ABOUT THE REBUILD
The iconic 131-year-old Honey Run Covered Bridge (pedestrian-only since 1965) was destroyed in the November 2018 Camp Fire. In January 2019 a group of public and private stakeholders decided to do everything possible to rebuild the beloved Covered Bridge. The Bridge had been publicly-owned by Butte County, but with public funds unavailable it was decided to transfer ownership to the nonprofit Honey Run Covered Bridge Association who would rebuild the Bridge entirely with private donations. The total cost of the rebuild is estimated at $3.7 million. $1.5 million has been raised thus far which nearly covers our engineering plans, permits and Phase 1 construction (foundations, columns, abutments, slope protection). Phase 1 construction was completed in November 2020. Phase 2 (flooring and trusses) will start in summer 2022, pending funding. Phase 3 (siding and roof) will follow in 2023, pending funding. Every donated dollar matters!
HERE'S HOW YOU CAN HELP!
We need you! Help Rebuild The Honey Run Covered Bridge and preserve the park. Recurring $10 or $20 (or more) monthly donations will help get it done.
Our goal: 1,000 monthly donors.
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Robert Catalano passed away on April 23 with his best friend and true love, Chris Jennings, at his side. He was 69 years old. Robert and Chris were a talented musical duo; they played guitar and created beautifully harmonized vocals. They lived a contented life together. Robert, a Bronze Star and Purple Heart decorated Vietnam War veteran, was a man of many talents and experiences. Before becoming a licensed family therapist he worked with the National Park Service in Yellowstone, as a US Forest Service fire jumper, and at various other occupations during his travels around the world. More recently he finally found a place that he called home, Butte Creek Canyon. There he made many friends and was an active community leader. He ably served as president of both the Centerville Recreation and Historical Association and the Honey Run Covered Bridge Association. He was instrumental in transferring ownership of the Bridge from Butte County to the nonprofit Honey Run Covered Bridge Association. He led fund-raising efforts to rebuild the covered bridge after its destruction in the 2018 Camp Fire and oversaw Phase 1 of the rebuild. He was also one of the lead authors of the Butte Creek Canyon Overlay, which updated zoning of the canyon. Robert’s keen wit, insightful commentary, astounding memory, and good company is greatly missed by many. Happy trails, old friend.