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Job Opening: Community Fire Resources Coordinator

Trees Foundation seeks to hire a Community Fire Resources Coordinator (Fire Resources Coordinator) to work directly with the Southern Humboldt Fire Safe Council in planning, funding, and implementing community wildfire preparedness goals. They are seeking a reliable, motivated, and experienced individual with excellent communication and organizational skills. The position will remain open until filled, but applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP. An hourly wage will be negotiated based on experience, with a minimum of 20 hours per week and potentially full-time hours.

Please visit the Trees Foundation website for applications and a job description.

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Wild and Scenic Film Festival

The lovely people at Friends of the Lost Coast are hosting their annual film festival on Saturday, November 6th this year! It will be a virtual event this year so you can enjoy from anywhere you’d like. Viewing will open at 5:00 pm and will be available for 48 hours. On-line ticketing will be available on the Friends of the Lost Coast website soon! Previously the event was scheduled to be hosted on October 3rd. However, the viewing has been pushed up to November 6th. Mark your calendars!

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New Purple Air Sensor!

There’s a new Purple Air air quality sensor at the community center.  That makes a total of two of these air quality sensors in the Mattole Watershed. The other sensor is located down Lighthouse Road. Data collected from these sensors is sent back to the Purple Air website in real-time for all to see. We’d like to thank the folks at the North Coast Unified Air Quality Management District for donating the sensor and making this possible!

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BLM Fire Prevention Order

As of August 11th, due to dry conditions, no campstoves or fires of any kind are permitted anywhere in the King Range National Conservation Area, Lost Coast Trail, or developed campgrounds. See the attached photos below for details!

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Trivia BBQ Night at the Nursery!

We are thrilled to announce our first in person event since COVID began, our Trivia BBQ fundraiser at the nursery, July 23rd! Show up and take part in a team trivia contest while listening to some music from some great Humboldt bands. There will be prizes for winning teams! For food or drink, you can purchase a ticket for $20 that comes with a gourmet burger, dessert, and a drink (local wine, beer, or mocktail). Tickets are available online here, the Petrolia General Store, or at the door.

Online ticket sales will end at 12:00 AM on the 23rd.

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Nick’s Interns Application Deadline Extended!

The deadline to apply for the 2021 sessions of Nick’s Interns has been extended to May 7th!

2021 dates are as follows:

MRC/Petrolia: June 21st – July 8th
BLM/Whitethorn: July 6th – July 22nd

All applications must be received by May 7th 2021.
Click here to download the application.

Submit applications via fax to (707) 986-7374 or email to
Applications may also be submitted by mail at the following address:
Mattole Restoration Council
Attn: Nick’s Interns
51 High Court
Whitethorn, CA 95589

Visit the Nick’s Interns page to learn more!

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