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New AmeriCorps Team at Jug Handle

Sunday, January 18th, 2015 | Author:

New AmeriCorps Team January through March 2015

They’re back! Jug Handle’s  application for an AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Team was successful-and we have been assigned a new Team beginning January 15 through mid March.

The crew consists of five young women and three young men from all over the United States-Michigan, Texas, Georgia, North Carolina, Idaho and Illinois. Team leader Shannon Sullivan, is from Chicago, Illinois.

The team, Green 3 – The Green Tree Lizards, are a passionate and fun loving bunch who are committed to making a change in the world to make it a better place.  Their past project experience includes work to help the homeless; work in community gardens and parks; facilitating community festivals;  work for a food bank and food delivery service for children and the elderly and some work with trail building and environmental conservation.

We welcome the team:  Shannon Sullivan, Team Leader; Tyler Zarkie, Peer Helper, Alexa Timmreck; Rafael Samano; Jade Francis; Gabriel Bainbridge; Alison Dixon; Audrey Feather.  Click here to see the photos and short bios.

During their service for Jug Handle Farm and Nature Center, Green Three will be restoring several areas with native plants; removing invasive exotics; tending to previous native plant installations; working at the native plant restoration nursery; undertaking educational trails maintenance and revitalizing educational gardens.  Half their time will be shared with State Parks, Mendocino sector; where they will be working with Skye Nickell at several State Parks doing restoration, maintenance of trails and fence work.

Green 3 Team Photos and Bios

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Trestle walking trail completed

Sunday, March 02nd, 2014 | Author:

Jug Handle trestle after the 1906 earthquake

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The walking trail has been completed to the site of the railroad trestle across Jug Handle Creek, that fell down in the 1906 earthquake.  This trestle was one of the tallest and longest in Northern California – 160 feet tall and 1,000 feet long.

The Americorps Blue 7 NCCC Team has completed the opening out of the Trestle Trail, on Feb. 26, 2014.   Guests, school groups, etc. can now easily use the Trestle trail, which leads to a concrete abutment where the trestle used to be attached to span Jug Handle Creek for the Caspar Railroad which  transported large logs to Caspar harbor. The logs were sent down a chute to the mill pond, were milled and loaded on ships  at the Caspar ” doghole” harbor.

Near the concrete abutment, the old railroad bed can still be observed.  This link here is specifically about the Jug Handle trestle.

Jug Handle Trestle with steam locomotive
Jug Handle Trestle with steam locomotive
Jug Handle trestle 1
Jug Handle trestle 2
Ladies walking on Jug Handle trestle

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Farmhouse Entryway Boardwalks are Repaired

Friday, June 21st, 2013 | Author:

Our able caretakers, Galen and Sherri have completely rebuilt the wooden walkway entrance to the Farm.  The Farmhouse back porch deck was also dismantled and rebuilt where needed. Fantastic building wood was salvaged from an older Boardwalk trail that will be later redone with alternative building materials.  Photos show the work of construction and rebuild as well as the beautiful results.

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Tree Species available NOW at Nursery

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013 | Author:

Redwoods, Red Elderberry, Big Leaf Maple, Shore Pine

Redwoods, Red Elderberry, Big Leaf Maple, Shore Pine– and many other plants are overabundant at the nursery and available for sale now

Jug Handle’s Native Plant Nursery has an overabundance of several tree species, available for sale  now.  If you need nice Redwood, Alder, Douglas Fir, Sitka Spruce, Shore Pine or Big Leaf Maple trees, please call Director Helene Chalfin at 937-3498 to set up an appointment at the nursery to look over the stock.  There are  also many Wild Ginger, Columbine, Lady Fern and Fairy Bells available for sale.

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Students Plant 100 Trees at Caspar Headlands

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2012 | Author:

Students Plant 100 Trees at Caspar Headlands ParkJoint project by Jug Handle Creek Farm, State Parks, the Caspar Community Group and MESA Club students to install 100 native trees at Caspar Headlands State Park. Plants were grown at Jug Handle Farm’s Native Plant nursery.

Click here or thumbnail right to view full article.  You can also download a .pdf version here.

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JHC-Otis Park Restore

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010 | Author:

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