“Flooding is a normal part of our waterways,” writes TSWCD Education & Outreach Specialist Adriana Lovell. “When houses and things that are meant to stay dry are built too close to these seasonally wet places, trouble abounds.”
Seven spots remained Monday morning for the county’s cash for woodstoves program.
Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife to distribute almost $10 million to rebuild or remove culvert bridges and dams in Oregon.
A combination of federal and state funding this year helped to promote electric vehicles, renewable energy projects and environmental protections
A volunteer effort to clean up illegal dumping along Hoffman Road north of Buxton begins Saturday, December 10.
“We need more volunteers to help,” said Ashlee Bowers, a Buxton resident who’s leading the volunteer effort in coordination with SOLVE and Weyerhaeuser.
Backyard and commercial flock owners beware: Bird flu is highly infectious and deadly for birds, causing high mortality rates, and it can spread to other wildlife, but it does not pose a problem to people.
The Banks Chamber of Commerce will host Tualatin River Watershed Council Exec. Director Scott McEwen, who will provide updates on the Balm Grove Dam removal project, the landslide that struck an unnamed tributary to North Fork Gales Creek, the Killin Wetlands, and more Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in Banks.
Four positions on the Tualatin Soil and Water Conservation District Board of Directors are up for election this year, and there will be several familiar names to western Washington County readers on the ballot on November 8.
For the first time in Oregon, a grim confirmation came from Ash trees in Forest Grove’s Joseph Gale Elementary School parking lot: Emerald ash borers, responsible for wiping out hundreds of millions of Ash trees in 35 states, are here.
U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden raises concerns over shortage of firefighters, federal spending on fire prevention
Oregon faces a shortage of wildland firefighters that could be “a recipe for trouble,” according to U.S. Sen. Ron Wyden. Wyden wrote to U.S. Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack recently with concerns that their agencies weren’t prepared to handle another catastrophic fire season such[Read More…]