This Saturday: Wild Appreciation Concert in Springville logo

Suggested Donation $7.00, Gates open 6:30PM

Great Food, Silent Auction, Amazing Presentation, and Fantastic Fun for all Ages.

No less an expert then John Muir said the Tulare County section of the Sierra Mountains was among his very favorites, ranking favorably with Yosemite itself. These areas are now known as Sequoia National Forest, Sequoia National Park, and Sequoia National Monument. By far, most of this land is the same as it was when Muir walked through, lived there, and wrote about it.

I have been working with the wonderful non-profit group Wildplaces in Springville which combines river stewardship in the Tulare County mountainous  areas above Porterville with learning opportunities for local children and young adults who might otherwise not have the chance to learn about the spectacular places that are so nearby.

On March 28, WildPlaces holds a major fundraising event you will want to attend, called “Wild Appreciation Night 2009” and they asked me to invite everyone. Music will be provided by Thrift Store All Stars, with Special Guest Coyote Slim. Belly-dancers Eastern Sun Dance Company of nearby Visalia will be entertaining the crowd too.

The concert will be at River Ridge Ranch in Springville, just a couple of miles off 190 by the Big White Barn, at 37794 Balch Park Road. Information about the ranch, and directions can be found at or by emailing

For information about the concert or WildPlaces, contact WildPlaces at 559-539-5263 or visit

I know you will have a great time and your help will go a long way towards assisting WildPlaces do their important work!

Full color poster view after the jump.waposter_2009-540x675

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