Scavenger Hunt Winners!

The 2021 Scavenger Hunt has concluded and we have some great winners.  The Mother Lode Land Trust, Farms of Amador, and the Foothill Conservancy would like to thank all of our neighbors who joined us in this fun hunt.  We heard from families throughout the County, and we even had an out of area contestant!

Scavenger Hunt results are as follows:

Winner of the “Best Family Effort” category: Rachel Enos with her daughters, Khloe and Sadie
“We had a really fun time and learned a lot about the history of our town [Ione].  Khloe loved Iron Ivan the best because “It’s a cute little train.” Sadie absolutely loved the Ione hotel. She said “It’s beeeeaaaauuutifulll with a GORGEOUS chandelier.” They both said our town is really old!!  They also didn’t know we had a lot of Chinese settlers who lived here.” – Rachel

Winner of the “Most Creative” category: Lexi Himmel with her MSSYV Popsicles (Milk, strawberry, sugar, yogurt, vanilla) recipe using local ingredients. Lexi used milk from her own cow to create this delicious treat!  “It was very fun making the popsicles and sharing the recipe. I also enjoyed giving the popsicle recipe a name.” -Lexi

Winner of the “Best Hidden Treasure” category: Hannah Granger with her lovely drawing of miniature roses found at the Motherlode Exchange Market on old Jackson Gate Rd. Hannah says, “Finding the 10 different leaves was her favorite part and then seeing all of the different trees at all of the stops.”  

Stay tuned for more fun and interesting ways to get outdoors in our community!  Mother Lode Land Trust, Farms of Amador, and the Foothill Conservancy are planning a few more events for community members of all ages.  Star gazing, tree planting, wildflower hikes, art and photography in nature; are just some of what we have in the works.  Visit for dates and additional information regarding upcoming events.

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Leslie Smith, Sutter Creek, CA: Raised in Washington State, Leslie is a happy California transplant having moved to Sunny Sutter Creek full time in 2020. As a nascent fly fisher and lifelong skier, she is committed to the natural environment and brings extensive organizational and finance experience to the board from a nearly 40 year career in banking.