On Saturday, November 12 2016, Friends of Juniper Flats kicked off their first ever fall photo contest at the Juniper Flats Public Outreach Event. The Outreach event was a joint effort with the BLM (Bureau of Land Management) and Friends of Juniper Flats. We took advantage of a beautiful canopy of willows and wild grapes for our Outreach Table.
There were two other stations for the Public Outreach where we also displayed our Fall Photo Contest flyer.
The contest rules are printed on the back of the flyer. Contestants may submit 3 photos up to December 15. All photos will be placed on this web page and winners will be announced here on January 2, 2017. At that time the names of the photographers will be displayed (unless the contestant wishes to remain anonymous). If you have questions please email Friends of Juniper Flats at FOJF2@yahoo.com
Friends of Juniper Flats Volunteers
Nine members of the Friends of Juniper Flats helped with the event which was also attended by 2 BLM staff members and some staff members from the San Bernardino National Forest. Information about the Juniper Flats Area and the sensitive nature of the natural resources was distributed. Maps of the Juniper Flats area and also the San Bernardino National Forest were available along with other items of interest.
The kiosks at Arrastre Waterfall
Alyssa put up some new posters for the event. These are temporary until the permanent information is approved by BLM management staff.
Wildlife and Plants
While we were there, we were delighted by some wildlife visits including a small king snake. Wendy took some great photos of the bees and plants. Mary took her microscope and began the identification process. She is looking forward to the spring when it is easier to identify the plants!
Volunteer Work will continue
Friends of Juniper Flats and other volunteers are looking forward to more volunteer days in this spectacular area! The information about these days is on one of the kiosks. For details contact Alyssa Canoff at the BLM office, or email Friends of Juniper Flats at FOJF2@yahoo.com. Alyssa is the Visitor Use, Monitoring and Restoration Fellow hired for the Restoration Grant. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone (760) 252-6051.
We hope to see you on one of our monitoring hikes or on one of the Volunteer Workdays in the next few months.