Roughly seven months ago I introduced our nest box program which had the goal of partnering with farmers and others to install nest boxes on their land.
Here's where we are at so far:
-Approximately 1,100 board feet of wood donated.
-$550 donated by farmers in response to our efforts
-Donations(lumber and cash) by:
- Fairless Farms(Caruthers)
- Don Cameron of Terranova Ranch(Helm)
- Southern California Edison - Steve Byrd
- Moss Lumber Co.
Farmers and other recipients
-McFarlane Farms(Sanger) - Citrus and Almonds
-Fairless Farms(Caruthers) - Raisins
-Richard Walker(Lindsay) - Citrus
-Don Cameron(Helm) - Diversified farmer/organic and conventional
-Shaun(Caruthers) - Raisins and Almonds
-Peter Filippi(Sanger) - Citrus etc.
-Il Giardino Farms - Organic vegetables
-CSUF Ag Lab
-San Joaquin River Parkway Trust - Jensen River Ranch property
-Hudson Farms(Sanger) - Peaches
- KMJ Farm Report
- Fresno County Farm Bureau Friday Follow-up
- The Grower (potential)
- Western Ag Press (potential)
- Wood Duck
- Tree Swallow
- Barn Owl
- Burrowing Owl
Number of Boxes
- In a few weeks we will be hitting 100 boxes
Number of Non-Members who Built
- 14 at roughly six boxes each
Members and others who built or helped in other ways:
-Ken and Sandi Schulte
-Ruben and Mary Rodriguez
-Liz Hudson (Fresno County Farm Bureau)
Thanks to everyone for their help! If I missed anyone I apologize and please let me know I missed you.