Read SAFE News online! Colleen O'Sullivan is the SAFE News editor and newsletters are published every other month. Read February and March 2013 and January, March, May, July, September, and November 2012. Read back issues (2008 - 2012) on Projects Page. Newsletters are in PDF format, so you will need Adobe Acrobat to view them. If you enjoy reading SAFE News online, please consider a donation. If want to read SAFE News in paper form, you can subscribe to SAFE News by emailing Virginia Rice. You can also pick up the latest SAFE News at Weaverville, Hayfork and Lewiston libraries, as well as at Mountain Marketplace in Weaverville and Norel-Pom Natural Foods in Hayfork. Note: SAFE News is on break until FEB 2013.
In January 2012 SAFE News there is an article about the Trinity River and Trinity Lake and how they are threatened by the Peripheral Canal or Tunnel. Click here to download and print a sample letter you can mail (or email) to Barbara Boxer regarding this issue.
In January 2011 SAFE News there is an article about Assembly Bill 32 and Forest Carbon Offset Rules. Read letter that S.A.F.E. signed onto that was sent to California Air Resources Board.
Read the Winter 2011 issue of Forestland Steward newsletter. It has an inspiring look at Community Forests in California. Each of the four community forests featured has a unique approach based on the community's needs and circumstances. All the links in this pdf are live. Click on them to connect to more information.
Upcoming environmental events:
2012 SAFE MEETINGS & POTLUCKS are held in SUNDAY in MARCH, JUNE, and NOVEMBER (annual meeting). The next SAFE meeting is SUN JUNE 23 in Hayfork at Bower residence. Meeting is at 1pm, followed by potluck. Please bring a potluck dish to share. More info or for directions: call 623-5410 or email Virginia Rice.
For complete list of upcoming events including SAFE meetings, please see Calendar of environmentally-related events.
SAT MAY 11: HAYFORK - TOWN MEETING WITH SUPERVISORS JOHN FENLEY & KARL FISHER at Trinity County Fairgrounds (?) in late afternoon. See posters on door of Post Office.
SUN MAY 12: HAYFORK - ANNUAL MOTHER'S DAY CELEBRATION & PLANT SALE at Sunshine Gardens 10am-2pm. Live music, lots of plants, and more!
SUN MAY 12: 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. Confirm, due to holiday!
WED MAY 15: HAYFORK, CA - COMMUNITY PLAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING (HCPAC) - cancelled for May! More info or for date of next meeting: call Bob or Jan Mountjoy at 628-4474.
THURS MAY 16: HAYFORK - HORSE MANURE PICKUP DAY at Jim Thorpe's ranch starting at 11am. To help defray the cost of fuel and tractor maintenance, THF is asking for a donation of $5 per load. More info or for directions: call Bobbi at 628-9429.
SAT MAY 18: HAYFORK - TRINITY HOMEGROWN FOODS EDIBLE PLANT TOUR & POTLUCK at VFW Hall starting at 9:30am. Group will head out to the field for a hands on lesson of major edible and medicinal plants. They will then return to VFW hall for a potluck starting at 2pm. Bring along a harvesting container and a pocket knife or scissors for collecting and a dish to share for the potluck.
MAY 15 - MAY 29: WEBINAR SERIES: ECOLOGY & ACTIVE MANAGEMENT OF RIPARIAN VEGETATION IN FORESTED LANDSCAPES. More info at University of California Forestry website. Register online. You can also contact Dr. Richard Harris at email@example.com or call 707-685-5508. No charge for participation.
THURS MAY 16: 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 MAY 21: HAYFORK - HAYFORK COOPERATIVE PLANNING MEETING at Northern Delights Coffeehouse at 6pm. They always appreciate feedback as to what they are doing right; what they need to improve upon; and what they need to add (or subtract), basically goals and visions for their cooperative. Third Tuesday each month.
TUES MAY 21: HAYFORK - HAYFORK COOPERATIVE PUBLIC MEETING at Northern Delights Coffeehouse at 7pm. Presentation by Carol Fall. She will talk about food safety. Some folks are surprised about the potential for food-borne illness from their garden, especially with the shift to sustainable practices and use of raw manures. She'll skip the food safety in the kitchen part and focus on gardens & farms (especially important for people who donate veggies to Food Banks, senior centers, or sell to others), basic info on farm safety plans. Normally, you can check out books from Hayfork Cooperative’s lending library managed by Judy Godair - but she will be out of town! Feel free to bring seeds, plants, bulbs, etc. to share. If you have magazines and periodicals that you are finished with and would like to give them to others before recycling them, feel free to bring them to share. They do not ask for dues as this is a cooperative. However, please support Northern Delights with your business or a small donation. They want each of you to have a say in the programs and in the decisions. They are here to guide only, not to push a program. More info or if you have suggestions talk to: Susan Bower, Garrett Spillane, Peggy Siers, Adrian Keyes, or Todd Taylor. All are welcome to join them for this free event. Third Tuesday each month.
THURS MAY 23: WEAVERVILLE, CA - TRINITY COUNTY FIRE SAFE COUNCIL MEETING (TCFSC) at TCRCD conference room on Horseshoe Lane (behind front office) at 7pm. Meeting is open to public. More info or for agenda: contact Noreen Doyas or Pat Frost at Trinity County Resource Conservation District (TCRCD) at 623-6004. Regular meetings are on fourth Thursday each month.
SAT MAY 25 - MON MAY 27: JUNCTION CITY - 31ST ANNUAL BIGFOOT GEMBOREE GEM & MINERAL SHOW at North Fork Grange Hall (131 Dutch Creek Road). SAT: 10am-5pm; SUN 10am-5pm; MON 10am-4pm. Free admission. Gems, minerals, fossils, rock products, raffle, drawings, demonstrations, exhibits, children's activities, indoor dealers, and outdoor tailgaters. Presented by Trinity Gem & Mineral Society. More info: contact Lucy DeMaris, c/o TG&MS, PO Box 159, Weaverville, CA 96093-0159; call 623-1183; or e-mail TrinityGemAndMineral@Peoplepc.com.
MON MAY 27: MEMORIAL DAY!
THURS MAY 30: HAYFORK - YOUTH RESOURCE FAIR at Hayfork Elementary School Gym 12:15pm-4:30pm. The idea of the Resource Fair is to widen our youth’s eyes to the wonderful job opportunities out there in the big wide world. In particular, our goal is to expose students to all of the great local services, natural resources, careers, and recreational opportunities in our area. The Watershed Center would like to invite you to present at this event. They are enthused to offer this event again and we need your help! Fair will provide a space for your organization to share info, facilitate activities, and connect with students. They have held two in past years that have been well-received by elementary students; this year they have been provided a grant to expand their outreach to parents as well. In 2011, Hayfork Cooperative Extension brought a goat for kids to milk, and Ascend Wilderness Experience simulated challenges that kids might face on a hike. Content of your booth is up to you, and everything is appreciated. Just keep in mind that hands-on is key to holding their interest and that it should be a quick activity - 5-10 minutes at most because kids have about 30 minutes to visit all booths. Set-up will begin at 12:15pm, and students will rotate through by age group from 12:45pm-3pm, then we will open it to parents until 4:30pm. Snacks and set-up support will be provided. More info or if you are interested in hosting an activity or an info: call Ingra at 623-3747 ext. 1.