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Bale-Raising at the Sierra Valley Preserve

September 30, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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Feather River Land Trust invites you to a bale-raising! The walls are going up at the new Nature Center at the Sierra Valley Preserve, and you can be part of it! Register below.

Event Schedule:

  • 8am: Volunteers arrive. Coffee and muffins provided.
  • 8:30am: Orientation and brief introduction to straw bale construction.
  • 9am: Work commences! 
  • 12pm: Lunch and cold drinks provided.
  • 4pm: Work wraps up. 

What to Bring: Work gloves, reusable water bottle, long pants and long sleeve shirt, closed toe shoes, and eye protection. Lunch will be provided. You may want to bring a camp chair for lunch and resting. More detailed information will be sent out via email before the event. 

Where to meet: Participants are encouraged to carpool to the Sierra Valley Preserve Nature Center at 361 Austin Road, Beckwouth, CA. Here is a map to the location. (Detailed directions provided at registration.)

Participation Level: There will be ways for everyone to participate, but please let us know in the registration form below what level of physical participation you are comfortable with.

  • 1: I can lift at least 30 pounds and don’t mind hard physical work.
  • 2: I prefer something a little easier.

Age Restrictions: Volunteers must be at least 16 years old. All minors are restricted from high-risk tasks, such as working on ladders or using power tools. All minors need to have a parent or guardian sign a Liability Waiver before participating. Due to California law, anyone under the age of 16 is not allowed on an active construction site. 

Click here for more information and to register.


September 30, 2023
8:00 am - 4:00 pm


Sierra Valley Nature Preserve
361 Austin Road
Beckwourth, CA 96129 United States
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