SLV water board member steps down
Jim Nelson, a member of the San Lorenzo Valley Water District’s board of directors since February 2000, announced his resignation at the board’s June 7 meeting.
“I’ve enjoyed serving on the board, but it’s time to spend more time in other areas of my life, includingCampJoy,” he said, referring to the organic family farm in Boulder Creek he has run since 1971.
Nelson was elected to the board in November 2000 [mel1] and was re-elected three times. During his tenure, the district successfully acquired the Felton water system from California-American Water in 2008.
The district plans to appoint a new director at its regular July 5 public meeting. Board members will select from candidates who are registered voters of the district.
Questions about the application process can be directed to the district’s secretary.
For information: 430-4636.
Camp Harmon welcomes AmeriCorps team
A team of young adults arrived at the Easter Seals’CampHarmonin Boulder Creek to work with children and adults with disabilities for several weeks as part of their service in the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps.
Scheduled to be at the camp until July 11, the team will work on multiple projects atCampHarmon, including serving meals to the campers, creating camp activities, helping with camp maintenance and assisting camp counselors with other projects.
For information: www.americorps.gov/nccc
Ham radio clubs plan emergency exercise
TheSan LorenzoValleyandSanta CruzCountyamateur radio clubs will host their Field Day 2012 emergency-preparedness event June 23 and 24.
Each June, participants embrace the challenge of remaining vigilant and ready to serve with radio communications skills in an emergency or disaster.
The joint club event will begin at 11 a.m. June 23, a Saturday, and continue for 24 hours.
As part of a nationwide contest, members will set up in a field at the Cal Fire’s training facility, 13575 Empire Grade Road, with radios, antennas and emergency power.
Their objective is to perfect remote field operations and teach the public about the amateur radio service — ham radio — and its role as part of the country’s communications backbone during natural disasters.
For information: 408-507-9054.
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