The Cambrian

Cambrian letters to the editor, Jan. 21, 2015

The Cambria Garden Club received 10 racks of 98 growing cells each to plant in an effort to help replenish the Monterey pine forest.
The Cambria Garden Club received 10 racks of 98 growing cells each to plant in an effort to help replenish the Monterey pine forest.

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

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