By Linda Coverdale
contributing writer 

What's Up in Bear Valley Springs?


February 4, 2023

On Thursday, Jan. 12, the CSD Board met for its first meeting under the new leadership. One of the main topics was authorizing GM Malinen to execute a contract to rehabilitate several of our wells that have been inoperable for a few years.

Five wells may come back into operation. Will Parks spoke to the topic. They have been inoperable for several years due to lack of funding, but with the upgrade in water bills, the funds may now be available.

A deed of easement was accepted by legal counsel, Don Davis, to open a hiking/equestrian trail from 27800 Plantation Court into the meadow toward the currently flush Surprise Lake.

A lengthy discussion was held with the Regent of UC Davis regarding collaring some of our mountain lions to follow them and determine their health and well-being. The mountain lions are subject to health issues due to in-breeding because of their limited territory. It got a mixed reaction from the Board, with Directors Grace, Jensen and Frevert, and eventually Quinn, disagreeing with it. Director Hernandez supported it. The large crowd in attendance seemed mostly in favor of the effort.

If you have not yet taken in the gallery at the Oak Tree Country Club, check it out. Currently three artists have work up there in co-operation with the BVS Cultural Arts Association. Malissa Rodriguez of the BVSA came up with the concept and the display is lovely. Artists will be changed out every three months. If you are an artist and belong to the Cultural Arts Association, or wish to belong, check out the website at Your art could end up in that gallery. The membership form is on the website.

Bear Valley Springs is a private gated community in which the residents pay an annual association amenities fee. To visit, a non-member or non-resident must arrange with a friend or family member in the community for a guest pass that would permit them to engage in the activities. Guest passes will be checked.


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