Intermountain teens pitch in to help Burney Beautification

Tuesday morning, June 21 at 9 a.m. several of the teens from the Intermountain Teen Center joined Kaylyn Harper and Jill Binger to help beautify Burney in preparation for upcoming Burney Basin Days.

Morgan Herndon, Tyler Olney, Hayden Herndon, Kaylynn Harper, Hayden and Jill Binger beautifying Burney

Morgan Herndon, Tyler Olney, Hayden Herndon, Kaylynn Harper, and Jill Binger beautifying Burney

From June 20-23, three groups in Burney are providing volunteers. On Monday, Circle of Friends helped lay bark chips on the lot next to their building. Tuesday the Intermountain Teens pitched in. And on Thursday the Burney Can Goods Food Co-op is providing volunteers.

The wood chips for this project were donated by Burney Forest Products.

Laying chips near the teen center

Laying chips near the teen center

Kaylynn Harper, director of the Intermountain Teen Center has been working to provide a combination of activities, trips and service projects for local teens during the summer. Next week they have a camping trip to Lassen Park planned and later this summer they are going on a trip to Santa Cruz. The teens have also been working on a penny drive for the Burney Library.

Kaylynn Harper, Hayden Herndon, Tyler Olney, Jill Binger, and Morgan Herndon in the truck

Kaylynn Harper, Hayden Herndon, Tyler Olney, Jill Binger, and Morgan Herndon in the truck

By 10 a.m., the crew had finished spreading wood chips at the first location and headed down Hwy 299 to work on two more plots by Mountain View Road. The boys spread chips and the ladies pulled weeds.

Morgan and the crew working by Mountain View Road

Morgan and the crew pulling weeds

Chelsea Sabin from Circle of Friends, who assists Kaylynn at the Teen Center, also came to lend a hand.

Chelsea Sabin came to lend a hand

Chelsea Sabin came to lend a hand

Jill Binger has been working for several years with Rick Morris and others for Burney Beautification planting flowers and doing landscaping on numerous sites around town. Ms. Binger said that they are beginning a new project named “Adopt a Plot.” People can choose a beautification site to maintain. For details call Jill Binger 335-3828.

A hard copy version of this article also appeared in the Mountain Echo 6/28/16

 

 

 

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