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Welcome to the Kern River Valley Heritage Foundation  website.

We invite you to share our passion for the beautiful and historic Kern River Valley. In the following pages we will show you the projects we are working on. These are the Bob Powers Gateway Preserve, the Hot Springs Valley  Wetlands and other existing and planned projects desribed in the Project page.

Springtime 2018

The dry mild winter has finally given way to spring-like weather in the Kern River Valley. The two ponds on the Bob Powers Gateway Preserve have been filled by the spring rains and the waterfowl have been enjoying our habitat enhancement projects. Meanwhile on the Hot Springs Valley Wetlands Preserve, the grasses are becoming green once again and the birds are plentiful and beautiful. The resident Great White Egret can be spotted almost every morning picking through the marsh in search of the tiny mosquito fish.

February 28th brought the end of our seasonal cattle grazing period. We are using the cattle as a tool to keep the weeds and brush somewhat under control. The cattle will return sometime in July after the Alkali Mariposa Lilies have flowered and dispersed their seeds.

We met with two wonderful National Park Service personal during the first week of March. They are from the River Trails Conservation Assistance Program. During their visit we met with many stakeholders and community members to discuss objectives, opportunities and challenges of our preserves. This process will take several years, and we look forward to working with our new friends from the National Park Service.

The Kern Valley Community Fund presented us with a grant of one thousand dollars to help finance the new gates on the Hot Springs Valley Wetlands Preserve. A new gate on Lake Isabella Blvd has been completed and the work has begun at the other gate on Mayfair Ave. We are appreciative for this local support and look forward to completing these much-needed projects.

Give Big Kern!! This will be the third year that KRVHF will be participating in this Kern County wide fund-raising event. You will hear more about this event on local TV as the time draws nearer.
Alkali Mariposa Lily                                                          Scovern Hot Springs  Outflow                                                                                                  Seed Collection    
Photos  taken by McCormick Biological (left) and  Bob Barnes (center and right )

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