For more than two decades, the Bear Yuba Land Trust has preserved thousands of acres of open space for agriculture, recreation, and natural habitat. Each year the land trust builds local trails, leads dozens of hikes and offers summer nature camps for children. On Sunday September 22nd Bear Yuba Land Trust will hold its 11th annual benefit concert, which is the organization’s biggest fundraiser. Bear Yuba Land Trust Executive Director Marty Coleman-Hunt says it’s an event that has become the much anticipated community “Party of the Year” and this year it’s at the North Star House property.
Funds raised from the concert will go directly toward land trust projects. Garden Bar Preserve, a 652-acre working cattle ranch and beautiful oak woodland on the Bear river was recently acquired in August. Rice’s Crossing, a new Yuba River parkway spanning eight miles between South Yuba River State Park and Bullard’s Bar Reservoir will be acquired later ths year. The Bear Yuba Land Trust is also working to conserve 10,000 acres of PGandE lands that will be made available for public recreation and habitat protection-including a 10 mile Bear River corridor trail.