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Town Talk, Nov. 14: Habitat for Humanity ReStore joins national recycling event


On Tuesday, Habitat for Humanity ReStore will host a "Don't Dump - Donate" event joining thousands of local organizers holding recycling events across the country to celebrate America Recycles Day, the only nationally recognized day dedicated to promoting and celebrating recycling in the United States.

Every individual or family or business that brings in acceptable donations will receive a $10 store credit coupon.

Besides diverting over 480 tons per year out of our landfill and back into use in the community, all donations to ReStore will support local Habitat for Humanity in building affordable homes in our community.

For more information about recycling at Nevada County Habitat for Humanity ReStore visit www.nchabitat.org or visit ReStore at 12359 Loma Rica Dr. Grass Valley (530) 274-3761.

The Lake Wildwood Motorcycle Club will represent Lake Wildwood in the 20th annual Nevada County Food and Toy Run on Dec. 10.

The Nevada County Food and Toy Run is a nonprofit, charitable organization directly benefiting needy families in Nevada County at Christmas. This is the 10th consecutive year the LWW Motorcycle Club has participated in the Toy Run.

On behalf of Lake Wildwood, as endorsed by the LWW Board of Directors, the LWW Motorcycle Club is seeking tax-deductible donations from residents interested in contributing new, unwrapped toys or non-perishable/canned foods to this worthwhile event.

Monetary donations may be made payable to "Nevada County Food & Toy Run" and mailed to P.O. Box 518, Penn Valley, CA, 95946. Toy and food donation boxes will be in place at the North Gate and the Administration Office Friday through Dec. 9.

Forest management focus

of Thursday talk

Come join us Friday at Pioneer Park's Seaman's Lodge in Nevada City, for a discussion on collaborative forest management at the Sagehen Experimental Forest with Scott Conway, US Forest Service and Craig Thomas, Sierra Forest Legacy.

Where is Sagehen Experimental Forest and why should we care about their work? Sagehen is located at about 6,300 feet in the Tahoe National Forest, 8 miles north of Truckee and is about 8,100 acres in size. The site is administered by the USDA Forest Service and the University of California, Berkeley. This area is home to the elusive pine marten and the even more elusive wolverine.

Conway is a vegetation management officer on the Truckee Ranger District of the US Forest Service. He will talk about the history of Sagehen as well as the current status of the project. Thomas is executive director of Sierra Forest Legacy, which has been participating in this and many other collaboration efforts throughout the Sierra Nevada.

Thomas will discuss how the Sagehen project's use of latest science research emphasizes the ecological role of fire, changing climate conditions, sensitive wildlife habitat, and the importance of forest structure heterogeneity and can be a model for the future.

Visit www.sierraforestlegacy.org for information.


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