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El Moro Elfin Forest News

June 2022

Oakleaves Launches New Quarterly Issue for Summer 2022

This month marks the first publication of Oakleaves as a quarterly newsletter rather than as a bimonthly production, as in the past. The current Summer 2022 edition has been mailed or distributed locally and is also available at the Elfin Forest website at   elfin-forest.org.   The Summer issue includes articles on our new FEMEF Board member Roger Carmody, an update on the state of the Forest, remembrances of Elfin Forest pioneer member Elsie Deitz, discussion of plants and animals to be found in the Forest during summer, a review of the hollyleaf cherry shrub, a list of Elfin Forest plants appearing the works of William Shakespeare, and other news. Future editions of Oakleaves will appear on a regular quarterly basis each fall, winter, spring, and summer. (06/14/2022)

Elsie Deitz, Elfin Forest Cofounder and SWAP Pioneer

Elsie Deitz, whose energetic work helped to save the original southern 38.7 acres of the Elfin Forest, passed away on April 6, 2022, at age 95. A Los Osos resident, Elsie, along with her husband Jerry, joined the SWAP Board in 1988. Elsie was a voice and the image of SWAP during interviews on television and radio and wrote articles about the Forest for local newspapers. Remembrances of Elsie by Yolanda Waddell and others appear in the summer issue of Oakleaves. (6/1/2022)