Held six successful clean-up days to help preserve the lake and protect the wildlife
Constructed a Mary Lake community bulletin board where community residents (as well as Friends of Mary Lake) can post informational items
Became a Federal and State recognized 501c non-profit organization.
Held four Spring Flings – a community festival with activities, food, and drink for members and neighbors to experience the park and meet with like-minded individuals. One activity was the planting of native willows and oaks that were sprouted from acorns found at Mary Lake Park
Worked with local Boy Scouts to build and install six bat houses to help the native population of bats
Helped the native wood duck population during their breeding season by building and installing four wood duck houses
Completed the design and installation of three Interpretive Exhibits on the topics of History of Mary Lake, Birds of Mary Lake, and Wildlife of Mary Lake
Completed a major planting of 40 valley and blue oaks along Lakeside Drive. We are using temporary water reservoirs with each plant to improve their ability to survive Redding's summers. These reservoirs will be removed when the plants are healthy.
What we are working on now and Future plans:
Working on completing the Interpretive Exhibit project with a fourth display on the Flora of Mary Lake
Helping Mary Lake Park participate in the Re-Oak Redding project
Working with the City of Redding towards clearing and replanting Mary Lake Park following the Carr Fire
Researching our options for buying water from outside sources