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ON MAY 3, PANORAMA VISTA WILL PARTICIPATE IN 'THE GIVE BIG KERN' EVENT.

WHAT 'GIVE BIG KERN' IS ALL ABOUT

The Kern Community Foundations announces is lst annual GIVE BIG KERN Day, May 3.  This is a unique and special day for philanthropy across Kern County. Its a day for Kern County to come together with one voice of support for our charities, big and small On May 3, 2016, join us here to find your passion, donate to your favorite causes, pledge volunteer hours, learn about new nonprofits, and share the excitement!

Schedule your donation now or come visit again on GIVE BIG KERN May 3, 2016 - to make a contribution to the nonprofit of your choice. Your donation could help them win prize grants and fulfill match opportunities. Join us in making a BIG difference for our community!

Panorama Vista Preserve  is excited that it is part of the big GIVING DAY     


HOW TO DONATE TO THE
  PANORAMA VISTA PRESERVE?
   
CLICK ON  THIS LINK:
    Kern River Corridor Endowment   *


*  (The Kern River Corridor Endowment  owns Panorama Vista Preserve and is a 501c3 organization.  Your contributions are tax deductible.)


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Kern River at Rocky Point, Panorama Vista Preserve
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LOGO EVENT IS SPONSORED BY THE  KERN COMMUNITY FOUNDATION


Panorama Vista Preserve is on Facebook.




WHY GIVE TO PANORAMA VISTA PRESERVE?  THESE ARE ITS AIMS: 


To improve  wildlife habitat along the river through revegetation with native plant species.
 To provide educational opportunities for local children and researchers.
  
To  provide low impact recreational opportunities not harmful to the wildlife habitat .

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS 
Carolyn Belli -- President
Andy Honig -- Vice-President
Tom Fallgatter -- Secretary
Dona Schilling -- Treasurer
             
Julie Rentner -- Ecologist/Advisor
Joe Belli -- Preserve Manager
Sasha Honig -- Webmaster
Kathi Parks -Education Outreach
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Contacts:
Website  email
Preserve Information Call 872-3569 or
                319-5805 or email
Education outreach call 366-2744 or 204-2550 or email


The Panorama Vista Preserve  is located on both sides of the Kern River bounded by north Bakersfield on one side and Oildale, California. on the other.  Even in drought, the river flows gently into the preserve and provides valuable habitat for birds and other wildlife.    It is private land held in trust for the public;  its owner is the Kern River Corridor Endowment and Holding Co.  (KRCE), a non-profit 501 (3) c entity;  its Board of Directors are unpaid volunteers.
       The Preserve  may be accessed from the red points indicated on the map (right)

PARK AND WALK LOT  (west side)  Drive east on Roberts Extension until you reach a large parking lot on the north side of the road.  There is a locked gate across the road and you must walk or ride your bicycle or horse from this point.  The parking lot is large enough to accomodate horse trailers.

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  yellow map

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Panorama Vista logo, designed by Chalita Brossett Robinson, BC Art Professor, ca. 1997.




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Panoramic photograph from 1910.  The Kern Island Canal (now called the Carrier Canal) is at the far left of the photo;  the Panorama Bluffs are not in the picture but would be just above the canal.  The river is seen toward the middle, thickly fringed with vegetation.  The Kern River Oil Field is beyond the river.

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Since PVP is a nature sanctuary, visitors need to be aware that there are certain restrictions  on its use:

Restrictions
    • Dogs must be on leash or within voice command of their owners.
    • No hunting, but fishing is allowed.
    • Only authorized vehicles may drive on the property.
    • For safety of their riders, horses have the right of way. Runners, walkers, and bicyclists must step aside and quietly let riders go by. 
    • If you see   motorcycles, aggressive dogs,  or people behaving inappropriately, please report to the  Animal Control, Bakersfield Police (if on south side of the river), or Kern County Sheriff (in on the north side.) 
    • Please do not litter.  This is not a public park maintained by county or city employees to pick up your garbage.
    • Use is at your own risk.

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BaldEagle Mar
                              12, 2016     

In March 2016, this handsome bald eagle made a stopover on the Preserve.  It originated on Santa Rosa Island and was probably going east.   Its visit emphasizes that the Preserve is an important corridor on the Pacific Flyway. 

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IN APPRECIATION
The Board of Directors  would like to thank the corporations, local schools, teachers and  citizens' groups  local, state, and federal organizations, programs and agencies for their support:




UPCOMING EVENT:      GIVE BIG KERN     MAY 3




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Updated April 23, 2016
S. Honig unless otherwise noted.  All photos by S. or A. Honig unless otherwise noted.                  Sasha Honig, Webmaster