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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.
Message from the President


After what has been a long hot summer, fall and cooler temperatures have returned to the Kern River Valley. Migratory birds have already been spotted enjoying the protection our preserves afford them. I am very excited to report that the long and diligent effort our board has made has resulted in some very important steps forward. The fences required by the BLM have been completed and we are now ready to host grazing cattle. The value of the cattle, not only aesthetically as we drive by the preserve, but also the reduction of unwanted growth cannot be overstated.  Board members will be meeting with the National Park Service later this month to begin work developing a trail system for our Hot Springs Valley Wetlands Preserve. This grant from the NPS will help ensure that the development of the wetlands is accomplished to our high standards. We are still waiting for notification and remain optimistic regarding another grant opportunity that will help defray the expense of some of the perimeter fences and gates around the HSVW. I would like to once again invite everyone to consider joining us as we move forward developing this unique area of the Kern River Valley. We are always in need of volunteers and of course your monetary donations are always appreciated. Please leave an email on our “contact” page if you would like to be added to our volunteer list. Donations can be made online or via mail to our Lake Isabella office.
Respectively,
Bruce Vegter
President, KRVHF

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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