SAFE Alternatives for our Forest Environment
Calendar of SAFE and other environmentally related meetings, events, etc.

2014:
SAFE MEETINGS & POTLUCKS are held on SUNDAYS in MARCH, JUNE, and NOVEMBER (annual meeting). The next SAFE meeting is on SUNDAY JUNE 8 in Hayfork at the residence of Bob & Jan Mountjoy at 1pm. The annual meeting will be on SUNDAY NOV 16 in Weaverville at the residence of Bob Morris at 1pm.

2014 CALENDAR:
SUN APRIL 13: HAYFORK - TIMBERJACKS 4H CLUB MEETING at Hayfork Youth Center at 5pm. Projects in swine, dairy goats, horses, poultry, beekeeping, sewing, electronics & electric, etc. Membership is open to children 5 and older and to parents or caretakers who would like to volunteer time to teach a skill or supervise a project. Children can become members even if parent is unable to lead a project, but they must attend meetings regularly. Visitors are welcome but must follow fairgrounds and 4-H rules of conduct. More info: call Kathy at 628-4221 or 628-4400. Second Sunday each month.

MON APRIL 14: WEAVERVILLE - WEAVERVILLE AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER ACTION TEAM (DAT) MEETING at Trinity County Library Conference room at 7pm. Shasta chapter of DAT provides free training, including CPR and First Aid. They respond to house & forest fires, power outages, stranding due to weather, and more! There are DATs in Weaverville, Hayfork, Lewiston, and Trinity Center/Coffee Creek. The future goal is to have all of Trinity County covered, even in more rural areas like Junction City/Down River, and Van Duzen/Ruth/Southern Trinity. That way, not just a small group of people will have to do it all, they will have local groups in all communities. If you are interested in helping to protect your community: call Katie Quinn (Lewiston DAT) at 778-3307, Barbara or Mike Bagnod (Weaverville DAT) at 623-1142 or Mike Hurley at 778-0577. Second Monday each month.

TUES APRIL 15: LEWISTON - LEWISTON AMERICAN RED CROSS DISASTER ACTION TEAM (DAT) MEETING at lower level of Community Center at 6:30pm. Shasta chapter of DAT provides free training, including CPR and First Aid. They respond to house & forest fires, power outages, stranding due to weather, and more! There are DATs in Weaverville, Hayfork, Lewiston, and Trinity Center/Coffee Creek. The future goal is to have all of Trinity County covered, even in more rural areas like Junction City/Down River, and Van Duzen/Ruth/Southern Trinity. That way, not just a small group of people will have to do it all, they will have local groups in all communities. If you are interested in helping to protect your community: call Katie Quinn (Lewiston DAT) at 778-3307, Barbara or Mike Bagnod (Weaverville DAT or Hayfork DAT) at 623-1142 or Mike Hurley at 778-0577. Third Tuesday each month.

TUES APRIL 15: HAYFORK - HAYFORK COOPERATIVE MEETING at Northern Delights Coffeehouse at 7pm. Acorns are especially timely because this is the time of year people indigenous to Hayfork and the surrounds, the Nor Rel Muk band of the Wintu Nation, celebrated and prayed for this year’s acorns. Acorns were a major food for them, and remain a very important source of subsistence for mammals and birds, including deer, grey squirrels, grey foxes, rabbits, raccoon, quail, wild turkeys, and worms. Acorns are important to more than 100 vertebrate species. With the appearance of sudden oak death in Trinity County it is also a good time to focus on the tree’s importance and like the ancestors, pray for the oak’s well being. Ted Dawson has been teaching children and others here about acorn meal and other native foods and medicines he learned about from his Nor Rel Muk grandmother. Ted has a passion for his ancestral ways and is devoted to sharing them.  He completed a degree as a Health Educator at UC Santa Cruz and also earned an Herbalist Certificate after completing a two-year program at The Global College of Natural Medicine. Most importantly he gained first hand information from the elders. Drawing from all this information  Ted developed his Mountain Wintu Herbs line of products which he will have available with him. He is also a health consultant. Ted has a wonderful enthusiasm for his topic and welcomes others’ questions and comments. Come learn about and celebrate that mighty servant plant, the oak tree. Events are always free, but they ask for donations for presenters and for Northern Delights for providing such a pleasant place to meet. You can check out books from Hayfork Cooperative’s lending library managed by Judy Godair. Feel free to bring seeds, plants, bulbs, gardening magazines and periodicals to share. They do not ask for dues as this is a cooperative. However, please support Northern Delights with your business. They want everyone to have a say in programs and decisions and here to guide only, not to push a program. More info or if you have suggestions talk to: Susan Bower. All are welcome to this free event. Third Tuesday each month.

WED APRIL16: HYAMPOM - HYAMPOM COMMUNITY SERVICES DISTRICT BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETING at 7pm. HCSD governs operations of Hyampom Volunteer Fire Department (HymVFD). HymVFD services include both structure and wildland firefighting, and emergency medical services provided by staffing and operating the Hyampom Ambulance. Recently, HCSD has also been responsible for coordinating, planning, and implementation of fire safe grants and fuels reduction projects within Hyampom Valley. Currently, meeting notifications and agendas are posted on community bulletin board. Their goal is to also use email to communicate with interested community members. Additional emails may include notifications about a change in meeting times and/or dates, special meetings, and fire safe planning or project activities. If you'd like to be on HCSD email list: email John Rapf at jrapf@hughes.net or Pat Mortensen at patmortensen68@gmail.com. Third Wednesday each month.

THURS APRIL 17: SOUTHERN TRINITY, CA - HUMBOLDT-TRINITY RECREATION ALLIANCE (HTRA) MEETING at home of Millie Pollard (432 Van Duzen Road) at 6:30pm. More info: call Gail Glass at 707-574-6269. Third Thursday each month.

TUES APRIL 22: WEAVERVILLE - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING in BOS chambers at Trinity County Library meeting room at 9am. View meeting info, agenda, and archived minutes. Second & fourth Tuesdays each month. See 2014 BOS meeting calendar.

THURS APRIL 24: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY COUNTY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL MEETING at TCRCD conference room on Horseshoe Lane (behind front office) at 7pm. More info or for agenda: contact Noreen Doyas or Pat Frost at Trinity County Resource Conservation District (TCRCD) at 623-6004. Fourth Thursday each month.

WED MAY 7: LEWISTON - GARDEN CLUB MEETING at Community Center. Social time is 12:30-1pm. Meeting & presentation at 1pm. Refreshments served afterward. Guests always welcome. More info: call Carolyn Rhody at 623-6170. First Wednesday each month.

THURS MAY 8: WEAVERVILLE - GOLDEN AGE CENTER DISASTER ACTION TEAM MEETING at Center at 10am. Public is welcome. More info: call 623-4472. Second Thursday each month.

TUES MAY 13: WEAVERVILLE - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS MEETING in BOS chambers at Trinity County Library meeting room at 9am. View meeting info, agenda, and archived minutes. Second & fourth Tuesdays each month. See 2014 BOS meeting calendar.

WED MAY 14: HAYFORK - OFFICE HOURS FOR SUPERVISORS JOHN FENLEY & KARL FISHER at Trinity County Fairgrounds 1:30pm-4pm. Second Wednesday each month.

WED MAY 14: WEAVERVILLE - FIRST WEEKLY FARMERS MARKET of the season at Highland Art Center Meadow 4pm-7pm. Produce, sprouts, plants, flowers, herbal products, and more. Live music by various local musicians and groups.

FRI MAY 16: HAYFORK - FIRST WEEKLY FARMERS MARKET in Hayfork Park (new location!) 4pm-7pm. Produce, sprouts, and flowers.

FRI MAY 16 - SAT MAY 17: MT. SHASTA CITY, CA - 5TH ANNUAL NORTHWEST REGIONAL FIRE SAFE CONFERENCE at Mt. Shasta City Park. Registration form due: MAY 1, 2014. 10 scholarships available; scholarship deadline APRIL 25, 2014. Send completed registration form along with payment to: Fire Safe Council of Siskiyou County, 206 Shasta Avenue, Mount Shasta, California 96067. Make checks payable to: Fire Safe Council of Siskiyou County. More info: call 926-2089 or email novavita@scglobal.net. DIRECTIONS: From Interstate 5, take Central Mt. Shasta Exit #738 into Mt. Shasta City; Follow West Lake Street to intersection of North Mt. Shasta Boulevard, take a left at 2nd stop light (0.4 miles); follow North Mt. Shasta Boulevard until you reach Nixon Road and take a left (1.1 miles); immediately take a right onto Road #2M010 (157 feet) into Mt. Shasta City Park entrance; City Park Dudes and Daisies Lodge will be on left-hand side, approximately 0.3 miles from park entrance.
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LOOKING AHEAD:
WEEKLY FARMERS MARKETS MAY - OCTOBER 2014: Buy local and organic!
WEDNESDAYS in WEAVERVILLE - FARMERS MARKET at Highland Art Center Meadow 4pm-7pm. Produce, sprouts, plants, flowers, herbal products, and more. Live music by various local musicians and groups. First Market will be WED MAY 14.

FRIDAYS in HYAMPOM - FARMERS MARKET outside of Community Hall in mornings. Contact a vendor for the time.

FRIDAYS in HAYFORK - FARMERS MARKET in Hayfork Park (new location!) 4pm-7pm. Produce, sprouts, and flowers. First Market will be FRI MAY 16.

TRINITY COUNTY CHILDREN'S GARDEN PROJECT needs your help! Their funding was cut pretty hard and they are trying to raise funds to keep their garden sites in Hayfork and Weaverville alive. Desiree Coutinho, coordinator of Trinity County Children's Garden Project invites you to help save our Children's Garden Project. If you would like to donate to the cause, call Desiree Coutinho, Weaverville coordinator, at 541-864-0210; or Shaunee Carini, Hayfork coordinator, at 628-5258.

"75% of food and fiber we grow today was discovered and cultivated by native farmers and hunter-gatherers of North, Central and South America. These indigenous varieties include corn, beans, peanuts, cotton, potatoes, tomatoes, chili peppers, avocados, blueberries, cranberries, strawberries, squashes, black walnuts, pecans, chocolate, tobacco, rubber, sunflowers, and medicinal herbs and plants." Read rest of article.