CAMINO – Matt Cox, senior policy advisor for Sen. Ted Gaines’ office, will be the featured speaker at the Feb. 20, 2013 meeting of the Amador-El Dorado Forest Forum. The meeting will take place at the Crystal Basin Bistro, located at 3590 Carson Road in Camino.
Cox will provide information on three senate bills that Sen. Gaines has introduced regarding the SRA Fire Fee. A CalFire representative will also be on hand to discuss CalFire’s role in delivery of the SRA fee and notable challenges the department has encountered. This is an informational panel and not a debate-style meeting.
Social Hour begins at 6 p.m., and dinner starts at 6:30 p.m. To reserve a space for dinner contact Diane Dealey Neill at firstname.lastname@example.org or 530-417-1960 by Feb. 18 at 5 p.m. A complete Chicken Parmesan dinner with coffee or tea will be served for $20 per person. Beer and wine are available, with a wine tasting bar featuring local wines. Raffle tickets to support the Forest Forum may be purchased at the door.
The Amador-El Dorado Forest Forum is a group of forestry professionals, forest educators and others interested in forestry practices and issues in the two-county area. The Forum meets once a month in fall, winter and spring months at various locations in the two-county area. The Forum awards scholarships to local college students majoring in forestry and sponsors the California Forestry Challenge. For more information, visit aeforestforum.org.