With regret, Friends of the Fiscalini Ranch Preserve (FFRP) has had to cancel Songs for the Season this year. With the County still under an indoor mask mandate and the future uncertain, the FFRP decided it was too risky to hold an indoor event centered on eating, drinking, and singing. In place of Songs, an online auction is being arranged – lots of wonderful items have been lined up – in the next couple of weeks.
So many fun and joyful events have been missed over the last two years. The FFRP needed to cancel all in-person events since early 2020 but is hopeful now that 2022 will be a better year. Over 100 Cambrians attended Songs in 2019 and even more were looking forward to it this year. Planning for the event was well along with Dianne Anderson and Cindy Pierson working hard in collaboration with a very dedicated and organized team of experienced volunteers. All of their work is most gratefully appreciated.
In addition, the Thanksgiving weekend tree planting must be postponed. The designated trees are just too small to ask them to fend for themselves. They are in need of a few more weeks of care and feeding to grow large enough to survive on their own. Nearly 20 community volunteers are continuing to nurture around 300 little Monterey pines.
In other ways, the year 2021 has been amazingly productive on the Ranch with recovery from the January storm complete, weeding and ice plant removal making great progress, school and public programs back on track, and plans for a new accessible trail and restoration nursery well underway, among other achievements. Protection and restoration of the Ranch is only possible because of the generosity of our supporters. Please keep an eye out for the auction and the rescheduling of the tree planting. The Ranch thrives with the help of its friends!