Eat and be merry at Northridge to raise money for BYLT youth nature programs

Northridge logo2September 9, 2015 – In true community fashion, Bear Yuba Land Trust and Northridge Restaurant are teaming up for one fun night dedicated to quality nature programming for youth.

Come out to grab a bite to eat and a drink from 5 to 9 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14 at a favorite local meeting place, Northridge Restaurant located at 773 Nevada Street, Nevada City and grab a bite to eat and drink in support of getting kids outside.
It will be a fun night for the whole family and an easy way to raise money for BYLT with a full menu of tasty barbecue, burgers, pizza, sandwiches, seafood, vegetarian options, and an impressive tap to choose from. Part of an ongoing series of community fundraising partnerships, Northridge will donate a portion of sales that night to support Bear Yuba Land Trust’s youth programs.

DSC_0238“We’re so excited to be partnering with community businesses who support our vision for youth. Earlier this year, we hired new Youth Program Director Christy McCracken and ever since have been working to step it up a notch with the programming we offer to local families. The event at Northridge is our kickoff for a new Fall Camp scheduled in October,” said Development and Program Manager Melony Vance.

Held at BYLT’s 38-acre Burton Homestead on Lake Vera-Purdon Road, the new theme-based fall mini-camps are designed for working families who haven’t scheduled vacation time during fall break. With a diverse ecosystem and rich cultural history, Burton Homestead is an outdoor classroom for the next generation of conservationists. Each theme-based day camp will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Sign up today for “Fall Harvest” camp held on Tuesday, Oct. 13, to explore plants, seeds and trees. Youth ages 6 to 12 will make masks from plant material, explore how natives and miners stored food for winter and bake a special treat.

Follow up on Wednesday, Oct. 14 for the “Animals Hibernating” camp. Kids ages 6 to 12 will learn about local species, search for evidence of animal tracks and explore habitats of resident wood rats.

The final “Young Stewards Day” camp will be held Thursday, Oct. 15. This special camp is an opportunity to join members of BYLT’s staff as they share their expertise working on the land. Trails Coordinator Shaun Clarke will work with youth to build and create a perimeter trail at Burton Homestead. Stewardship Program Manager Erin Tarr will lead campers in bullfrog abatement and discuss the damage caused by non-native species.