Posted by Kenneth Macy on Jan 29, 2023
Tonight's speaker was Sherry Heaney,  Sherry became interested in home hardening and wildfire mitigation strategies in 2021, after Andrew Clark, a Cal Fire representative, visited her property and shared recommendations to reduce her risks in the event of a wildfire. Cal Fire returned the following year and suggested she develop a community plan for her neighbors. After the CZU complex hit the Santa Cruz Mountains, Sherry started working with neighbors to gather and chip downed debris through the bi annual, free chipping program through Santa Cruz Resource Conservation District. In June of this year, she became the FireWise leader for her community on Quail Ridge Road in Scotts Valley.
The club also inducted a new/returning member tonight - Brenda Holmes Executive Director of Mountain Parks Foundation, membership chair Mike Holton did the honors.  Welcome Brenda.
Mike Holton & Brenda Holmes