Readers’ corner 6/18/07 |

Readers’ corner 6/18/07

Town Hall meeting on our air quality: Jeff Kane let me know about this event, which is Wednesday night and sponsored by APPLE (Alliance for a Post Petroleum Economy). Jeff, who is a doctor, says the following:

“Ozone in the air is invisible but hazardous. According to the American Lung Association, Nevada County’s ground-level ozone is 12th worst in the nation. Unlike adjacent regions, our level is rising. We’re feeling it, especially those whom ozone harms the most – children, pregnant women, the elderly, athletes, outdoor workers and those whose immunity is already compromised, such as those receiving chemotherapy. More than one out of six of our children now has asthma, a rate 17 percent higher than the rest of California.”

Jeff has a group called Save the Air Nevada County. He says at this meeting you’ll learn why we’re so dangerously polluted and what we can do about it. It’s at the Unitarian Universalist Hall, 246 S. Church St., Grass Valley, at 7 p.m. Suggested donation $3.

How to self-publish: Carole Carson, author of “From Fat to Fit,” wants to teach others what she learned in the process of publishing her own book. Her talk is called “Three ‘Must Know’ Tips Before Self-Publishing.” There will be a question-and-answer period following her talk and she will sign copies of her book. This is happening from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Thursday at Booktown Books, 132 S. Auburn St., Grass Valley.

Land Trust Summer Camps: Here is a submitted testimonial from a camper, Alexa Simpson, who is 15. I edited it a bit for space.

“Hey kids, listen up! It’s summer, school is out, and you might be looking for some fun ways to spend your days. The Nevada County Land Trust Burton Park Children’s Camps should be part of your summertime schedule.

“I began as a camp attendee and am now a camp counselor. This camp is so great! You will be greeted by the smiling faces of knowledgeable instructors and eager kids just like yourself. Don’t worry if you are a little shy at first, because everyone feels the same when they meet new faces.

“You can experience the beauty of nature at Burton Park and learn first-hand all about plant life, birds, pond ecology, animals, crafts and more in Nature Studies Camp. The Native American Studies Camp is taught by local Maidu people, and you will learn all about them and their ancient ways while you visit their village site and make crafts much like they did in the past and listen to their stories. You will feel, smell, and see nature at its best on this beautiful 38 acre homestead park.

“Call the Land Trust at 272-5994. Camps begin today and run through June 29. It is just too fun to miss! I will be there waiting to greet you.”


To contact Readership Editor Dixie Redfearn, e-mail or call 477-4238.

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