Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve raises signed steel beams for new outdoor pavilion

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Major donor to the Santa Rosa Plateau Nature Education Foundation and contractor of Electric Work, Inc. Jon Reuter (left) and Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve park interpreter Rob Hicks, stands at the site of the new pavilion construction project one year after the Tenaja Fire destroyed the preserve's original pavilion. Jon Reuter has donated time management to the preserve's pavilion construction. Valley News/Shane Gibson photo
It was a quiet, but much anticipated moment as the first steel beams were hoisted into place on the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve’s new outdoor pavilion at the visitor center, which will replace the first stage that was destroyed in the Tenaja Fire in September 2019. The heavy black beams installed by workers were even more meaningful to the more than 100 Forever Beam Builders, who each had their names painted in white on the beams. The Beam Builders raised more than $13,000 to rebuild the stage and pavilion from the ground up. Donors who helped fund the construction of the new pavilion have their names signed on beams that will be raised to cover the new stage at the Santa Rosa Plateau Ecological Reserve Visit
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