“The man here I remember & have seen on occasion at protests & rallies to save ancient forests.

“In absent moments I have actually remembered his face, to bring me hope & peace.”

– N. Shineywater (Brightblack Morning Light)

. . .

A Celebration of the life of Berk Snow will take place on Sunday, July 8th at the Community Park, Sprowel Creek Road, Garberville.

Berk was known and loved by many as a member of the KMUD family, an environmentalist and a humanitarian of the highest order. The gathering will start at 3 pm, with ceremonies and tributes to begin just after 4 pm. Please bring a pot luck dish for a dinner at 6:30 pm, followed by live music into the evening. Feel free to wear rainbow colors and tye die in his honor. All are welcome. Berk’s family asks that donations in his name be made to KMUD, EPIC, and the Mateel Community Center.

Volunteers are needed. For more information, call 223-3788.

Photo of Berk Snow surrounded by bougainvilleas by Will Emerson.

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About Jay Babcock

I am an independent writer and editor based in Tucson, Arizona. In 2023: I publish an email newsletter called LANDLINE = https://jaybabcock.substack.com Previously: I co-founded and edited Arthur Magazine (2002-2008, 2012-13) and curated the three Arthur music festival events (Arthurfest, ArthurBall, and Arthur Nights) (2005-6). Prior to that I was a district office staffer for Congressman Henry A. Waxman, a DJ at Silver Lake pirate radio station KBLT, a copy editor at Larry Flynt Publications, an editor at Mean magazine, and a freelance journalist contributing work to LAWeekly, Mojo, Los Angeles Times, Washington Post, Vibe, Rap Pages, Grand Royal and many other print and online outlets. An extended piece I wrote on Fela Kuti was selected for the Da Capo Best Music Writing 2000 anthology. In 2006, I was somehow listed in the Music section of Los Angeles Magazine's annual "Power" issue. In 2007-8, I produced a blog called "Nature Trumps," about the L.A. River. From 2010 to 2021, I lived in rural wilderness in Joshua Tree, Ca.

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