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Julie Carville to lead Donner Summit wildflower hike

TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212; The Mountain Area Preservation Foundation is pleased to announce that one of the premier botanists of the Northern Sierra, Julie Carville, will lead a wildflower hike at Mount Judah on Donner Summit on Sunday, July 11 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

and#8220;Wildflowers are a delight to the soul! When we learn more about them, we appreciate them even more and through them become deeply connected to the place where we live,and#8221; said Carville. and#8220;When we are deeply connected to the environment we live in, we honor and protect it for ourselves and for future generations. This is why we are fortunate to have The Mountain Area Preservation Foundation in Truckee, working on our behalf, to support smart growth and to protect the unique and fragile environment at Donner Summit.and#8221;

The Mountain Area Preservation Foundation, a grassroots environmental advocacy group based in Truckee, has been protecting the regionand#8217;s mountain landscape from the impacts of poorly planned growth for more than 20 years.

and#8220;The Mt. Judah Hike is a great opportunity to learn more about our regionand#8217;s wildflowers and the important work thatand#8217;s underway to preserve Donner Summit for future generations,and#8221; said John Eaton, MAPF president.

Last year, eight groups including Mountain Area Preservation Foundation collectively released and#8220;An Economic and Conservation Vision For Donner Summit.and#8221; The Vision is a proactive approach to conserving the Summitand#8217;s extraordinary beauty and abundant natural resources while also providing for compatible economic development.

and#8220;It will be a full day, but weand#8217;ll stop often to enjoy the flowers, so hiking will be at a comfortable pace, especially for those whose hearts sing with delight among the wildflowers!and#8221; Carville enthused.

Carville has generously reduced her fee to $25 per person for this special event.

For more information or to make a reservation, contact John Eaton at 587-1492 or info@mapf.org. Space is limited to 20 people, so make your reservation today.