At-risk youth camping, rehabilitation of the Lassen Peak Trail, and improved historical and geological information for park visitors are among Lassen Volcanic National Park projects that will benefit from “A Passion for Lassen,” a fundraising benefit open to the public, being held by the Lassen Park Foundation on Saturday, Aug. 25 at the national park’s southwest visitor center.
The event, will be held at the Kohn Yah mah-nee Visitor Center, near Mineral and will include a barbecue dinner catered by Robbie Clearie of Clearie’s in Redding, live music and silent and live auction items, available for public bid.
Among auction items are a signed George Rodriguez silkscreen print (Blue Dog), private airplane flight to Carmel for golf and lunch for four, a four-night stay in a luxurious vacation home at the Sunriver Resort in Oregon, a three-night stay in a deluxe cabin for six at Elk Meadow in Redwood National Park, a three-night stay at Drakesbad Guest Ranch in Lassen Volcanic National Park, a day trip for four with lunch at Angel Island State Park, VIP Cline Cellar tour and wine tasting in Sonoma, and a two-night stay in a tent cabin in the Redwoods at Big Basin State Park. There are additional auction items listed at biddingforgood.com/lassenparkfndtn/auction.
The Lassen Park Foundation is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization that provides philanthropic support to preserve and interpret the natural and cultural resources of Lassen Volcanic National Park and its environs, for present and future generations. Areas of focus include youth programs, enhanced interpretive and educational activities, trail restoration, wildlife research, and cultural resource development.