From Humboldt to D.C.: The U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree Journey

U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree

Brown Bag Lunch Online Presentation with Linda West, US Forest Service Volunteer

Monday, February 14, 2022 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm

With Linda West, U.S. Forest Service Volunteer: Get an in-depth look at the impressive artistry and collaboration needed to bring recognition to one people. Hear from representatives of the Forest Service (decorations lead, forester, others), the Redwood Empire Quilt Guild, and BT Metals, as they share their stories about their participation in the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree, that came from the Six Rivers National Forest.

Linda is a Cal Poly Humboldt graduate from the Geography Department, and worked for the Six Rivers National Forest as the forest planner, her dream job. Now retired and volunteering with OLLI and other outdoor/children groups in the local area, she volunteered to be on the U.S. Capitol Christmas tree project, helping with the ornaments and tree skirt committee.