We are looking for people with a positive and friendly attitude that are interested becoming volunteers at Colonel Allensworth State Historic Park. Volunteer opportunities include welcoming park visitors at the visitors’ center, interpreting the historic building, or behind the scenes work such as housekeeping and maintenance. The two day training course is Sept 24 and 25, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Park.
The course includes a general history of the Allensworth colony, interpretive skills and techniques, how to give a tour, correct period attire, and how to engage young visitors.
Lunch will be provided Saturday, but you must bring your own lunch Sunday.
Those interested in attending the two day course should contact Thomas Stratton, Friends of Allensworth Statewide President, at (530) 949-2168 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Stephen Hill, Sr.
August 17, 2011
The draft Environmental Impact Report/Statement (EIR/EIS) for the Fresno to Bakersfield section of the California High-Speed Train System has been released. The draft evaluates six High-Speed Train (HST) alignments. The BNSF Alternative is a single continuous route from Fresno to Bakersfield. The Allensworth Bypass is one of five bypasses being considered for this section of the HST. The Allensworth Bypass would diverge from the BNSF Alternative at Avenue 84 in Tulare County and swing west of Allensworth State Historic Park, rejoining the BNSF Alternative at Elmo Highway in Kern County.
The California High-Speed Rail Authority is accepting public and agency comments on the Draft EIR/EIS until September 28, 2011. After reviewing the public comments the Rail Authority will issue a final project EIR/EIS that includes responses to the submitted comments and the preferred alternative route. According to the Next Steps Schedule (below) operation of the Fresno to Bakersfield section of the High-Speed Rail will begin in 2018.
|Next Steps Schedule|
Sacramento, CA 95814