11-04-2015 JLTGG: The Big One (EQ) Workshop

About the Workshop

Surviving the Really Big One – A JLT Earthquake and Tsunami Preparedness Workshop

The Jefferson Land Trust Geology Group presents a special workshop on “Surviving the Really Big One” on November 14, 2015.

This earthquake and tsunami workshop was created in response to the July 20th article in the New Yorker Magazine, which has received lots of attention both locally and throughout the Pacific Northwest. However, those with a background in geology may have felt that many of the claims in this article were exaggerated or not well founded.

Michael Machette, the organizer of this event, said “as a geologist and leader of the Land Trust’s Geology Group, I have a big appreciation for how a region’s geology shapes landscape and life over long stretches of time. And as a Land Trust board member, I’m thinking about perpetuity–about life and land in Jefferson County for 50, 100, 200+ years into the future. We know massive earthquakes like this are a feature of our region, so I wanted to bring a panel together to focus our thinking on the longer-term hazards and help our community sustain itself into future.”

About the Speakers

Toward these ends, Machette has assembled a team of local and regional experts for this workshop.  Presenters will take you from the Magnitude 9 earthquake and tsunami’s source to the local effects with a focus on the Port Townsend area.

Renowned earthquake geologist Brian Atwater (USGS) will discuss the anticipated earthquake and its source. Hazard geologists Tim Walsh (DNR) and Carrie Garrison-Laney (UW) will cover tsunamis (both real and modeled).  Getting into the effects of a large quake, structural engineer Cale Ash (Degenkolb-Seattle) will discuss building response and structural solutions to tsunamis and ground shaking, and Emergency Planner Bob Hamblin of Jefferson County will talk about what it will be like to live through the Really Big One and what you should have done to prepare for it.  The workshop will be from 2:30-5 pm on Saturday, Nov. 14 at the Quimper Unitarian Universalist Foundation (QUUF) at 2333 San Juan Road in Port Townsend. This event is both a community service and a fundraiser for the Land Trust, so a portion of your $40 ticket price is tax deductible.

07-29-2016 JLTGG: Cheeseburger $$

“Cheeseburgers in Paradise—2016”

Thanks for investing in Jefferson Land Trust by buying one (or more) tickets to our 2015 Auction event.  Yes, it’s cold now but before you know it (exactly 213 days from now) you’ll be basking in the tropical Port Townsend sun, sipping margaritas and chomping down on cheeseburgers and home-made fries at the Kala Point beach gazebo.  Jerri and David Reid will handle the libations, and I and my beach crew of sous chefs will handle the edibles.

This is the first warning . . . get you dieting done in the Spring, not the Summer.  We’ll do all the logistics and announcements via email.  So mark your calendars now.

Friday, 4-7 pm, July 29 at the Kala Point Beach Gazebo.

07-31-2015 JLTGG: Cheeseburger Fundraiser

“Cheeseburgers in Paradise—2015”

Thanks for purchasing our “Cheeseburgers in Paradise” experience at the 2014 Jefferson Land Trust RainFest Auction.  The event is coming up (just 3 months away), so prepare your beachwear and start listening to Jimmy Buffett (see lyrics below).

THE EVENT:  “Cheeseburger in Paradise” We’ll be channeling Jimmy Buffett at the Kala Point Gazebo.  This special waterside dinner features Angus grass-fed beef cheeseburgers, beach fries, sailors’ salad, and beer and/or margaritas compliments of the Reids.  If Jimmy Buffett can’t make it, his music will.

HOSTS:  Michael Machette, Jerri and David Reid (your JLT brain trust at work!)

DATE & TIME:  From 4-7 pm on Friday, July 31, 2015

DRIVING DIRECTIONS:  From Highway 20, turn east onto Prospect Ave (at the old Dream City Cafe/new San Juan Tacqueria).  Go one mile to Kala Point Drive (4 way stop).  Turn left and proceed to entrance gate (2 blocks).  It will be open until 6 pm; proceed to the first right, which is Sailview Drive.  Go about 1/2 mile down to the beach and park in the lot or along the beach (just don’t block traffic).  There should be plenty of space.  The Gazebo is left (towards PT), you’ll hear Jimmy.

WHAT YOU GET FOR YOUR MONEY:  Angus grass-fed 1/3 pound beef cheeseburgers, beach fries (yes, made right there), sailors’ salad, and beer and/or margaritas.  A bocce ball if you are so inclined.

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING:  A beach chair, comfortable clothing including a light jacket (when the sun goes behind the bluff and the wind comes up, it can be chilly).


“Cheeseburger In Paradise”

                        (Thanks to Kathryn Lamka for digging up these lyrics)

Tried to amend my carnivorous habits.
Made it nearly seventy days,
Losin’ weight without speed, eatin’ sunflower seeds,
Drinkin’ lots of carrot juice and soakin’ up rays.

But at night I’d have these wonderful dreams
Some kind of sensuous treat.
Not zucchini, fettuccini, or bulgur wheat,
But a big warm bun and a huge hunk of meat.

Cheeseburger is paradise.

Heaven on earth with an onion slice

Not too particular, not too precise.
I’m just a cheeseburger in paradise.

Heard about the old time sailor men,
They eat the same thing again and again;
Warm beer and bread they say could raise the dead.
Well, it reminds me of the menu at a Holiday Inn.

But times have changed for sailors these days.
When I’m in port I get what I need;
Not just Havanas or banana or daiquiris,
But that American creation on which I feed!

Cheeseburger is paradise medium rare with mustard be nice
Not too particular, not too precise
I’m just a cheeseburger in paradise.

I like mine with lettuce and tomato
Heinz 57 and french fried potatoes
Big kosher pickle and a cold draught beer
Well, good God Almighty which way do I steer

For a cheeseburger in paradise
Makin’ the best of every virtue and vice.
Worth every damn bit of sacrifice
To get a cheeseburger in paradise;
To be a cheeseburger in paradise.
I’m just a cheeseburger in paradise.