Previous Sponsored Events and Projects
Community Teaching Garden: From 2009 until 2012, the Foundation was a proud sponsor
of the Shasta College Community Teaching Garden. The certified organic teaching garden was
under the direction of instructor Pamela Spoto, and produced a wide variety of heirloom
vegetables and herbs that were seasonally sold in CSA boxes and at a special booth in the quad. The garden supplied the cafeteria with organic
vegetables and donated to local food banks each week. The teaching garden offered over 33 workshops on various
topics including “Hot Weather Gardening,” “Canning From the Garden,” “Insect
Management,” “Backyard Chickens and You,” and “Composting and Worm Culture,” just to name a
few. The garden always had a good
turnout of community, student and staff volunteers at weekend Work Party Days which
always included a homemade lunch after hours of working in the dirt.
Trinity Campus Wetlands
Trail- Water Gauges: Last October, four water gauges purchased
by the Foundation were installed under the direction of Trinity Foundation
regent Pat Frost, at the Weaver Basin Wetlands behind our Trinity campus. Foundation staff, regents, and community
members joined staff from the Trinity County Resource Conservation District,
and the Five Counties Salmonid Restoration Program to install the gauges which
will used to measure water depth. These
wetlands will be used for hands-on college biology classes. Weaverville Elementary School currently uses
the wetlands as part of their fourth grade curriculum.
Tehama Campus Trail: In January 2011, the Foundation, with the help of trail consultant Terry Hanson, secured an $80,000 grant from the California Conservation Corps. to build a 1.1 mile trail around the Tehama Campus. The trail project continues to take shape at a very rapid rate. The initial rough trail has been mostly completed in preparation for the crushed rock base which will be applied soon. The trail looks great and Terry Hanson and the California Conservation Corps. continue to amaze. The Tehama Regents are in the beginning planning stage of a ribbon cutting to celebrate the opening of the trail.
Cement Tables and Benches on Campus: Since our first order to Outdoor Creations in 2003, we now have 45 tables and benches placed on our campus, purchased primarily from staff and faculty driven donations. These tables and benches are a beautiful addition to our campus, and provide places of community for our students and staff.
Heavy Equipment Program: In June 2009, Scott Thompson and Les Melburg from Nichols, Melburg and Rossetto raised $71,000 from local contractors to save the Heavy Equipment Program. When the word got out that the Heavy Equipment program was in trouble, citizens called and wrote letters saying they wanted to help. It was unbelievable to have this sort of generosity from our local contractors in our community during these difficult economic times.
Stillwater Creek Monitoring Station: Faculty member John Livingston has completed stage one of the installation of the monitoring station on Stillwater Creek. Stage two will be the installation of the actual monitoring electronics and solar power and should be completed at the end of May. This part of the project will be done by Morgan Hannaford with the help of Cajun James at Sierra Pacific Industries who donated the instrumentation. This monitoring station is another step toward our goal of state-of-the-art stewardship of Stillwater Creek.
~Shasta College Foundation Sponsored Events and Programs for 2014~