AmeriCorps Team at the Library Site–How You Can Help Out

The restoration of the library site will get a huge boost from six days of work in late January and early February by an AmeriCorps team of 12 young adults. The team will work on clearing the land of invasive plant species under the leadership of Linda Skeff, Co-leader of the Felton Library Friends Restoration Team. How you can help out: Community members will be invited to join the team for some hands-on work. Stay tuned for specific dates in a future FLF email. Donations of food (or gift certificates to New Leaf), tools such as shovels and picks, and supplies for the Team’s residence would be greatly appreciated. The team also needs gently used twin beds and linens and some sitting room furniture. Contact Linda Skeff: redwoodduff@gmail.com   Background information: The Valley Women’s Club, San Lorenzo Valley Restoration Project, and Santa Cruz County Parks Collaborated to bring the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team this January through March 2017.  The team will engage in an ongoing effort to clear invasive flora to help heal riparian habitat throughout San Lorenzo Valley, including the Felton library site, Highlands Park and Quail Hollow Ranch. AmeriCorps NCCC is a national program that enlists young adults from across the country who spend 10 months serving communities and developing leadership skills through direct, team-based national and community service. Their work focuses on disaster relief, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship, energy conservation, and urban and rural... read more

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AmeriCorps Team at the Library Site–How You Can Help Out

The restoration of the library site will get a huge boost from six days of work in late January and early February by an AmeriCorps team of 12 young adults. The team will work on clearing the land of invasive plant species under the leadership of Linda Skeff, Co-leader of the Felton Library Friends Restoration Team. How you can help out: Community members will be invited to join the team for some hands-on work. Stay tuned for specific dates in a future FLF email. Donations of food (or gift certificates to New Leaf), tools such as shovels and picks, and supplies for the Team’s residence would be greatly appreciated. The team also needs gently used twin beds and linens and some sitting room furniture. Contact Linda Skeff: redwoodduff@gmail.com   Background information: The Valley Women’s Club, San Lorenzo Valley Restoration Project, and Santa Cruz County Parks Collaborated to bring the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) team this January through March 2017.  The team will engage in an ongoing effort to clear invasive flora to help heal riparian habitat throughout San Lorenzo Valley, including the Felton library site, Highlands Park and Quail Hollow Ranch. AmeriCorps NCCC is a national program that enlists young adults from across the country who spend 10 months serving communities and developing leadership skills through direct, team-based national and community service. Their work focuses on disaster relief, infrastructure improvement, environmental stewardship, energy conservation, and urban and rural... read more

FLF Quarterly meeting minutes, December 7, 2016

Felton Library Friends Meeting December 7, 2016 Approx. 24 people in attendance Opening remarks, history, where we are now. Nancy Gerdt opened the meeting with introductions at 7:00 PM. She mentioned that prior to the Measure S campaign, Felton Library Friends was fairly inactive due to due to changes in the library system and uncertainty regarding the future of the Felton library. During that period, an executive committee met as needed. But with the passage of Measure S funding for the new library, FLF is reinstating meetings and recruiting new members and leadership.   Building a Library and Community Involvement The County is the project manager for the library. Recent CCC crew work will allow for additional survey work. The architect and his team, including an arborist, civil engineer, landscape architect and others, are working towards a site plan. In January or February the County will host a community meeting to present the work to date and will answer questions and listen to comments from the public.   Projected Timeline CEQA and discretionary permit reviews and approval – August 2017 Final design and construction approvals – January 2018 Begin Construction – April 15, 2018 Construction complete Spring 2019 Interior furnishing Spring 2019 Open – Summer 2019   Grants & fundraising for restoration of land Jim Mosher, team leader, reported on progress made by the Grants and Fundraising team.  The first priority is the removal of invasives from the property, which has already begun with CCC teams working on the land.  Additional funding is needed to complete the process.   This would be the first step in the restoration of the... read more
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