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Judy’s Notes From McKinley Pond

This rescued hen adopted orphan chicks

This rescued hen adopted orphan chicks

For more than a year Judy McClaver has been working to rescue plants and wildlife during the pond renovation. Here are some updates.

“A few days ago I rescued a poor bedraggled mallard hen with a head wound and limp. I sent her to Steph at Skywater since I figured she needed long term recovery in a larger space than I could give her and she appeared depressed, though she was eating. She must have lost her brood recently. Steph got in eight little orphan ducklings today and set them up next to the hen. When the female mallard heard them cheeping she got really defensive, like they were hers, so Steph put her in with them and now they are a happy little family! This is amazing given ducks don’t adopt. She’s a lot happier with them and will likely recover faster from her injuries! The ducklings are only about two to three days old.

It’s these types of rescue outcomes that make the fatigue of all the calls and care more worthwhile.

Miss Grace at McKinley Park Preschool said she is glad the duck from the rose garden is safe. Apparently this one used to come into the preschool room looking for safe haven at times—once with her duckling in tow.

Nesting ducks were removed from the park and raised elsewhere to prevent delays of the project and save their lives.

Two safely fostered mallards with Angel Wing will be coming back to the pond.”

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East Sacramento Preservation Scholarship Deadline Looming!

images-1East Sacramento Preservation will provide a $500 scholarship to a college-bound public high school senior from East Sacramento. The scholarship will be awarded based on the applicant’s demonstrated dedication and desire to enhance his or her community. The student’s focus should be on preservation of worthy institutions, landmarks and a healthy neighborhood environment.

East Sacramento Preservation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit grass roots group. Our mission is to protect and preserve East Sacramento’s quality of life. We in East Sacramento Preservation help the community protect historic structures and classic parks. For more than 12 years, we have pushed for a safe and healthy environment in the community. We volunteer, advocate, speak out, underwrite speakers and forum, write and inform. We have wide support from the community both in and out of East Sacramento. Our supporters are concerned about honesty and sunshine in government and neighborhood preservation. We are a strong, organized neighborhood voice.

Applications are available now and are due on May 5, 2017. Winners will be notified by the end of May and the scholarship will be awarded at the East Portal Park—Pops in the Park Concert on June 3, 2017.

Basic eligibility:

Fall 2016 College Bound, Public High School Senior

Living in East Sacramento (area code 95819 and 95816—east of 30th Street)

How to apply:

2017 Application

East Sacramento Preservation Scholarship

East Sacramento Preservation offers a $500 scholarship to a college-bound public high school senior from East Sacramento. The scholarship will be awarded based on the applicant’s demonstrated dedication and desire to enhance his or her community. The student’s focus should be on preservation of worthy institutions, landmarks or the neighborhood’s environment.

Applications are due on May 5, 2017. Winners will be notified by the end of May and the scholarship will be awarded at the East Portal Park—Pops in the Park Concert on June 3, 2017.

Basic eligibility:

College Bound, Public High School Senior

Living in East Sacramento (area code 95819 and 95816—east of 30th Street)

Send your completed application to Scholarship at contact@eastsacpreservation.org

Please send the following information in the body of your email:

Last Name:

First Name:

Street Address:

City, State, ZIP:

E-mail address:

Date of birth:

Current School:

College you plan to attend:

Please send your essay as an attachment to your application or in the body of the email.

Complete an essay of no more than 500 words that addresses the following:

  1. Tell us about yourself. What motivates you and what plans do you have for the future? What initiative have you taken to better your community? How do you plan to not only advance your community in the future, but also protect its best qualities?
  1. We believe that “Preservation is a letter to the future.” What role do you believe preservation plays in East Sacramento?

All applications are due on May 5, 2017.

 

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