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10 The Julian News Outdoor Buildin _ El Ca•on 619-442-0658 Escondido 760-745-6800 |  tq Sorrento Valley Produc 858-452-0520 San Marcos 760-727-1510 Murrieta 951-698-0215 Chula Vista 619-585-3620 Girl Scouts Building Green continued from page l A Truly Green Building We want girls to model the values they experience, so we are using environmentally friendly "straw-bale" construction to build the center. This "green" building process relies on leftover wheat, oat, barley, rye, or rice bales from fields in the Imperial Valley. We will stack them on the Center's cement slab to form walls, which will then be covered with fire-retardant stucco. Insulating the Center with this local agricultural by-product will lower heating and cooling expenses, decrease air pollution and particulates by cutting the amount of straw burned, and reduce the fossil fuels needed to transport construction material. More importantly, straw bale construction allows us to practice Girl Scouts' "learn by doing" approach to leadership development. Arranging straw bales is so easy that Girl Scout troops and volunteers from our council will participate in the facility's construction. Troops can also leave a lasting legacy through the oak floor tiles created from trees felled by last year's ice storm. Troop numbers will be burned into the tiles; the price of $100 each will help offset construction costs. Environmental stewardship-- and the leadership development, confidence and self-reliance required by stewardshipare at the core of he Girl Scout mission. We expect the Center to become the hub of our council's environmental and life sciences programs. Girl Scouts has a longstanding commitment to treasuring natural resources. The first Girl Scout handbook, How Girls Can Help Their Country, encouraged girls to participate in local conservation programs. Current Girl Scout handbooks include activities like Earth and Sky and Eco Explorer for Girl Scout Brownies, Earth Connections and Eco Action for Girl Scout Juniors, and Planet Power and Space Exploration for teen Girl Scouts. Our council's environmental education program provides experiential learning activities designed to inspire girls to understand the natural world, the environment and their relationship and responsibility to it. During peak summer camp months, our council will staff Camp Winacka's Environmental Center with an environmental science counselor. This professional will teach girls how to view microscopic pond life or identify mountain lion scat, for example, or how to "discover" one of the 15-20 recognized archeological sites on the property. Girls can choose natural science activities individually or with guidance from their camp counselors, who are specially trained to identify their interests and cultivate their intellectual curiosity. Girls will have a menu of activities to choose from. Troops may access the environmental center throughout the year, when they may continue to use its full range of resources. Troop leaders and counselors may check out binoculars, magnifying glasses, bug boxes, field guides, test kits, weather study equipment, and storytelling puppets. Leaders will have the instructional outlines and resources to lead meaningful and fun activities, including: • STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) program activities • Hands-on, interactive lessons for girls and self-led resources for leaders • Building and maintaining bird feeders • Environmental group games • Composting and recycling activities • Cloud tracking and weather studies • Pond study and water recycling activities • Study of indigenous animals including activities from the text Exploring Wildlife Communities from Girl Scouts of the USA • Activity kits related to Girl Scout earned recognitions like badges, and interest projects When the Center opens in summer 2010, we will inaugurate it with an exciting new program. Our council was one of 12 selected nationwide to participate in Forever Green, an innovative new environmental science program that will culminate at Girl Scouting's 100th anniversary in 2012. Girl Scouts of the USA's goal is to have thousands of Community Action Projects running by its centennial year. Through the projects, Girl Scouts will develop and use leadership skills to: December 9, 2009 • Improve air quality • Encourage responsible energy use • Educate and advocate for efficient water use • Teach effective waste management • Champion the use of green space Forever Green will reinforce Girl Scout environmental values for the next generation of leaders, and inspire them to incorporate ecological awareness into their daily lives. Tell us what you think! 2760 HIGHWAY 79, 3BD.3BA Large 2 Car Attached Garage 2835 Sq. Ft. 5 Acres In Town site. New Quality Custom Home. Travertine Stone Floors In Kitchen, Baths & Laundry Granite Counter tops & Knotty Alder Cabinets Throughout, Concrete Siding. Must See!! $975,000 '"WE DO A LAND OFFICE BUSINESS" • P.O. BOX 636 • JULIAN, CA. 92036 7448 FORTY ROD TRAIL 3 bedroom 2 bath manufactured home/desert getaway. Great layout, large deck, nice view of the mountains, built-in bookshelves, plantation shutters, over-sized bathtub. Needs some TLC but has lots of potential. Flat 1 acre, usable yard with a well, 5000 gallon water holding tank and outbuildings. Footings in place for a 2 car garage. Peaceful and secluded. $189,000 RENTALS WE OFFER ONE MONTH FREE RENT FOR APPROVED TENANTS ON SELECTED PROPERTIES • 2605 WASHINGTON STREET. ResidentaI-Commercial Rental. 1Bd.lBa. Corner Lot, Historical Building, Excellent Location, Extra Building For Business. Or ? $1200/mo • SHELTER VALLEY - 3 bedroom, 2 bath on 1 acre. $900/mo • 4248 PINE HILLS ROAD " 3 bedroom, 2 bath., 4+acres, well, beautiful view and property, washer/dryer. $1200/mo 760.765.0035 • fax 760.765.3823 leIMMil!hn: ) 00:il 37+ ACRES, NEWLY REMODELED 2 Bd. Cabin On Vulcan Mt. Hunting & Relaxing, Year Round Stream Runs Near Cabin. Beautiful Old Growth Cedars. Locked Gate For Security. Occasional Snowfall. Large Fireplace. Warm And Cozy $695,000 JimMzzone ecfielit' ................ =altbr#2ssociate ......... ReBeccaRiCliBrbler= : +....4....................... -,.-,.y ..................... T'.' -..,+ .................. :  : .............. 3BD.3BA.2483 SQ.FT.2.28 ACRES CUSTOM HOME 3 Car Attached Garage + 2 Car Detached Workshop, Quiet Cul-De-Sac, Fabulous Views, Beautifully Landscaped This home is Top Of The Line and Impeccably Maintained. Must See. Priced Right at $692,000 3138 SALTON VISTA DRIVE .24 Ac. 1Bd,lBa. This home is fully furnished and ready to move right into, the gardens are beautifully landscaped, the home is clean and cozy. There is a bunkhouse as well as a garden shed, the lush trees provide shade for the fish pond and stone walkways. This is truly a little doll house. And a must see for $239,000 848 MANZANITA 2 Bedroom, 2 Bath, .38 Acre - 1920 Sq.Ft., Huge family room w/fireplace. Perfect home for two separate 1 bedroom, Living units, access from two streets, lots of parking, lovely yard. Enter from Pheasant Drive. $298,000 3 BEDROOMS, 3 BATHS 2400 square ft., 2 plus acres, large family room. 2 car garage. Level usable land fully upgraded , $549,000 ' ,i@ 4747 LUNETA DRIVE 3Bd, 2Ba, 2 Car Garage, Almost One Acre, Beautiful Trees, Stainless Appliances, Wood Floors In Kitchen/ Dining. Tile Baths, Corian Counters. $475,000 VACANT LAND OPPORTUNITIES BORREGO SPRINGS: Beautiful .53 Acre parcel of flat land located on corner lot with water meter installed, electricity close, great views. $66,000 MASON VALLEY: 67 acres of flat land, has well, septic, old shed, trees, views, easy access on S-22. $385,000 CUYAMACA: 34791 NATCHEZ TRAIL, .64 acres, very usable, beautiful trees, septic installed, electricity and water at property. Pad ready to build. $209,000 WYNOLA: 4.74 ACRES TOTAL Wynola: 3.51 Acre wooded parcel with building pad and county approved septic layout for 3BR home. $235,000 Oak Hill Lane: 1.23 acre parcel has county approved septic layout for 2BR. Electricity at corner. Majestic oaks and views. $135,000 .84 ACRES IN WHISPERING PINES: 3BR septic layout. Great access. Beautiful trees. Gentle slope. $160,008 716 HACIENDA DRIVE - KENTWOOD: .47 Acres with septic and water meter, good views, level lot, access on two roads. $99,000