecting stories of places before and after the Creek Fire, and/or of your experience during the Fire itself.
You can submit your story here.
Visit our Community Stories section to read a sampling of what has been submitted so far.
In September 2020, the Creek Fire raged through many mountain communities including the area surrounding Shaver Lake and Huntington Lake.
In the wake of such a disaster, it didn’t take long for many to begin asking the same question, “how can I help?”. This human drive to help is a passion from within, coming from a need to feel connected in uncertain times, and a desire to make an incredible impact. We are grateful for your interest in volunteering with the Resiliency Fund and want to help you understand the roles and opportunities available.