Read SAFE News online! Colleen O'Sullivan is the SAFE News editor and newsletters are published every other month. Read February, March, May and July 2013. 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 making a donation. If want to read SAFE News in paper format, 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.
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 NOV 10 in Weaverville at Bob Morris residence.
For complete list of upcoming environmentally related events including SAFE meetings, please see Calendar of environmentally-related events.
SUN NOV 10: LEWISTON - SAFE ANNUAL MEETING & POTLUCK at Bob Morris residence on Little Browns Creek. Arrive between 9am and 10am. Coffee and scones will be served. Promptly at 10am-12noon: Wilderness map meeting (for those SAFE members who are interested). 12pm-1pm: Bring a bag lunch and eat and hike around the property. Or stay inside, eat and visit. 1pm-4pm: Annual SAFE Meeting. 4pm: Potluck. Please bring a potluck dish to share. For directions: call Bob at 623-5410. More info: call 623-5410 or email Virginia Rice.
SUN NOV 10: 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.
WED NOV 13: HAYFORK - OFFICE HOURS FOR SUPERVISORS JOHN FENLEY & KARL FISHER at Trinity County Fairgrounds 1:30pm-4pm. Second Wednesday each month.
SAT NOV 16: WEAVERVILLE - TRINITY HOMEGROWN FOODS NORTH COUNTY CHAPTER MEETING at Young Family Ranch at 10am. Different presentation each month. All THF events are free and open to everyone and usually include some kind of a potluck or shared food. You can pick up free seeds from THF seed bank. General meetings are held at Young Family Ranch, unless specified otherwise. If you are interested in influencing the content of local presentations please go to survey page on UC Extension website so that you can let them know what kind of presentations & workshops you'd like them to put on. It'll only take a minute of your time and you'll be a better person for it. Third Saturday each month.
TUES NOV 19: HAYFORK - HAYFORK COOPERATIVE PUBLIC MEETING at Northern Delights Coffeehouse at 7pm. Different presentation each month. HC events are always free. They do ask for donations for presenters and for Northern Delights for providing such a pleasant place to meet. Check out books from Hayfork Cooperative’s lending library managed by Judy Godair. 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.
WED NOV 20: HAYFORK - COMMUNITY PLAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEETING (HCPAC) at Trinity County Fairgrounds meeting room at 6pm. Public is welcome to attend and participate. More info or to request an agenda by mail: call Bob or Jan Mountjoy at 628-4474. Agendas are also available at Hayfork Library the week before the meeting. Third Wednesday each month. NOTE: Please confirm this meeting as it may not be happening this month!!
WED NOV 20: 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or Pat Mortensen at email@example.com. Third Wednesday each month.
THURS NOV 21: 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.
THURS NOV 21: 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. NOTE: Changed day this month, due to Thanksgiving.
WED DEC 4: LEWISTON, CA - GARDEN CLUB MEETING at Community Center. Social time is 12:30-1pm. Meeting & presentation at 1pm. Refreshments served afterward. Guests always welcome. First Wednesday each month. More info: call Carolyn Rhody at 623-6170.