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TuCare Membership Drive

Several local residents will be receiving a telephone call this evening from TuCare asking for new memberships, renewal of memberships and/or one time donations.

Executive Director Melinda Fleming was Thursday’s KVML “Newsmaker of the Day”.

TuCare stands for Tuolumne County Alliance for Resources and Environment, Inc. It was established to enlighten and advise the public on conservation and the wise use of our natural resources.

Although many local residents have heard of TuCare, not everyone knows exactly what TuCare is or does.

TuCare is involved in issues related to public and private lands usage which TuCARE feels is essential for a vital and functioning local, and state economy and the organization has provided various educational programs to school children, which at times, includes hands-on field trips.

“Like other non-profits, TuCare isn’t supported by large corporations to the extent that we can do without our members.” Fleming said, “It is important for the community to be involved, so that they know what’s going on with our local natural resources .”

Fleming said that it is the “programs” that cost the most money for TuCare to operate. Seventy-seven percent of all donations help to run programs such as Tours for Kids, ranch, field and forest trips and the free forums that are offered annually to the general public. The overhead itself is less than 13% of the entire operation.

Indivdual and family memberships are $40 per year. Business memberships are only $130 per year. There are special funds that can be supported as well.

Donations can be made by calling (209) 586-7816 or by logging onto www.tucare.com

The “Newsmaker of the Day” can be heard each weekday morning at 6:47, 7:47 and 8:47 on AM-1450 KVML.

Written by mark@mlode.com