The daily Astorian. (Astoria, Or.) 1961-current, August 01, 2019, Page 18, Image 17

Below is the OCR text representation for this newspapers page. It is also available as plain text as well as XML.

    18 // COASTWEEKEND.COM
Swampathon:
Help weed Blind
Slough swamp
Volunteers pulling purple loosestrife by canoe at Blind Slough Swamp during Swampathon 2018. This year’s event is Aug. 10-
11. Contact NCLC Stewardship Director Melissa Reich at 503-738-9126 or melissar@nclctrust.org to sign up.
Toxins, forest management
discussion on tap in Nehalem
NEHALEM – The nonprofit
Beyond Toxics will present informa-
tion on the Oregon Department of
Forestry’s state forest management,
highlighting pervasive use of aerial
herbicide sprays at 6 p.m. Aug. 13 at
North County Recreation District.
The event is free and doors open
at 5:30 p.m for a meet and greet with
refreshments and music from Bran-
don Tigner.
Lisa Arkin, Executive Director of
the Eugene-base non-profit, will dis-
cuss the forestry department’s use
of herbicides in local ecosystems
including the Tillamook State Forest.
Arkin’s presentation is a part
of the “Speaking Truth to Power”
series, presented by the North
Coast Communities for Watershed
Protection.
species: purple loosestrife
and English ivy. The work
is strenuous and can include
disembarking from a canoe
onto a steep and slippery
bank, walking through
dense vegetation and bal-
ancing on uneven ground
while working with sharp
tools.
Canoes, rather than kay-
aks, will be used to access
the target sites and carry out
plant materials. Registra-
tion is limited to 16 people
due to boat capacity, unless
volunteers are able to bring
personal canoes.
More details are avail-
able at NCLCtrust.org/
events. To sign up and
receive directions and
camping details, contact
NCLC Stewardship Direc-
tor Melissa Reich at 503-
738-9126 or melissar@
nclctrust.org.
Crossword Answers
T
R
O
O
P
E
R
S
N
P
R
Lisa Arkin, Executive Director of the
Eugene-based non-profit Beyond Toxics,
will discuss the Oregon Department of
Forestry’s use of herbicides near the
Tillamook State Forest at 6 p.m. Aug.
13 at the North County Recreational
District, 36155 9th St., in Nehalem.
KNAPPA – Help weed
Blind Slough Swamp at this
year’s Swampathon on the
lower Columbia River near
Knappa by canoe on Sat-
urday and Sunday, Aug. 10
and 11.
Volunteers will attack
ivy in the Big Creek unit
of the habitat reserve from
1-5 p.m. while the tide is
out on Saturday.
On Sunday, volunteers
will paddle upstream on
larger side channels of the
Columbia to attack loose-
strife growing at the water’s
edge from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Volunteers are welcome to
camp together and share
dinner at Brownsmead
Grange Saturday night.
Swampathon is an annual
volunteer event hosted by
the North Coast Land Con-
servancy. The weekend will
target two invasive plant
I
M
A
C
I
N
STEP
S
I
T
S
A
T
O
P
I
R
E
H
U
R
L
A
P
O
L
L
O
E
L
E
V
E
N
A
D
M
I
T
T S
O T
M O
S
H
O
E
A
D
E
L
A
I
D
E
S
A
T
S
O
N
E
S
M
A
L
L
S
T
E
P
C
H E
A G
I O
M S
O
A
H
U
P
O
L
O
E
O
N
C
U
R
A
T
O
R
N
C
A
A
S
O
F
A
A
D
A
G
E
S
A
D
O
R
N
E
D
L
O
G
I
N
N
I
N
L
E
A
R
O
M
A
N
I
S
O
L
D
O
N
T
O
Q
U
E
U
M
P
R
A
I
S
A
P
A
R
K
S
A
M
B
I
T
R
A
G
E
R
A
S
P
C
A
B
T
B
S
D
E
L
T
A
C
H
E
A
P
H
A
S
T
E
A
L
L
T
A
T
I
J
O
R
E
L
G
A
S
S
E
S
N
E
I
G
H
S
C
Y
A
N
I
D
E
R
I
L
E
D
A
R
T
I
S
T
E
E
R
G
O
N
A
N
A
T
T
Y
L
I
V
E
S
E
B
B
S
N
A
S
O
N
E
G
I
A
N
T
L
E
A
P
D
E
T
S
M
A
N
U
R
A
D
I
O
S
E
T
G
E
N
E
T
M
A
N
O
N
T
H
E
M
O
O
N
A
U
T
O
C
R
A
T
T
I
E
B
E
A
M
S
R
B
I
E
E
C
R
E
I
N
D
E
E
R
M E
A M
I
I
A T
A
L
A
S
E
P