Seedlings replenish Cambria’s forest
After hearing a talk by Rick Hawley from Greenspace/Cambria Land Trust this fall on the condition of Cambria’s forest, the Cambria Garden Club decided to accept Mr. Hawley’s offer of volunteering to grow Monterey pine seedlings to help replenish our forest.
The Garden Club received 10 racks of 98 growing cells each to plant. Bags of organic soil and a genetic variety of the Monterey pine tree seeds were provided for the project. The seedlings sprouted within three to four weeks, and they are approaching 4 to 5 inches in height.
When the young trees reach the height of about 6 to 8 inches, they will be returned to Mr. Hawley. Several of the club’s members will participate in the planting of “their trees!” With the hope of El Niño rains this winter the success rate of the seedlings is promising.
Beverly DeLauer, Cambria
Speaking against rate increase
The organizational process of the CCSD and the nonelected manager lacks professional standards of a governing body elected by the citizens of Cambria. Trust, truth and transparency have been lost throughout these last years of Cambria’s weakened leadership of the above-mentioned organization.
At this juncture of another “project,” I am able to speak out in a vote of strong protest? The rate increase should not be activated.
Be aware of the water and wastewater charges for Cambria listed on your property tax bill for fiscal year July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. These charges began in the year 2010.
Patricia C. Wyse, Cambria
Other uses for new water plant
Regarding Cambria’s Emergency Water Supply project, rechristened of late as the sustainable water facility.
Might it be a good time to consider some “sustainable” uses for this colossus while awaiting the next 100-year drought? Community input is encouraged. First off, here are a few ideas for the San Simeon Pond. You know that military like barbed-wire-surveillance of beauty adjacent to our lovely state park.
1. Use it to grow catfish commercially.
2. Plant trout for recreational fishing — kids love that
3. Encourage remote-controlled model boat regattas.
4. Have hours for water dog owners to teach Fido about ducks.
5. Open it for high school science experiments — oh, no, that’s been tried.
Or it can just rot away — filters clogged with wads of cash
Geoff Palmer, Cambria
Thanks for Christmas Market
A huge “thank you” to Dirk Winter and his amazing Family for the Christmas Market.
Thank you, George Marschall, Kevin Ray, the hard-working Lodge and nursery teams for creating something truly magical. You have given us all indescribable joy.
Taylor Hilden, Cambria