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February 10, 2011                                                                                                                      

A Big Flood Requires a Lot of Work

Volunteers sought to help repair flood damages on Audubon Kern River Preserve

Weldon, CA – Join staff and friends on Saturday, February 19 from 8 a.m. to noon for a weekend volunteer day. So much water and a good thing at that for most of the preserve this was a very great day... unfortunately, where people like to be are the parts that suffered damage. This month's project then will be to renovate our nature trails and fences and to work on some of our restoration sites that were damaged in December's flood.

Once a month from Fall through Spring, volunteers from around the community gather to help on a project at the Audubon Kern River Preserve.

Bring gloves, wear long sleeves and pants, sturdy shoes/boots and safety glasses if you have them. The preserve will supply the tools. Meet at 7:55 a.m. at the headquarters of the Kern River Preserve: 18747 Highway 178, Weldon, CA. Contact the Kern River Preserve land steward, Sean Rowe email: or call 760-417-1149 to RSVP.

The next scheduled volunteer projects will be more fun and necessary outdoor events - March 5 and 19, 2011.

Directions to the preserve:
18747 Highway 178
Weldon, CA 93283
On State Highway 178, the preserve is 57 miles east of Highway 99 in Bakersfield and 30 miles west of Highway 14 near Inyokern.
Look for a large Audubon California sign at the entrance to the Kern River Preserve.
The entrance is 100 feet west of Kelso Valley Road.
Turn on the dirt easement road… drive 0.2 miles to the parking area inside the forest.
Look for Lake Isabella on a map if you are coming from outside the immediate area.

About Audubon Kern River Preserve

The Kern River Preserve is managed by Audubon California for the preservation of one of California’s largest contiguous cottonwood-willow riparian forests and the wildlife it supports.

Audubon Kern River Preserve supporters provide financial and volunteer support for Preserve outreach, education, wildlife habitat protection & stewardship.

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