In September 2020, the Creek Fire raged through many mountain communities including the area surrounding Shaver Lake and Huntington Lake. In its wake, forested mountains were burned to charcoal sticks and many historic landmarks were decimated. The collective hope that our mountain communities will thrive for future generations has not been burnt by the Creek Fire. If anything, our hope has intensified.
To empower our hope to become a reality, the Central Sierra Historical Society has established the Central Sierra Resiliency Fund to ensure that resources will be available to support future, collaborative efforts to respond to the most pressing needs.
In launching this effort, local community members and concerned professionals have collaborated to create a Resiliency Council to administer the restricted fund and determine funding recipients. We look forward to partnering with other local, state, and national organizations to ensure resources to empower the mountain community to get people living, working, and recreating on the mountain again.
Your donation of any size will help make that hope a reality. We invite you to learn more about the Central Sierra Resiliency Fund and give to restore what fire destroyed.
Contact us at ResiliencyFund@sierrahistorical.org to see how you might help foster a sense of “Central Sierra Resiliency” in our broader community.
Check donations may be written to the Central Sierra Resiliency Fund and mailed to:
Central Sierra Resiliency Fund
P.O. Box 617
Shaver Lake, CA 93664
Visit our sister website A Forest Without Trees for a look at the historic tree die-off happening in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. As an historical society we felt an obligation to document what is happening in our forest. This video series, produced by Dr. John & Christine Boogaert and hosted by John R. Mount, Jr., takes viewers through a variety of interviews. We speak with homeowners, politicians, scientists, foresters, and more to get their opinions and thoughts on this historic event. This project was made possible with generous donations from PG&E, SCE, and the Garabedian Foundation.
The PEP program’s Science and CA History activities have been a great addition to our school’s educational program. An amazing experience for students and teachers alike