- Toledo School District: School Board Time & Location Change *
- National Weather Service: Friday Wind & Snow, Next Week Cold*
- WDFW: Aquatic Species Restoration Plan Comments Sought *
- Lewis County Beekeepers Association: Beginning Beekeeping Class *
- Not Strictly Toledo: QOV Presentation @ Veterans Museum *
- Today: Toledo Food Bank, Cowlitz Prairie Grange Music Night *
- Weekend Outlook: 2nd Saturday Pancake Breakfast, More *
- And Beyond: Toledo Schools ACT 2 Hour Late Start Monday *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
White Pass Ski Area: You should come up!
Gallery 505 Opening Night: January Exhibit - New Beginnings
Toledo School District: School Board Time & Location Change
Q: Are the buses still flood routes this morning? I've not seen anything on the District (Facebook) page.
A: When there’s no announcement, everything is (on) regular (routes).
Toledo School District: If you'd like to receive email notifications of changes in schedules and/or routes, create an account here https://www.flashalert.net/login/
You'll receive our notices at the same time as the TV and Radio stations.
US National Weather Service Seattle Washington: Friday Wind & Snow Outlook
- Friday - Rain. High near 44. South wind 11 to 18 mph, with gusts as high as 24 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a half and three quarters of an inch possible.
- Friday Night - Rain. Steady temperature around 44. South southwest wind around 11 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
- Saturday - Rain. High near 44. West northwest wind 9 to 13 mph. Chance of precipitation is 100%. New precipitation amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch possible.
- Saturday Night - Rain. Low around 37. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
- Sunday - Rain. High near 44. Chance of precipitation is 90%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.
- Sunday Night - A chance of rain before 10pm, then a chance of rain and snow. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 30. Chance of precipitation is 50%. New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.
- Monday - Snow likely before 1pm, then snow likely, possibly mixed with rain. Cloudy, with a high near 37.
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife: Aquatic Species Restoration Plan
Van Dyke’s salamander (Plethodon vandykei) is a cool-weather-adapted species, making it very vulnerable to climate change.
Salmon and other aquatic species have declined dramatically and face a dire future in the Basin. In response to this, the Aquatic Species Restoration Plan (ASRP) was designed to protect aquatic species and restore their habitats–now and in the face of climate change.
Public comment on the draft plan is open through January 14 (Tuesday).
Read more at http://chehalisbasinstrategy.com/asrp/.
Lewis County Solid Waste Utility: Christmas Tree, Styrofoam & Holiday Lights Recycling
The WSU Lewis County Master Recycler Composter and Master Gardener volunteers are hosting holiday recycling. Customers may bring in Christmas trees, block and food service Styrofoam and burned out holiday lights. Decorations must be removed from all trees. Flocked and artificial trees cannot be accepted. Styrofoam must have tape and labels removed. The volunteers are accepting donations for this service to help support their community education programs during the year. For additional details, please call 360-740-1216 or 360-740-1451.
*BTW: Free wood chips are available in the parking lot before you enter the Central Transfer Station in Centralia.
The chips are great to use in your landscaping and on compost!
Not Strictly Toledo: Veterans Memorial Museum QOV Presentation
Hosted by Veterans Memorial Museum Quilts of Valor
11 AM - Noon Saturday, January 11, 2020
We are a small group of the National Organization - Quilts of Valor Foundation. Our group honors veterans in SW Washington from Olympia to Vancouver WA. We honor all who have served this country with pride. Our group works hard to make quilts to honor our veterans every month. We average 3-6 quilts a month. Our group is small - only 10 members. 3 of those members are “behind the scenes.” They help with presentations, calling veterans, and helping with making blocks. We have 4 quilters that actually make the quilts. Our machine quilter is Bill Tate from Olympia. He has donated his time and work to our group. If it wasn’t for him, we wouldn’t be able to honor as many veterans as we have so far.
Today: Toledo Food Bank
Open 11 AM - 1 PM second & fourth Fridays behind City Hall.
Donations may be dropped off during open hours, or contact City Hall for arrangements. Especially appreciated are personal grooming items including ladies sanitary supplies & TP, baby formula, food & diapers, & pet food - really.
If you’re looking for a great volunteer opportunity, speak with the crew about getting involved.
Open third Wednesdays monthly 6:00 - 8:00 PM. Pass it on!
Tonight: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus
Plus: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Jam Night
Weekend Outlook: 2nd Saturday Pancake Breakfast, More
Lewis County Beekeepers’ Association's Beginning Beekeeping Class
Your First Year in Beekeeping
Dates/times: Saturdays, 9 a.m. to noon, Jan 11, 18, 25, Feb 1, 8, 15
Place: Centralia College, Washington Hall 103, 701 W. Walnut, Centralia WA 98531
This class is offered through Centralia College's Continuing Education Program.
Details about LCBA’s Beginning Beekeeping curriculum:
Six 3-hour class meetings through Centralia College's Continuing Education Program
For Beginners or Anyone Who Wants a Refresher: learn to keep bees successfully in southwest Washington’s unique conditions.
Topics: basic bee biology/behavior, equipment & apiary set-up, seasonal management, identifying & managing parasites & diseases, honey harvesting, over-wintering, & more. Students completing the course earn LCBA’s diploma.
Course Materials: Lewis County Beekeepers’ Association’s manual lays out basics for beginners; LCBA’s PowerPoints & demonstration materials supplement manual with visuals. In-class Q&A welcome; children welcome, too.
Course Instructors: LCBA board members with many years of beekeeping experience: Education Coordinator Peter Glover, Secretary Susanne Weil, Founder/2020 President Bob Harris, & guest instructors from the LCBA Board.
Post-Course Support: LCBA’s free Mentor Workshops give hands-on guidance in working bees. Students who join LCBA are eligible for discounts on spring package / nuc bee orders & free consultations with an individual “bee mentor.”
How to Register: Registration costs $50 and goes through Centralia College by phone, mail, or in person - sorry, no online registration. Registration starts December 6, 2017. Here's how it works:
First, get a registration form at: http://www.centralia.edu/academics/cont-ed/
And fill it in with Course No. Course #: CS118A; Course Code: 6605
To Register & Pay by Phone w/Credit Card: Call (360) 623-8940, ext. 427 or 623
Or Register In Person: Enrollment Services, TransAlta Commons, 2nd Floor, 600 W. Centralia College Boulevard, Centralia WA
Questions? Email email@example.com or call 360 880 8130.
WDFW: WDFW approves first razor clam digs of the decade
OLYMPIA - State shellfish managers with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved a dig on evening low tides after marine toxin tests showed the clams are safe to eat.
The approved dig is for the following beaches, dates and low tides:
• January 8, Wednesday, 5:05 pm -0.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
• January 9, Thursday, 5:47 pm -0.8 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
• January 10, Friday, 6:29 pm -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
• January 11, Saturday, 7:11 pm -1.4 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
• January 12, Sunday, 7:53 pm -1.3 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
• January 13, Monday, 8:36 pm -1.2 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Copalis
• January 14, Tuesday, 9:20 pm -0.5 feet; Long Beach, Twin Harbors, Mocrocks
Monday: Toledo Schools 2 Hour ACT Late Start
Morgan Arts Centre: Clay Workshop January 13, 14, 15
Adult Clay Workshop Jan. 13, 14 & 15 from 5 - 8pm. $50 includes all supplies.
Morgan Arts Centre is offering a Clay Workshop for Adults. $50 gives you all supplies, 3 nights with "wheel time" and hand building time. Then after the clay has been "fired once" you come back for a glazing and painting evening.
Time is 5 - 8pm, days are January 13, 14 & 15, then one evening the next week. We still have room for 5 or 6 students.
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org to enroll and for more information.
Next up: Morgan Arts Centre hosts Annual Chocolate Making Class February 13
Chocolate Making Class w/ Dragonfly Chocolatier Linda Aitcheson 6-8pm 02/13/20.
Toledo High School Sports:
Jan 10th @ Onalaska 5:45/7:00 bus @ 4:00
Jan 15th vs. MWP 5:45/7:00
Jan 17th vs. Mossyrock 5:45/7:00
Jan 24th @ Adna 5:45/7:00
Jan 29th vs. Winlock 5:45/7:00
Jan 31th vs. Kalama 5:45/7:00
Jan 14th vs. Kalama 5:45/7:00
Jan 16th vs. Onalaska 5:45/7:00
Jan 18th JV @ Colombia Adventist 6:00
Jan 21st @ Rainier 5:45/7:00
Jan 23rd @ Adna 5:45/7:00
Jan 25th V @ Forks 4:00
Jan 28th vs. MWP 5:45/7:00
Jan 30th @ Wahkiakum 5:45/7:00
Jan 10th& 11th Kelso Girls Tournament
Jan 13th @ Ocosta 5:00
Jan 18th Napavine Tournament
Jan 23rd Mix and Match Toledo Match 5:00
Jan 25th Kalama Rubber Chicken
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
January 11: Final Day - Styrofoam Recycling @ Lewis County Solid Waste Utility
January 13-15: Clay Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre
January 18: Tending the Unraveling, Nurturing the Great Turning @ Camp Singing Wind
February 1: ARTrails of SWW Call For Artists For 17th Annual Studio Tour Deadline
Lewis County Water Alliance - We are a citizens group in Randle, WA fighting to keep Crystal Geyser from bottling and exporting our water. Our goal is to protect our water and environment for our families, our farms, our fish, and our future.
Update: Lewis County Water Alliance has received so much support from other towns & regions seeking to halt commercial water interests that Washington Water Alliance has been created.
*Special thanks to Deanna Busdieker, who condensed posts & threads into a shared folder: Link here.
Updated several times daily. The Other Toledo is committed to supporting our upriver neighbors in their challenge to preserve this precious natural resource. After all, we all live downstream.
Wendy Carolan: Lewis County Kinship Support Group
There are many of us out here raising grandkids or other family members.
Join us as we share support and resources.
TES PTO invited: ISO Girl Scout Leaders
Toledo is looking for Girl Scout leaders. One person doesn’t need to be in charge, multiple people can lead a troop and split responsibilities. Let myself (Tina Lyon) or Kelly Schey know if you are interested or have questions.
The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project: Drive For New Clinic
We want to do more for the community!
Fixing 120 cats a month is not enough...we want to do 120 a week!
We NEED a spay/neuter facility in Lewis County.
If every person whose life we've touched would donate just $5 a month...or sign up with smile.Amazon and igive.com, we could have one up and running by this time next year!
Here's how: www.catsmeowsnap.org/join-us
Thank you for helping us help kittens & cats of SW Washington and the people who care for and love them!
Q: Is the Cat's Meow a 501(c)(3)?
A: yes, since 2011!
Visiting Hooves Miniature Therapy Horses & Bunnies:
*GoFundMe: Therapy animal Nonprofit devastated by hardships
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
Check out Latest Earthquakes at USGS.
Pacific Northwest Seismic Network has a new Tremor Map: https://tinyurl.com/y2pcbust
Check out US Tsunami Warnings at NOAA/Weather.
Air Quality Forecast at https://airquality.weather.gov
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate Blog: https://cliffmass.blogspot.com/
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
Emergency Alerts: https://www.ready.gov/alerts (concise list with links)
Keep abreast of burn bans statewide: WA Burn Bans
WDFW: Dangerous wildlife
To report poaching in progress and emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, dial 911.
For non-emergency poaching or violation reporting, or non-emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, call 877-933-9847, or submit an online report. You can also text your poaching/violation tip to 847411 (TIP411).
Dangerous wildlife incident reports
Review wolf, cougar, and grizzly bear incidents in Washington state.
Response to dangerous wildlife complaints
WDFW policy directs agency employees to respond appropriately to dangerous wildlife incidents.
Cougar Management Removal Permit Program
Cougar removals may be conducted if warranted by a human-cougar interactions or a livestock or pet depredation.
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