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FOTHL General and Board Meeting Scheduled 9/3***

Friends of the High Lakes,

The next general meeting and board meeting is set for: Wednesday, September 3^rd @ 6:30-8:30pm Located at the Sierra-Hall 6165 Center Street Paradise, CA 95969

As many of you know, the Forest Service is developing a plan which will directly affect your access to our High Lakes OHV area. The input, labor, and presence of active FOTHL members is critical in avoiding campsite and trail closures and significant reroutes. Please attend this meeting to hear more about the current state of the High lakes, what we need to do, and how you can help.

The general and board meetings will cover topics including:

·Adopt-a-Trail Coverage Needed & New Adopt-a-Trail Participants

·Documenting Volunteer Hours: Making Our Presence Known

·New Board member (One seat is available at this time)

·Treasurer Report & Proposed Spending

·Report on FOTHL Events of Past Year

·Fall Clean Up

The time to be involved is now,

Torey Feldhaus

President

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WHAT IS IN IT FOR YOU

Friends of The High Lakes is a grass-roots organization comprised of individuals, local businesses, recreational clubs, and user groups who love to recreate in The High Lakes Area in the Lassen National Forest. Friends is comprised of a growing number of outdoor recreationalists, who consider themselves to be environmentalists and conservationists rather than preservationists.

We believe that public lands should be FOR the people to use and enjoy. That includes the pursuit of whatever activities people choose, such as fishing, camping, hiking, exploring, picnicking, hunting, rock hounding, geocaching, etc. while using a motorized vehicle.

We need to get involved to assure that these lands remain open for our use.

This is the vehicle to bring together those who responsibly use the land and wish to improve recreational opportunities through support and volunteerism while caring for the environment.

The High Lakes Code:

You Bring It In, You Take It Home - That includes all garbage including human waste. As our welcome sign says, "This is God's country. Please don't leave it looking like Hell"

Do Your Part - Try to leave the area better than when you found it. Carry a trash bag and pick up an extra can or two.

Zero Wheel Spin - If you can't drive it, then take a tug. Spinning tires loosens soil which can end up in the streams. Uncontrolled sediment is the fastest way to get your favorite route closed

The Ring Of Fire - Camp in designated areas and build campfires in established rings, leave nothing but wet ashes.

Stay On The Road - If a downed tree blocks the route, just take a few minutes to cut or move it. A workaround gets you past it once. A closed route can last for years.

Share - Ideas, opportunities, the trail, the area, parts, tools, expertise, your time and your fun. We are the Public - but not the only part of the Public. This area is open to everyone - thank goodness!

Education First, Then Enforcement - Both are important. Have a great time. Respect the laws. Meadows and Rock Gardens are not playgrounds.

Work, Together - The best solutions come when neither users nor land mangers work in isolation. Both need to find opportunities to communicate and cooperate. When there's work to do, all the Friends need to come to the party.

 

As a 501(c)(3) Corporation, The Friends of The High Lakes cannot: endorse or oppose any political candidates, donate or contribute to any political candidate's campaign, participate or engage in political fundraising events, distribute statements for or against particular political candidates, nor engage in any other activity that may constitute favoring or opposing a political candidate.