News 2005...

FBBFS provides fun and games at Claremont’ Village Venture . . .
22 October 2005

The Friends of the Field Station hosted a game booth for kids at Claremont’s Village Venture Arts & Crafts Faire. Over 20,000 visitors attended this annual event, which features original art, unique crafts, international food, a children’s Halloween costume parade, the Scarecrow of the Year, and The Great Pumpkin Contest.

City Council Dismisses Appeal by Students for the BFS...
27 July 2005

At their July 26th meeting, the Claremont City Council declined to consider declined to consider an appeal submitted by the Students for the Bernard Field Station. The Students for the BFS had appealed the Architectural Commission adoption of the Mitigated Negative Declaration for the environmental impact of the Claremont Graduate University’s proposed Graduate Student Housing Development, which will require widening College Avenue, with the consequent loss of up to 10 feet of the western side of the BFS. The Council concluded that no relevant new information had been provided and that all of the relevant issues had been addressed by the Architectural Commission.

You can read the City Council minutes -- see pages 6-7.

FBBFS participates in July 4th festivities...
4 July 2005

FBBFS in July 4th parade
The Friends in the Independence Day Parade
Photo courtesy

The Friends of the Field Station participated in Claremont’s Independence Day Celebration with a game booth for children, an information booth, and a parade entry. The Friends also sponsored a banner.

Architectural Commission approves CGU Graduate Housing project...
29 June 2005

At their June 29th meeting, the City of Claremont Architectural Commission adopted a Mitigated Negative Environmental Impact Declaration and approved plans for the proposed Claremont Graduate University graduate student housing development north of the Claremont School of Theology. The project requires widening College Avenue, which will encroach into the western side of the BFS. Input by the Friends resulted in several mitigation to reduce the impact on the BFS, including reducing the width of the road from 34 to 30 feet, a stipulation to minimize damage to the existing vegetation, and an agreement to replace any damaged plants in kind with native plant community components.

You can read the Architectural Commission minutes -- see pages 4-10.

FBBFS presents display and games at Folk Music Festival...
22 May 2005

The Friends had a booth at the Claremont Spring Folk Festival with informational displays and badge-making with BFS plants and animals for kids (of all ages!).

FBBFS sponsors BFS lichen survey...
22 May 2005

Kerry Knudsen
Kerry Knudsen inspects a lichen at the BFS

On January 17th Kerry Knudsen, Curator of Lichens at the University of California Riverside Herbarium, carried out a lichen survey of the BFS. FBBFS will pay for the cost of curating voucher lichen specimens at the UCR Herbarium.

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