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Indian Valley Record Wednesday, Sept. 8, 2010 5A WATER, from page 1A and federal sources, since Greenville was classified as a disadvantaged community and the district did not have enough in reserves to solve the problem. "Our congratulations go out to the board of directors and staff of the Indian Valley Community Services Dis- trict," he wrote. "Their persistence and dogged deter- mination were key to the success of the project." During its August meeting district directors spoke of organizing a tour of the new treatment plant. Barring special meetings, directors of the Indian Valley Community Services District meet the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the Indian Valley Civic Center, 430 Main St. in Greenville. For more information, call 284-7224 or visit indian- valleycsd.com. Chief Water Operator Jesse Lawson checks the membrane filtration system which con- sists of two banks of these tubes i each filled with 4,000 hollow spaghetti-like tubes that filter water through microscopic-sized holes even an air molecule cannot get through. At a glance, top center, one can see how much water is being used in Greenville at any given moment. Greenville water customers may rest assured they have some of the cleanest drinking water in the state, with two stand-alone high-tech water filtration systems. The redundancy is in unlikely event one system ever fails. Photos by Alicia Knadler CAP, from page 1A "Yeah, I am surprised," said Hathaway. "The proponents did not offer a solution. Our board asked them to, but they didn't. The good part is the community has stepped forward and spoken." Measure B caps the PDH property assessment at $50 per $100,000 of assessed value. Voters passed the assessment to fund a new hospital in July 2008. When property owners received their tax bills a year ago, the assessment was much higher than estimated, setting off a year of controversy that convulsed the com- munity. Ranch gets $2 million for habitat restoration Delaine Fragnoli Managing Editor dfragnoli@plumasnews.com The California Wildlife Conservation Board has approved more than $21 million in funding, including approximately $2 million for a project in Plumas County, to help restore and protect wildlife habitat throughout the state. The 16 funded projects will provide benefits to fish and wildlife species, including some effdangered species, and increase public access to these lands. The funding for these pro- jects comes from recent bond initiatives approved by the voters to help preserve and protect California's natural resources. The board approved a $1,993,500 grant for a coopera- tive project at the Goodwin Ranch in Red Clover Valley, 10 miles north of Beckwourth in Plumas County. The California Rangeland Trust will work with the Department of Fish and Game, the Northern Sierra Partne.rship and the Sierra Nevada Conservancy to acquire a conservation ease- ment of approximately 3,900 acres for the protection of rangeland, riparian and wet meadow habitat, and conser- vation of critical wildlife migration corridors. According to conservation board documents, the land- owner has agreed to sell the easement for the appraised fair market value of $2,520,000. The Sierra Nevada Conservancy contributed $460,000 and the Northern Sierra Partnership $66,500. The Feather River Land Trust, headquartered in Quincy, is a partner in the Northern Sierra Partnership. Paul Hardy, executive director of the land trust, called the grant "exciting news." He said the California Rangeland Trust would hold the easement, which will ensure the ranch will not be subdivided and will continue to operate as a working cattle ranch. According to the conservation board, the ranch typically runs 500 head of cattle a year. Hardy also said the easement would build on the extensive watershed work Feather River Coordinated Resource Management has completed on Red Clover Creek. Hardy praised landowner George Goodwin for his patience the deal has been in the works for five years -- and "wonderful" conserva- tion values. In neighboring Butte County, the California Wildlife Foundation was granted $117,000 to conduct environmental reviews and analysis required by the California Environmental Quality Act for the construc- tion of a 1.5-mile accessible pedestrian trail at North Table Mountain Ecological Reserve. Feather River Coordinated Resource Management completed a stream restoration project on the Goodwin Ranch, outside of Beckwourth, in 2008. The California Rangeland Trust has been awarded a $2 million grant for a conservation easement on the property. The easement will help protect the ranch's riparian and meadow habitat. Photo courtesy of Feather River Coordinated Re- source ManagementJPlumas Corporation Indian ']alley A,,:ademy promotes rigorous-.,l:udy Linda 'Satchwell Staff Writer Isatchwell@plumasnews.com The new Indian Valley Academy, which was begun in response to perceived defi- ciencies in the Greenville schools, started Monday, Aug. 23, with 35 sixth- through eighth-graders en- rolled. IVA's student handbook gives a glimpse of the kind of education proponents of this new school hope to achieve. School staff members admit in their handbook that the academy is a work in progress. A central tenet of the school is respect and respon- sibility on the part of stu- dents respect for them- selves and for others; and, personal responsibility, as well as responsibility for their community and the larger world. "All students will be im- mersed in rigorous acade- mics and meaningful extra- curricular activities support- ed by a close-knit community of teacher/advisors who will enable them to achieve their leadership and academic po- tential and to become cre- ative thinkers and compas- sionate human beings." IVA functions under the Plumas Charter School um- brella as a classroom-based program with an unusually long school day. Part of the plan is to have no homework. Instead, the school day runs from 7:45 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. Any student who hasn't completed his work at 4:15 is expected to stay until the work is done. Curriculum will focus on vocabulary, grammar and composition; an integrated reading, literature, history and geography program; math; science; life skilts; study skills; health and nutri- tion; learning the basics of sports and physical activity; career exposure (theme based); agriculture; and for- eign language (beginning spring semester). The academy has a strict uniform policy. 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