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Martha Culbertson has studied with some of the world’s most celebrated cooking teachers: Julia Child, Jacques Pepin, Diana Kennedy and Simone Beck. Living abroad, traveling extensively and always looking for new food experiences has given depth to her teaching. Martha’s classes are intended to expand culinary horizons. They are developed for people who like to cook and want to get better by learning new skills and who will enthusiastically explore food from all over the globe. Her classes were named “Best Cooking Classes” by the Press Enterprise. These classes are VERY popular and sell out quickly. If you would like to take any or all of her classes, you must act fast. They start Oct. 3 and continue through her special Thanksgiving class on Nov. 21.

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Due to the recent fire on the Reserve, the 2019 Family Wildlide Day event has been cancelled.

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SRPNEF presents annual $45,000 donation to RivCoParks to fund the third grade education program and to support education operations at the SRP Visitor Center. Pictured – Shirley Broz – SRPNEF CFO, Erin Gettis, Bureau Chief/Planning and Development for RivCoParks. Donations provided to RivCoParks since 2004 total $720,000.



Evacuation orders for our local communities affected by the Tenaja Fire have been lifted. However, the fire is still active. RivCoParks’ Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve will remain CLOSED until further notice.

The 2020 Summer Concert Lineup is Set

The dates for the 2020 Summer Concert Series presented by Plateau Vineyards are all set. We have a great season scheduled.

June 27 – Art Show Opening Night Reception
July 4 – Concert Opening Night – USA Tribute – BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN EXPERIENCE
July 11 – Garth Brooks Tribute – THE GARTH GUY
July 18 – Queen Tribute – QUEEN NATION
July 25 – Motown/Temptations Tribute – MOTOWN MAGIC
Aug 1 – Heart of Rock n Roll – HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS
Aug 8 – Willie Nelson Tribute – TRUE WILLIE BAND

Here’s a small sample from the True Willie concert on August 10, 2019. He will be part of the great 2020 lineup we have scheduled below.

The Santa Rosa Plateau
Needs Your Help!

Will you help restore and reopen the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve located in Murrieta, California that was severely damaged in the Tenaja Fire? Please give at our GoFundMe page. Donations are 100% tax deductible. 

Congratulations to our Nature Education Small Grant Program Awardees

Meet our grant recipients of the first annual Nature Education Small Grants sponsored by Pechanga Development Corporation and the Tate Law Group of Murrieta – Grants were awarded at SRPNEF’s annual “Member Mingle” meeting held on June 26.

Erica Brannon, Science teacher Murrieta Mesa High School received $1,200 for her project “A Bug’s Life/Aquatic Habitat Health” Pictured L-R – Shawn Patton, Pechanga Development Corp, Ginny Kishbauch. Chair SRPNEF Education Committee, Erica Brannon, Scott Richards, AVP Murrieta Mesa High School, Sharon Tate/Tate Law Group.


Kathy Blakemore, Science teacher from Lake Elsinore Middle School. Received $4,800 for her “Expedition SRP” science project. Pictured L-R – Shawn Patton, Pechanga Development Corp, Ginny Kishbauch, Chair SRPNEF Education Committee, Kathy Blakemore, Jason Wheelock, AVP Lake Elsinore Middle School, and Sharon Tate, Tate Law Group.


Thank you to the Pechanga Devlopment Corp and Tate Law Firm for sponsoring the grant program.

Our mission: Educate and empower youth to appreciate, preserve and protect nature.

Our vision: Children and youth in our communities will become the new generation of environmental stewards with an active understanding and love for the natural world in which they live. Our unique program of funding and developing hands-on environmental programs is designed to encourage innovative projects that inspire, educate and empower children and youth to appreciate, preserve and protect nature.

We accomplish this…

  • through the hard work of dedicated volunteers, Docents and teachers,
  • with the help of our many partners, from individuals and governments to local nonprofits and corporate donors,
  • and by using an inclusive and collaborative approach to program development and staying true to our six unique core values.

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