Every year, the USDA Forest Service selects one of its 154 national forests to provide a tree to appear on the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol building for the holiday season.
The Six Rivers National Forest in partnership with nonprofit partner Choose Outdoors will bring this special gift from California to Washington, D.C. for the 2021 holiday season. The Tree will make a special appearance in Eureka on Friday, October 29th from 4:30 pm-6:00 pm in the gravel parking lot adjacent to Madaket Plaza.
Hot cocoa and cider will be served. Homemade ornament kits will be given to take home.
Eureka Youth Council is a unique program designed to give Eureka teens the opportunity to learn about local city government while working on projects that can have a positive impact on the community. Four members ages 14-18 will be chosen for Youth Council.
Through this program selected members will engage with local leaders and feel empowered while at the same time evolving their critical thinking skills and developing the civic leadership skills needed to represent their generation.
The Youth Council term will start on January 24, 2022 and will last through an estimated date of December 6, 2022. During this time Youth Council will take part in three major projects of their choosing, with the purpose of addressing a community cause or concern. Youth Council will then have the honor of presenting their project efforts to the Eureka City Council at a scheduled monthly meeting.
Members are expected to commit to a total of three meetings per month, taking place on Mondays from 4:30 – 6:30 pm at the Adorni Center or City Hall. Members may also have up to five hours per month in project homework or project-related activities.