Next General Meeting - Thursday, February 14
Why's & How's of Forest Fires in CA
Have you ever wondered why there are so many forest fires in California?
Molly Day will be our speaker in February. She is a former hotshot in fighting forest fires. While Molly shudders at the thought of rappelling out of a helicopter or jumping out of a plane, big monster fires don’t phase her. Now a Fire Prevention Officer on the Stanislaus National Forest in California, Molly worked on the Stanislaus Hotshot Crew for ten years and her favorite part of the job was burnout operations– starting backfires to eliminate the fuels in between a fireline and the front of a fire. “I loved those big firing shows, when you and the crew just become another force of nature.”
Molly Day’s favorite National Forest is the Stanislaus, and she’s devoted her career to it. Now, a couple of decades later, Molly is still working in the world of wildfire. Molly will be answering many questions about forest fires when she speaks to us in the general meeting.
Learn and Grow
by Chris Guptill
I am honored to be the guest speaker for the Modesto Garden Club on Thursday, February 14th, 2019. I will be discussing Operation 9-2-99, a volunteer effort to reclaim, rehabilitate and restore the area along the Tuolumne River in Modesto from the 9th Street Bridge to Highway 99 by removing trash, tires, shopping carts, and abandoned camps in order to return this blighted area to a public space and riparian river habitat that the community can be proud of and can safely recreate.
I will discuss the background to starting the project, what the project has accomplished, our successes and failures, and what the future holds for a clean, natural environment that protects our parks and waterways for recreation in Modesto.
Next General Meeting - Feb. 14
Hospitality: 10:00 - 11:20 a.m.
Learn and Grow: 10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
General Meeting and Program: 11:45 - 1:30 p.m.
Second Thursdays, September - May except December
Location: Trinity United Presbyterian Church, 1600 Carver Rd, Modesto