(Eureka)—The Six Rivers National Forest has been chosen to provide this year’s Christmas tree that will adorn the west lawn of the U.S. Capitol. The tree will be transported, along with smaller trees for Capitol offices from Northern California. Using the theme, “Six Rivers, Many Peoples, One Tree” local residents are being invited to create Christmas tree decorations and submit them for use on the tree.
The Humboldt County Office of Education (HCOE) is encouraging Humboldt County families to participate in the festivities by creating large and small ornaments, or tree skirts. “This is the perfect activity for families to make ornaments in a variety of themes,” said HCOE’s Hannah Gossi. It provides a great ‘Christmas In July’ opportunity for children to get creative during the summer. The deadline to submit ornament creations is September 1, 2021. Homemade ornaments may be dropped off at the Humboldt County Office of Education on Myrtle Avenue in Eureka or at one of several other Humboldt County locations.
- Natural Resources(wildlife, flowers, trees)
- Cultural Diversity (tribes, logging, fishing, agriculture)
- Uniquely California (what makes our state special)
- Forest Service Icons (Smokey Bear “Fire Education” & Woodsy Own “Don’t Pollute”)
Example ornament ideas with printable instructions can be found here. Additional information may also be found on the Six Rivers National Forest website or by calling (707) 442-1721. Please view all the important details to participate here.