Artboles: Youth , Art, and the Environment

"Local Youth Participate in Art and Environment Mural Project"

The Artboles: Youth, Art, and the Environment Program engages local youth in land and river stewardship projects while facilitating the expression of nature through art. Youth from Vine Community Day School and Burton Pathways have participated since January in field trips to the Tule River and Giant sequoias. The program culminates this month in a large-scale mural project where all youth are welcome to help. Location is the CHMA Culture Center and office of WildPlaces at 466 East Putnam Ave.; Porterville, CA 93265.

Mural painting begins Tuesday, July 28th and continues until August 13th on every Tuesday thru Friday from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m. New and current Artboles Youth are particularly welcome. There will be raffle giveaways including bicycles, cell phone minutes, t-shirts, caps, nature trips, stickers, and more.

Snacks and beverages provided. Free raffle items to be given away! Certificate of Completion and Community Service hours provided.

Artboles is a project of WildPlaces and Academia Juvenil Arte Y Cultura (AJAC) with generous support from Tulare County Youth Commission’s Step-Up and the Rose Foundation. WildPlaces and AJAC are non-profit organizations that implements collaborative volunteer-driven conservation and art projects in Tulare County, reaching out to empower its diverse communities. Both facilitate personal responsibility through art, culture and science. More at WildPlaces and AJAC (fb at WildPlaces and AJAC Academia Juvenil de Arte y Cultura)

To reserve your spot as a volunteer or learn more, contact Miguel (559-793-6270) and Alex (559-631-8485).

Mission

The mission of WildPlaces is to implement collaborative volunteer driven conservation projects in the Southern Sierra Nevada watershed and its diverse communities. To inspire a reconnection to nature WildPlaces facilitates personal responsibility through art, culture and science.

Find Out About Ways You Can Help Youth, Land and Water in the Southern Sierra Nevada




Upcoming Events

Rio Limpio: Tule River Stewardship Project

When: August 9, 2015 from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m.

Where: Meet at Springville Memorial Park

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Help Out!

Our program and office funding comes from foundations, grants and membership from folks just like you.

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Our Programs Nuestro Programas

Immersed in the WIld

The Immersed in the Wild Program is one to five-day backcountry and front country trips into the mountains where participants learn leadership skills, nature ethic principles, habitat restoration techniques, culture and culture identity, art , and much more. Our youth return more empowered, renewed, and better prepared to be active witnesses to the issues important to them

Este programa es de uno a cinco dias en el bosque y (front county trips into the mountains) donde los participantes aprenderan (leadership skills, nature ethic principles), tecnicas para restaurar la ecosistema, cultura y la identidad de su cultura, arte, y mucho mas. Nuestros jovenes regresaran sintiendose mas poderoso’s, sintiendose como Nuevo, estar listos para actuar y estar informados en los problemas que les preocupan.

Rio Limpio

Rio Limpio: Tule River Stewardship, Education and Outreach are single and multi-day river stewardship events where volunteers improve water quality, reduce the risk of catastrophic fire events, increase the publics personal responsibility for the river, reduce violence and gang activity, and enjoy the beauty and magic of our rivers.

Rio limpio: cuidando el Rio Tule, Educacion y yendo afuera de lo ordinario con un pojecto de un dia o mas donde los participantes mejoran la cualidad de aqua, redusaran el riesgo de fuego catastrófico, mejorar la resposabilitad personal del publico para quidar el rio, reducir violencia y reducir la actividad de pandillas, y disfrutar la belleza y magia de nuestos ríos.

Sequoia Forest Days

WildPlaces gives Giant Sequoia seedlings to mountain communities above Springville California

WildPlaces les da arboles bebes de Giant Sequoia a comunidades arriva de Springville California.

Oak Propagation

Our native plant nursery located in Springville is a partnership with U.S.F.S. where we propagate and care for hundreds of trees, grasses and shrubs unique to this area. Plant material is used in restoration projects as well as given away to the public for home gardens. Volunteers manage the nursery where Blue and Valley oaks, elderberry, redbud, Giant sequoia, willow, wild rose, ceanothus, and other unique plants thrive throughout the year.

Responsible Growth

WildPlaces tracks and supports city-centered approaches to urban development, protection of oak woodland habitat in rangeland landscapes and county general plans, the use of drought tolerant native plants in home and business landscape plans, public transportation, and other sustainable tactics that create greener and healthier spaces. We take a watershed-wide view of protecting water resources and improving air quality.

River Ridge Ranch: Rangland and Oak Woodlands Restoration Porject

Rangeland often contains viable and recoverable native woodland habitat. By creating a demonstration site where habitat protection is combined with working landscape activities such as farming and cattle grazing, WildPlaces and River Ridge Ranch offers techniques and ideas on how to sustainably manage working landscapes, protect riparian habitat, encourage wildlife presence, and increase the productivity of rangeland habitat.

Service Learning

Meaningful community service for young people to teach civic responsibility and strengthen communities

significante servicios para los jovenes para aprender responsibilitad civico y fortalecer communidades

Springville Nursery

Our native plant nursery located in Springville is a partnership with U.S.F.S. where we propagate and care for hundreds of trees, grasses and shrubs unique to this area. Plant material is used in restoration projects as well as given away to the public for home gardens. Volunteers manage the nursery where Blue and Valley oaks, elderberry, redbud, Giant sequoia, willow, wild rose, ceanothus, and other unique plants thrive throughout the year.