Building a Culture
of Conservation at the Kern River Preserve..
Every third Saturday and even some in between except in July
and August, our stewardship staff hosts a volunteer work day. Won't you consider
joining us to help the small staff keep the preserve the amazing place we all
Kern River Preserve
General Workdays - all year
long we will
be working on the
third Saturday. Call
(760) 378-2531 or
Looking for a volunteer
opportunity but our volunteer weekends are not
convenient? Then contact our Land Steward,
to sign up to volunteer with the regular work
crew. We need to take down
thousands of feet of old
barbed wire fences over the
next six months. While exterior fences will be
replaced, many interior fences are no
longer needed and are a problem for wildlife
movement throughout the
Volunteers Needed for the Following Tasks
Repairs to the Visitor Center – this is a building about
100 years old. It serves as our visitor center, office
and storage. It needs paint, wood repair, windows
replaces and re-caulked. We need capable and experienced
Upland Restoration Planting – We need someone to take on
regular care and maintenance of a couple hundred native
upland plants on a solar powers drip system. Drip
irrigation repair and operation, planting, weeding,
placing protectors and keeping project log book. Spring
to Fall. Staff will back you up and supply all materials
Range Fence modification – we have several miles of
range fence that needs to be modified to improve
wildlife passage and safety. We will lower top wires,
correct wire spacing, remove lower bared ire and replace
with smooth. We need people that can work and enjoy
remote locations with minimal staff oversight.
Grounds Maintenance – Our grounds are the first thing
our visitors’ see – we want our guests to have a safe
and positive experience. Work entails raking leaves and
sticks out of yard. Fill, compact and smooth gopher
holes. Remove earth to wood contact around buildings.
Outreach Volunteer - Help maintain
and replace as needed flyers, checklists, kiosk items,
plan festivals and outreach events, and help maintain
website, Facebook, Twitter, and other media for the
are need to help during the following special
projects and events:
Festival & Preserve information and
KRP Friends membership tables at the
Reptile Celebration, Hummingbird Celebration, and
Nature Trail periodic maintenance.
Visitor Center upgrade committee.
Sign making for Preserve
Headquarters and trails signs.
Parking, set-up, take-down, and
gopher assistance at the events listed above.
installation and periodic maintenance.
Opportunity - Skilled volunteer painter,
electrician carpenter and/or plumber - we will
supply materials and a place for you to stay
and/or camp. We will do our best to make you
comfortable and welcome
For more information about restoration, workdays,
or the above volunteer opportunity contact: Reed:
(760) 378-2531 or
Valley Pride Day, Saturday, September 15, 2012.
Join us for our next KV Pride Day and help show
the valley what true pride in the natural environment is!
We look forward to doing this on an
annual basis. We meet at KRP HQ, 7:30 am.
Volunteers bring their own gloves,
hat, work clothes and canteen. We supply additional drinks, trash bags and a
truck and trailer to haul our trash. After we collect our trash, a free BBQ
celebration is held at French Gulch Campground at noon.
Our focus area is around Hwy 178 and
Sierra Way Hwy in and around the preserve and the South Fork Wildlife Area.
Audubon Kern River Preserve
volunteers and staff have always brought
in a respectable amount of trash – in 2002, 2005 and 2006 we
gathered the most trash of any team and won first place
and came close in 2001, 2003,
2004 and 2007 earning
second place those years.
Thanks to all of our Friends who
have helped us to show our pride in the Kern River Valley and to keep our land
Thanks to the following members of
the Friends of the Kern River Preserve for helping out: Birdie & Bill Foster,
Dave Kurdeka, Chris & Gordon Hancock, Darrell Barnes, Sandra Wieser, Jeff King,
Reed Tollefson, Holly Sorenson,
Alison Sheehey, and
KRP WISH LIST
have any of the following items on our "Wish List"
or would like to make a tax-deductible donation of
any kind to the Kern River Preserve, contact Reed
at the Preserve by calling (760) 378-2531 or by
Flatbed Trailer suitable for
hauling a tractor or automobile.
Medium Farm Tractor, Category III 3-point hitch
Floor laser color copier
New wiring at the Audubon House at Sprague
Four-wheel drive work
KRP page for directions to the preserve.