Thomas Fire Recovery - Information and Volunteer Opportunities
Ventura County residents looking for information about Thomas Fire Recovery will want to check http://venturacountyrecovers.org/community-meetings/ for the very latest information from county, state, and federal disaster relief agencies. In Santa Barbara, residents will want to check here - https://www.countyofsb.org/fire-recovery.sbc
The agriculture community will be interested in a UCCE hosted workshop on fire and frost damage and preparation January 10th at the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula - http://ucanr.edu/sites/SAFELandscapes/?calitem=396547&g=29423
If you are looking for information about or volunteer opportunities to help with the recovery of natural areas, however, there are a few events coming up:
Ventura Land Trust will be hosting a volunteer opportunity for Martin Luther King Jr. Day January 15th at their Big Rock Preserve, http://www.venturalandtrust.org/mlk_20180115, and will also be hosting a lecture by my colleague Dr. Sean Anderson from CSU Channel Islands January 17th at 7:00 PM at Poinsettia Pavilion - http://www.venturalandtrust.org/lecture_thomas_fire.
I'll be speaking about fire recovery, invasive species, and erosion issues at the Santa Clara River Watershed Council meeting January 24th, 9-11 am at the United Water Conservation District, and February 24th at the Casitias Water District public meeting - more soon!
February 17th the Ojai Valley Land Conservancy's Plant Walk will include a talk by folks from the California Chaparral Institute - https://www.facebook.com/events/142471386462631/