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Environmental Collaborative Planning Honey Lake Power Field Trip

Honey Lake Power Plant (photo by - State of California Energy Commission)
Honey Lake Power Plant (photo by – State of California Energy Commission)

Hey kids are you interested in the workings of an alternative energy power plant right here in our backyard? If so you are invited to join the Lassen County Environmental Education Collaborative on June 17th for a tour of Honey Lake Power Company in Wendel.

The LCEEC has coordinated an exclusive site visit with Honey Lake Power facility for students entering 7th – 12th grades.

First, the group will receive a guided tour of the facility (hard-hats and safety glasses will be provided) and, after a Q&A session, wrap-up the morning with a picnic lunch at Honey Lake Wildlife Area’s Fleming Unit.

The goal of the trip, according to Education Coordinator Jessie Diermier, is to introduce students to high-tech, energy resources and careers that exist right here in Lassen County.

“Each year HLP burns between 150,000 and 200,000 tons of woody biomass from the following sources: forests derived fuel, urban wood waste, and sawmill byproducts. Additionally, the project uses geothermal groundwater from local wells to preheat its boiler feed water, reducing the plants consumption of biomass.”

Scouting and educational groups are welcome to participate. Please contact Jessie Diermier to register and for more information on appropriate attire and necessary supplies: email [email protected] or call (530) 257-3252.

This event is a program of the Lassen County Environmental Education Collaborative, a partnership between the BLM Eagle Lake Field Office, Lassen National Forest, the Lassen County Office of Education and Lassen Land and Trails Trust. For more information about the Collaborative, the Trust, their work or about trails to enjoy, please visit www.lassenlandandtrailstrust.org.

Biomass is loaded into the hopper at Honey Lake Power (photo by - State of California Energy Commission)
Biomass is loaded into the hopper at Honey Lake Power (photo by – State of California Energy Commission)
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