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4B Wednesday, May 16, 2012 Bulletin, Record, Progressive, Reporter Water stewa:00'dship stc: with respect COMMUNITY GREEN BRYCE MACMATH Water, H20, dihydrogen monoxide, is one of the most crucial elements that makes our existence possible. Why not take a few minutes out of your day to develop a healthy respect for it? Our planet is 71 percent water, and only 3 percent of that is fresh (non- salt water); our body weight is 60 - 75 percent water, de- pending on how old you are. This alone puts into perspec- tive how important this clear liquid, gas and sometimes solid substance is. It shapes living organisms, land'and the atmosphere. How does something this important seem to get so removed from day-to-day consciousness? It's so easy to forget the value of water. Why should you, a resident of Plumas County, be concerned with why or how to care about water when it is not a scarcity where you live? My goal in these few paragraphs is for all to develop a deeper respect for the water that surrounds us. Here in the United States we are very fortunate to have clean and reliable sources of water. We need to keep that legacy alive With a healthier respect for it through educa- tion. My name is Bryce MacMath. I'm a middle class white 21-year-old. If you do some research on me, you won't find much. What do I know about clean water is- sues, respect for land, and the watersheds they inhabit? Well, the answer is simple... a little. The point is, that it doesn't matter what ethnicity, social or financial status you have, this subject pertains to everyone plants, animals and humans. I studied water- shed management, salmon rehabilitation and environ- mental conservation in col- lege. It's where I developed my respect for water, land and the organisms that call it home. I studied the various methods of how to prevent pollution of waterways, rehabilitate failing watersheds due to human activity and conserve wildlife habitats. My mother recently acquired a house on a creek in Quincy. It is not a long stretch of water but a creek nonetheless. This is a place I am using as an example to show people how to respect the water that directly affects them. When hydrologists speak of restoration or en- hancement projects, they're usually talking about huge systems contained in massive areas of land, from 10 square miles to thousands of miles. They usually address the key problems and deficiencies both downstream and up- stream, as they are all connected. The goal of the example of creek habitat enhancement on my mother's property is to show people how to be conscious of their impact downstream. With thinning, removal of invasive plants and the planting of appropriate native species, I hope to improve this creek area. All natural waters have headwaters. This is my focus here. Everything that starts somewhere ends up some- where, and in hydrology it is no different. Trash especially chemicals and plastic can travel and affect living organisms thousands of miles from their deposition. This includes anything that you throw into your roadside gutter. I remember living in Santa Rosa as a 10-year-old after a big house-painting project we completed. I took the used paintbrushes and washed them out in the gutter. An hour later the police came to my house to ask me a few questions. To make a long story short, the paint went down the storm drain and completely contaminated the creek down the street. It had to be pumped and cleaned, costing the taxpayers thousands of dollars. Being careless costs everyone. Respecting water means you respect everyone and every- thing that is affected by it. Trash is not the only thing that affects habitats of animals and people. Whenever someone loosens soil in any way, whether that is through building a house or a highway, it impacts the amount of sediment in a system. Although it might not seem bad, many creatures depend on a very specific amount of sediment in creeks and rivers, including the mighty salmon. These are conditions they have been accustomed to for thousands of years. Disruption in the system without repair means decline and eventual failure. In the U.S. we are fortunate to have hydrologists who take care of these problems for us. But we are able to afford these luxuries less and less. That's why it's so important for people to start being more responsible. Most of us plan for the future and set up the best possible life for our children. What I am asking us all to do is simple. Respect your water. Think about what your actions create down- stream now, and for future generations. LAW, from page 3B Airway: In Greenville, a caller requested an ambu- lance for his mother who was ill and was having difficulty breathing. The call was trans- ferred to SLEMS. Indian Valley fire was paged. Wednesday, May 9 Fall: In Greenville, a caller requested assistance stand- ing. Indian Valley fire was paged. Stomach: In Chilcoot, a caller requested an ambulance because of stomach pain. The call was transferred to EPHC. Sierra Valley fire was paged. Miscellaneous Thursday, May 3 Mountain lion: In Greenville, two callers reported seeing a mountain lion near Riley's Jerky. The calls were trans- ferred to the California Department of Fish and Game. A deputy responded to check the area. Mountain lion: In Greenville, a caller reported a portion of her new roof had been peeled back. She said she believed that a mountain lion reported to be in the area had been climbing on her roof to sharpen its claws. The caller was advised to call DFG. Mountain lion killed: In Greenville, a caller said he @H|MNEY SWIEP SPEO|AL As a special THANK-YOU to all of our customers, from Chilcoot to Chester & beyond, we are again offering olir MAY SPECIAL. Let us provide; a professibnal'ifigpection and 'sWee p your chimney System during May and .we Will give you TEN DOLLARS off last year's rate. Customers who took advantage of the special in 2011 will receive the same rate. NEW CUSTOMERS CAN GET A DISCOUNT TOO! Give Diane a call and let's get this yearly maintenance item checked off your list in May. THANKS AGAIN for allowing us to bring you professional chimney services in Piumas. Sierra and Lassen counties for 8 years strong! Diane's cell # (530) 927-7459 Tyrus Herbertson - tyrus9@lycos.com s Chimney Sweep Service i had just shot and killed a mountain lion that had been killing his goats. The infor- mation was transferred to DFG. Tuesday, May 8 Dogs gone: In Graeagle, a caller reported a woman who was supposed to be watching his dogs gave them away. The caller asked to speak to a deputy. The deputy advised it was a civil issue. Backfire: In Quincy, dis- patchers received several calls from people who reported hearing a gunshot. Another caller reported the sound was from a car backfiring. A deputy reported he also heard the car backfire. Wednesday, May 9 Mountain lion: In Tay- lorsville, a caller reported mountain lion was treed in her yard. She said the lion killed a pregnant goat and then walked through her neighbor's yard and into hers. The information was transferred to DFG. A deputy responded and said the lion had jumped to another tree. CHP REPORT Rockslide, May 4 At 3:30 p.m., Trinity Hyde, 19, of Oroville, was driving a 1995 Toyota Corolla west- bound on Highway 70 east of the Butte-Plumas line, at a stated speed of 40 - 50 mph. He was traversing a slight right-to-left curve in the road- way when rocks, debris and boulders broke loose from the mountainside along the south road edge, falling into the west and eastbound lanes. According to the California Highway Patrol report, Hyde did not have time to avoid the boulders that were now in the eastbound lane. The front of the Toyota struck a large boulder and the vehicle came PASSAGES III .av,n00,rou00,e ..,n00,or.our.e00,care" I :> Premium, co-pays, and prescription drug costs? ]i If your income is less than $1396/month and your Ill ;avings are below $13,070 (slightly higher for couples)[[[ - You might be eligible for help [1 Call HICAP and find out how to apply II 1-800-434-0222 Ill www.passa,qescenter.orfl Ill This advertisement has been created by PASSAGES HICAP (Heaith Insurance m .....  neing&fdeviasecyeP&rgMradmaih-anciath`crharym Ill MATTR Twin sets from.. S EXTRAVANZA! Queen sets from Queen set (Reg.$799) Sat,, May19, 4pm ............. 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The Subaru crossed over the southbound lane. went off the road and struck a tree stump, which caused the vehicle to spin in a counterclockwise di- rection. It then overturned and came to rest on its top, partially blocking the south- boundlaneZ Griffithwas taken to Eastern Plumas Health Care in Portola with minor injurms. He had been wearing a seat belt. Left the roadway, May 11 At 2:02 a.m., a juvenile, 17, of Portola, was driving a 2003 Ford Mustang at an unknown rate of speed eastbound on Highway 70 approaching Delleker Drive near Portola. According to the CHP re- port, the juvenile attempted to make a left turn onto Delleker Drive, when she lost control of the vehicle and went through the intersec- tion and left the roadway. After leaving the roadway, the Mustang collided with a large wooden sgn, causing major damage to the vehicle. Following the collision, the driver was arrested for multiple crimes stemming from this collision. She and her passenger were both wearing seat belts; both received minor injuries. Overcorreeted, May 12 At 6:43 a.m, Jennifer Nakasu, 31, of Loyalton, was driving a 1999 Volvo $70 proceeding .south on Smithneck Road to the Sierra Brooks area of Loyalton. According to the CHP re- port, she allowed the right tires of the vehicle to leave the pavement. In an attempt to re-enter the roadway, she steered to the left. However, she applied too much steer- ing input and overcorrected, losing control of the vehicle. The Volvo slid across both traffic lanes, went onto the east shoulder, then slid into a ditch and overturned. Nakasu was able to extri- cate herself from the vehicle. Plumas County Sheriff's Deputy John Fatheree was in the immediate area and re- sponded to assist Nakasu until emergency personnel arrived on sCe. Fatheree coordinated emergency ef- forts until CHP arrival. Nakasu was subsequently arrested for alleged DUI. She had been wearing a seat belt and was flown to Renown Regional Medical Center by a LifeFlight helicopter. Overturned, May 13 Allison Gunier, 41, of Loyalton, was traveling northbound on Highway 49 just north of Hariot Lane in a 2008 Ford Focus, at 3:45 a.m. According to the CHP report, she veered to the left and off the opposite side of the road. The vehicle trav- eled approximately 80 feet before contacting a dirt berm and overturning onto its left side. The vehicle slid and then overturned onto its roof as it came to rest. Gunier was wearing a seat belt, and no injuries were reported. If you are ready to volunteer in Plumas or Sierra counties and don't know where to start looking, Call the Plumas/Sierra Crisis Line at 1-877-332-2754 or 283-4333 for referrals. Crisis Line  Resource 283-4333 z.._ Center 1-877-332-2754 or 283-5515 A prograi of Plumas Crisis Intervention & Resource Center J Horse Plus Humane Society P.O. 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