Press Releases

  • Immersed in the Wild – MHS/GHHS On July 13 – 17 WildPlaces will take 10 students from Monache High School and Granite Hills High School from Porterville to the Golden Trout Wilderness to conduct campsite inventories.  The students will take inventories of campsites in the wilderness, because there are national wilderness standards based on human impact that the USFS ...
  • Rio Limpio – July 23 Río Limpio: Tule River Outreach and Cleanups provide a unified effort to keep the Tule River beautiful, clean, safe and open for all to enjoy. Volunteers clear garbage and remove graffiti from the river while reaching out to river users to teach the importance of good stewardship practices. On July 23 the cleanup will begin ...
  • Immersed in the Wild – Walt Whitman High School On Jun 16 – 19 WildPlaces will take Walt Whitman High School students from Los Angeles on a four day backpacking trip through Sequoia National Forest, Golden Trout Wilderness.  This WildPlaces excursion will focus on the Wilderness Challenge from the National Forest Foundation.  Students will be taught to conduct campsite surveys of the wilderness.
  • July 23rd Clean up, Education and Outreach – Rio Limpio We will be hosting a River Clean Up on Saturday July 23 on the Middle Fork of the Tule. The Clean up will begin at 9am to noon, followed by a BBQ and fun activities. We will meet at the Springville Park, and carpool up the canyon from there. The BBQ will be at the ...
  • Announcing the Sierra Nevada Alliance Board Meeting in Springville Ca “Two Sierra Nevada environmental organizations come to Springville, bringing business, ecology and good will” Two Sierra Nevada conservation organizations will be in Springville, CA (Tulare County) in the southern Sierra Nevada from March 5th until March 6th, 2011. Each organization will have their respective Board of Director meetings on 3/5 and then ...
  • WildPlaces 2010 Volunteer Celebration and Open House WildPlaces 2010 Volunteer Celebration and Open House Saturday, December 11 · 12:00pm – 5:00pm Springville, CA 37608 Rio Vista Dr. This is a youth friendly event to appreciate our volunteers and supporters. Bring your own plate, utensils, and cup, warm clothing, and blanket. We will provide food and drinks. Keynote Speaker is USFS Forest Supervisor Tina Terrell. There will be a Guest ...
  • PRESS RELEASE: Membership – It’s Time to Renew or Join WildPlaces Are you a WildPlaces Member??? Please Renew your Membership today.  Our members are critical for WildPlaces’ continued programs and events.  We would love to receive every one’s membership cards from last year’s membership drive.  We need your support to make 2010 a great year for stewardship in the Southern Sierra!  Send your membership card and ...
  • PRESS RELEASE: The Water Project supports WildPlaces and Rio Limpio The Water Project, Inc., a non-profit organization that’s bringing relief to communities around the world who suffer needlessly from a lack of access to clean water want’s you to take part in the Clean Water Challenge by helping to clean the Tule River.
  • PRESS RELEASE: June 5, 2010 Volunteers and Volunteer Leaders Needed Río Limpio: Tule River Outreach and Clean-Up Volunteer leaders are needed for our June 5th clean up!!
  • PRESS RELEASE – The Clean Water Challenge: Caring for Community and World For our July 10th river-up event we will be holding The Clean Water Challenge: Caring for Community and World. WildPlaces and local church groups will be partnering in a community/global connection in a clean water challenge. Local churches will be asked to raise funding for our July 10th clean up event and receive pledges for ...
  • Sponsor-a-Giant Sequoia Seedling for Mother’s Day! The perfect gift for Mother’s Day is the gift that will last…the Giant Sequoia. The Giant Sequoia is a monument to mother nature’s beautiful grandeur. WildPlaces’ Sponsor-A-Giant Sequoia Program allows you to sponsor a Giant Sequoia in the name of the greatest mom in the world….yours!
  • Tule River “Rio Limpo” Clean-up and River Fair to be held May 30 2009 A full day of activities and family events are planned for Saturday, May 30 as part of “Rio Limpo,” the annual Tule River Clean-Up and river education project. Rio Limpio, a joint project of WildPlaces, Community Services & Employment Training (CSET) and the U.S. Forest Service, gives the public an opportunity to help the community ...
  • WildPlaces takes local teens on ‘eye-opening,’ green-based trip – March 18, 2009 WildPlaces, a vehicle for grassroots work in the Sierra mountains, receives tickets to the 2009 Goldman Environmental Prize awards ceremony every year, and this year, Director Mehmet McMillan made a point to bring teens along for the experience, Garner said.
  • WildPlaces to host annual “Wild Appreciation” Concert and Volunteer Celebration – March 28, 2009 The public is invited to WildPlaces’ annual “Wild Appreciation” celebration on March 28. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. for the event, which will be held at River Ridge Ranch in Springville. Guests will be treated to dinner and music and will have the opportunity to learn about the programs and projects WildPlaces has planned for ...
  • WildPlaces Welcomes New AmeriCorps Intern – February 2, 2009 WildPlaces welcomed its newest AmeriCorps Program Intern, Ian Herrick, to the Southern Sierras recently, and is gearing up for a great year of ecological restoration and education events.