December 2014 - Wow, if there's one thing I can say, it is that I'm consistent. I wrote the November blog half way through the month, and here it is, December 15, and I am just now writing this month's blog. I'm working to get the year-end activities wrapped up, and I'd like to share some highlights of the 2014 events with you:
Shasta: Congressman Doug LaMalfa planting a tree with the students on the 2012 Ponderosa Fire site. Sequoia: The incredible view from the top of the hill on the last fieldtrip stop at Mountain Home Demonstration State Forest. El Dorado: The rainstorm that swept in just as the presentations were over on the last day. Santa Cruz: Getting to sit front and center for the group photo with the huge group of 93 students. San Bernardino: Waking up to a dusting of snow on Friday morning.
With your support, we had a record total of 300 students at this year's events, up from 206 students in both 2012 and 2013. Looking forward to 2015, I am already setting dates for events and will have them finalized by sometime in February.
So, signing off for 2014, have a wonderful holiday season and a restful break from school and everyday life.
Until Next YEAR,
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