SAVE THE DATE!  July 21, 2018

Annual Friends of Humbug Gathering


More information is on the way, please check this page again in the weeks to come for regular updates, including location and event details.




PRESS RELEASE for last year's Gathering

July 26, 2017


2017 FRIENDS OF HUMBUG Event Summary

Public potluck celebrating the Maidu Summit Consortium’s efforts in Humbug Valley


Near Chester, CA, July 26, 2017– Another successful gathering was held in Humbug Valley this year honoring the Maidu Summit Consortium’s member group, Friends of Humbug. We served a potluck lunch to our estimated sixty public donors and guests as well as providing traditional arts performances. The event was hosted at the Yellow Creek Hunters Camp, near Yellow Creek. The event was held in this new site, due to PG&E having closed its Yellow Creek Campground this year for maintenance, the typical location of our annual gathering.




"This family friendly event means a lot to our many donors and volunteers. We enjoy providing this potluck gathering every Summer as a means of recognizing goodwill and celebrating the important commitment to our efforts shown by the public."  ~Kenneth Holbrook, Director


The Friends of Humbug Gathering 2017 was sponsored by the following local companies; Feather River Land Trust, Sage Creek Insurance, Coldwell Banker Kehr/O’Brien, Feather River Properties, and Lassen Drug Co., who generously contributed to the cost of the festivities and to whom we are grateful. A raffle of many unique and special prizes was staged and many of our guests contributed to the fun.


"We all had an awesome time. Myself and the family were very touched by the event and the positive energy." ~Wendy Planck, Friends of Humbug member


Maidu Summit Consortium & Conservancy is a non-profit group representing nine member organizations of Maidu Indians of Lassen and Plumas Counties, in their united quest to protect and steward our traditional homelands. Our land conservation projects focus on sacred sites and critical habitats that are integral to our goal of enhancing the resources that allow for the lifeways of the Maidu People.


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©Jane Braxton-Little 2017.  Maidu Summit Consortium’s Friends of Humbug Gathering 2017, held at Yellow Creek Hunters Camp in Humbug Valley. Partial assembly of this year’s donors and guests. Photo taken July 22nd, 2017.

©Jane Braxton-Little 2017.  Beverly Benner-Ogle, founder of the Friends of Humbug and the current Vice-Chairperson for the Maidu Summit Consortium. Photo taken July 22nd, 2017.

©C.L. Quigley 2017.  Raffle items being perused by guests at the 2017 Friends of Humbug Gathering. Photo taken July 22nd, 2017

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