Great Outdoors

Lawns Can Remain Happy, Healthy, During Drought

We are coming into a growing season unlike none experienced in nearly 100 years – possibly forever – considering that 100  years ago almost no one had lawns. In Northern California, water conservation requirements are often determined by the water source.  Even the smallest water districts implemented water conservation requirements, and by  summer’s end most districts [...]

Fall Prescribed Burning at Whiskeytown National Recreation Area

Whiskeytown National Recreation Area is planning to begin seasonal prescribed burning activities within the next several weeks.  Rain events in late September helped to provide desirable conditions for the safe and effective use of prescribed fire at cooler and higher elevation locations within the park.   Based on these conditions, fire crews plan to conduct [...]

Lassen Volcanic National Park to Host Vehicle Free Day October 18

After a successful vehicle free day this past spring, Lassen Volcanic is happy to announce another opportunity for non-motorized recreation along the park highway. On Saturday, October 18, your park invites you to enjoy its fall colors and crisp air as you bicycle, walk, or run along the Lassen National Park Highway, vehicle-free. ”Lassen’s first vehicle free [...]

Lassen Park Via Motorcycle With a Helmet Video Camera: ‘Feel the Wind in Your Hair’

Having been born and raised in Redding, I, like so many others of like heritage, have traveled through the Lassen Park area dozens of times. It’s something I never get tired of, or take for granted. Recently, I took a motorcycle ride through Lassen with some friends. Since this was my first time through the [...]

Bike-toberfest Returns to McCloud October 11

Bike-toberfest, the annual celebration of the fall beauty in historic McCloud and the forests that surround it, returns Saturday, October 11, 2014. Offering rides for both mountain and road bikes with fall colors and Mt Shasta views, as well as a Main Street festival featuring Cyclo-cross races, this year’s event promises to be the best yet. [...]

Rolling Hills Casino & Resort Hosts the Master National Retriever Club Test

CORNING —Dogs mean business in Tehama County when the Master National Retriever Club (MNRC) holds its annual Master National Hunter Test at Rolling HIlls Casino & Resort in Corning, CA from October 9 to October 19. “This is a very prestigious event and only retrievers that meet strict qualifying guidelines are invited to participate,” said [...]

“Beneath an Autumn Moon” Cemetery Tours at Shasta State Historic Park

The public is invited to take a guided tour of the Shasta Union Cemetery on Friday, October 24th. These tours will explore the lives and deaths of Shasta pioneers buried there. Four tours will be offered from 6:30 to 8:00 PM and will last approximately 30 minutes. Space is limited to 30 people per tour [...]

Legacy: October & The North State Calendar of Gardening Events

As I compose this month’s calendar piece two things are foremost in my mind. The first is that it is raining. Really raining and the sound and smell and light of this much anticipated seasonal weather has a forceful and visceral effect on me and my outlook. While not a drought ending rain, it’s certainly [...]

Sacramento River Trail is Target of 2014 Community Creek Cleanup

Join us Saturday, October 4th, 2014, from 8:00 am – Noon as we tackle the invasive vegetation that has become overgrown and reduces visibility of the Sacramento River. Community Creek Cleanup 2014 will focus on the south side of the Sacramento River Trail, from Diestelhorst Auto Camp to Middle Creek Road Access. During these four [...]


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