With the onset of the Sherpa Fire on the Gaviota Coast, thoughts go to support of the fire fighters and the Gaviota community of ranches and parks. Still looking for funding is a fabulous project I worked on for the Showgrounds Foundation, made up of equestrian people. They had an idea for covered arenas at Earl Warren Showgrounds, which would provide several things for Santa Barbara. One of those things would be a large scale shelter which can be used as a fire fighting base camp. It provides parking for over 60 engines and shaded tent space for their crews. I hope this project can be funded someday, as it will be an appreciated multi-use structure year round.