I just saw this posted on the BAOC (Bay Area Orienteering Club) listserver and
thought people here might find it interesting. The abbreviations used are:
FLO - Florida Orienteering Club
USOF - United States Orienteering Federation
SAR - Search and Rescue
ONA - Orienteering in North America (an Orienteering publication)
O'ers - Orienteers
FLO played a role in finding a lost jogger, stuck in a swamp not
too far from a trail. There will be much more detail in ONA so stay
tuned! If SAR sounds like where you'd like to make your map reading
skills count, figure out whom to contact. I'll ask the USOF SAR
director to help me find some of the contacts, such as the National
Park Service, the Civil Air Patrol and your appropriate state or
county agency. If you already have made some contacts, please let me
Chuck Ferguson, USOF President
> Dear Chuck:
> We were going to sort of sit on this story for a few weeks and let
> Donna publish it in the next ONA, but now that it has hit CNN as
> well as our local papers in the following two links, feel free to
> circulate it through USOF channels.
> Donna - Your ONA story will still be the real scoop, more
> definitive, with maps and complete details but these web-news
> blurbs will disappear soon.
> Want to get the word around so as to encourage all O'ers to step
> out in courage to assist local S&R efforts where possible. The
> benefits can be incalculable. I know others have done so and would
> have continued to do so, but publicity of this sort is rare.
> Bob Putnam
> VP, FLO
To: SBARC BoD, et.al..
From: Bill Talanian
The following newsletter is being forwarded to acquaint the SBARC
Board and membership with the work being done on Santa Cruz Island by
Channel Islands Restoration. Those of you who have been around for a
while will recognize the name of Ken Owen, N6KTH, who was a former
Board Member of SBARC many years ago.
Ken will be escorting a group of Sierra Club members who have agreed
to work with the Nature Conservancy (TNC) and SBARC in a joint effort
to cleanup Diablo Peak on Santa Cruz Island. The TNC will provide a
helicopter from ProHunt to assist with lifting these heavy items to
the base of Diablo wherein they will be transported to the pier by truck.
The Peak in its former days was a commercial telecomm site and many
of the old batteries and site hardware need to be hauled out and
returned to the mainland. Diablo Peak is no longer a commercial site
but will be held open for essential Island(s) telecommunications and
other non-profit research and scientific activities.
Three SBARC personnel (Talanian, Marquez, S.Nelson) will be going to
SCI on the 18th of September and return about the 22nd.
Take a look at CIS and see some of the interesting projects they are
>From: "Ken Owen" <islands(a)rain.org>
>Subject: CIR Summer 2006 Newsletter
>Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2006 10:57:12 -0700
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>Channel Islands Restoration is glad to present our latest newsletter!
>We are proud to bring you news about:
>New grant funding
>Our nonprofit status
>Our work on the mainland
>Our educational programs
>New logo hats
>Santa Rosa Island trip
>How you can help
>If you would like to read this newsletter online, please click on the
>Let us know what you think. We look forward to hearing from you!