Woodsy Owl Visits Kinder Camp

Woodsy Owl and his friends from the Tahoe National Forest made an appearance at the Bear Yuba Land Trust’s Kinder Camp at the Burton Homestead on June 26th. Bear Yuba Land Trust is a valuable partner for the Forest, providing trail maintenance, outdoor education and other services to the local community. The Land Trust is a private, non-profit, membership-supported group promoting voluntary conservation of our natural, historical and agricultural resources through protection and enhancement of natural areas, farms and ranches, trails and parks to provide a lasting community heritage.

Woodsy and his friends engaged the children, ranging in age from 4 to 6, in a discussion of how to “lend a hand and care for the land” by reading Woodsy’s ABCs book and answering questions about environmental stewardship. Woodsy focused his conversation on the four R’s:  Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Rot, and the kids had some great ideas of how we can all help out in our own homes!  Some of these ideas included compost piles, picking up trash when you see it on the ground, and re-using water bottles.

At the end of the presentation Woodsy passed out bookmarks and stickers as well as hugs and high fives. The children had a great time meeting Woodsy and walked away with new knowledge of how to “lend a hand and care for the land.”

Woodsy Owl with Forest Service Friend visits Kinder Camp