Proceeds from the Open Space & Wild Places : Virtual Gala and Conservation Awards benefits BYLT conservation programs. Thank you so much for supporting us in our mission to protect and defend the working and natural lands of the Bear and Yuba River watersheds. Silent Auction bidding opens October 1st and closes October 16th at 7:30pm.
FUND-A-NEED: Rebuild Independence Trail
The beloved Independence Trail suffered significant damage from the Jones Fire in August 2020. All wooden structures within the fire perimeter along Independence Trail West, including the iconic flume spanning Rush Creek and the Rush Creek Ramp, were consumed by the blaze. Built with the hands of local volunteers under the vision of John Olmsted, this heartfelt endeavor became the first wheelchair accessible wilderness trail in the United States. We are committed to the rebuild and are going to need your support! Donations, of any amount, are now being accepted. Help us rebuild Independence Trail!
Thank you to our 2020 Gala Sponsors!