- National Weather Service: System Moves In Monday Night, Cascades Advisory
- Toledo School District: Architects Hired
- Toledo Middle School: Band Concert Tonight
- US Bureau of Reclamation: Research & Development/ Water Prize Competition
- USDA: Webinars for DLT Grant Program
- WDFW: WDFW Seeks Comments On Mount St. Helens Wildlife Area Plan
- Lewis County Permaculture: Washington Soil Health Initiative
- Ethan Siegel: Happy Birthday, Urbain Le Verrier Who Discovered Neptune
- LewisTalk: SkyDive Toledo Featured
- Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Meeting
- Today: Toledo Middle School Band Concert
- Toledo High School: Athletics Week March 11 - 16
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Iconic Toledo landmark gone. Find out what’s in store for this site at Toledo’s BIG Community Meeting 7 PM Thursday March 21, 2019 @ Toledo Middle School.
National Weather Service Seattle WA: Next System Moves In Monday Night
Winter Weather Advisory:
PROBABILISTIC HYDROLOGIC OUTLOOK
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SEATTLE WA 244 PM PST Thu Mar 7 2019
...SPRING AND SUMMER SNOW MELT FLOOD POTENTIAL IN WASHINGTON IS
LOWER THAN NORMAL FOR MOST AREAS OF WASHINGTON STATE...
Overview: Based on the current less than normal snow pack, and expected precipitation and temperatures, for western Washington, the flood risk is minimal as is normal...
Flooding in western Washington is unlikely during the period of mountain snowpack runoff, which peaks from April through June.
Rivers west of the Cascades crest usually reach their highest peak flows during the winter season from the heavy rain from winter storms. The vast majority of river flooding in western Washington, and almost all major floods, occur between November and March. Heavy rainfall, rather than snow melt, is the primary cause of these events.
The historical record does not show major flooding in western Washington during the period when the mountain snowpack runs off. The runoff from snow melt, even during unusually hot weather, is small compared to the runoff during heavy winter rains. This is true regardless of the size of the mountain snowpack.
Toledo School District wrote Friday:
Architects hired. Learn more in today's update. https://chris-rust.blogspot.com/
Toledo Middle School presents:
Band Concert 7 PM tonight
TES PTO posted: Can you believe it is March already?!
The TES Garden is ready to start growing, and we need your help!
March 14th and 15th 8:20am-2:35pm Garden Science Classes will be in session!
This month the students will begin planting seeds; and also testing soil and comparing to previous test results.
Please take a look at the signup genius and see if any time slots work for you.
If you can only stay for a partial time slot please still sign up and just drop in the comments the time you will need to leave.
We would love to see you in our Garden Science Classes!
Register on Signup Genius here.
US Bureau of Reclamation reports: Research and Development Office/ Water Prize Competition Center
ABOUT WATER PRIZE COMPETITION CENTER
Prize Competitions spur innovation by engaging a non-traditional, national solver community while also complementing traditional research in their design to target the most persistent science and technology challenges. Competitions also involve using prizes to incentivize the submission of solutions and are made open to a national, non-Federal solver community including citizens, businesses, and other organizations.
Under the America COMPETES Act Federal agencies have the option to use prize competitions as an additional tool to find solutions to the problems they need to solve.
There are three theme areas: Water Availability, Environmental Compliance, and Infrastructure Sustainability.
Check out this page for upcoming competitions, and prizes in the $thousands. Worth a look for Toledo’s future projects.
USDA Rural Development to Host 2018 Farm Bill Listening Session on March 14 at 2 EDT - TA Webinars for ReConnect Broadband Program - Webinars for DLT Grant Program:
Washington Dept of Fish & Wildlife: NEWS RELEASE
WDFW seeks comments on Mount St. Helens Wildlife Area plan
OLYMPIA – The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is seeking public comments on a draft management plan for the Mount St. Helens Wildlife Area in southwestern Washington.
The wildlife area comprises 18 units located in Cowlitz, Clark, Skamania, and Wahkiakum counties and covers a total of roughly 9,897 acres. The Mount St. Helens Wildlife Area is largely managed for elk in the North Fork Toutle River Valley. The other units are diverse, and provide habitat for multitudes of species, over a broad range of habitats including old growth forest, forested floodplains, ancient lava flows, mineral springs, and wetlands.
Over the past year, WDFW staff has worked with a citizen-based advisory group to develop a draft management plan that addresses the status of wildlife species and their habitats, restoration efforts, and public recreation on the wildlife area.
"Wildlife areas are public lands, so it is critical for us to have public input to inform management," said Cynthia Wilkerson, WDFW lands division manager.
The plan will be available on WDFW's website at https://wdfw.wa.gov/lands/wildlife_areas/management_plans/mount_saint_helens/
The public can submit comments online through April 8 at http://wdfw.wa.gov/licensing/sepa/sepa_comment_docs.html
The public comment period will be conducted under the State Environmental Policy Act, which is designed to ensure that Washington citizens can participate in governmental decisions that could affect the environment.
The department is revising management plans for the state's 33 wildlife areas to reflect current conditions and identify new priorities. WDFW is also currently updating management plans for its Scatter Creek and South Puget Sound wildlife areas in western Washington and Sunnyside-Snake River Wildlife Area in southeast Washington.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is the primary state agency tasked with preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish and wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing and hunting opportunities. WDFW manages more than one million acres of public land across the state that is designated for wildlife habitat and public recreation.
Persons with disabilities who need to receive this information in an alternative format or who need reasonable accommodations to participate in WDFW-sponsored public meetings or other activities may contact Dolores Noyes by phone (360-902-2349), TTY (360-902-2207), or email (firstname.lastname@example.org). For more information, see https://wdfw.wa.gov/accessibility/reasonable_request.html
Chris Ostrander posted to Lewis County Permaculture Society last Friday:
The goal of the Washington SHI is to create a state-wide system of soil health research and demonstration sites to advance knowledge and implementation of soil health management practices in all of the areas / agricultural systems in the state. The SHI a multi-agency partnership that has been under development for approximately two years, but builds on significant historical leadership efforts by the WSU Center for Sustaining Ag & Natural Resources Advisory Committee to bring increased focus on research, education / extension, and implementation to agricultural soil health / quality across ag systems in the state.
The Washington State Conservation Commission (WSCC) portion outlined in the flyer was not included in the current budget request. The WSCC request will likely be resubmitted as a supplemental budget request next year (assuming the WSU and WSDA parts are funded).
Follow the link to get to the flyer:
Eastside Urban Farm & Garden hosts: Introductory Cheese Making Class
Sunday, March 24, 2019 at 12 PM – 2 PM
Eastside Urban Farm & Garden
2326 4th Ave E, Olympia, Washington 98506
*Cheese Days, anyone?
Toledo’s own astrophysicist Ethan Siegel wrote: Happy Birthday To Urbain Le Verrier, Who Discovered Neptune With Math Alone
“The other planets dutifully followed the laws of planetary motion, but Uranus appeared to violate them. Breaking Kepler’s laws, Uranus moved too quickly for decades, then at the right speed, then too slowly. The observations weren’t easily dismissable, but their physical cause was unknown. An additional planet beyond Uranus, gravitationally tugging on it, offered a potential solution. Determining the mass, orbital parameters, and location of an unseen world presented incredible calculational challenges.”
On March 11, 1811, Urbain Le Verrier was born. As a mathematician of tremendous skill in France, he had only a passing initial interest in astronomy, until the 1840s, when the influential François Arago suggested that he take up the puzzle of Uranus’ orbit, which appeared to violate the laws of planetary motion. Le Verrier theorized that if there were an outer planet beyond Uranus with the right mass and orbital parameters, it could cause these observed orbital anomalies. On August 31, 1846, Le Verrier composed a letter detailing his predictions and sent it to the Berlin Observatory. On September 23, the letter arrived. That very night, the portion of the sky where Le Verrier claimed a new planet should be was clear, and less than one degree away from his location, there it was: the planet Neptune.
Arago immortalized Le Verrier as the man who discovered a planet with the point of his pen. It remains an astronomical achievement of the highest order.
LewisTalk.com reported: Find Extreme Thrills At Skydive Toledo
Thrill-seekers have been coming to Skydive Toledo for the ultimate adventure since 1973. In fact, it’s one of the longest continuously running parachute centers. Founded by Mike Martin, the business is now owned by Heather Whittaker, who started in the business 20 years ago. More...
Lewis County Fire District #2 Toledo Washington reminder:
Spring Forward, Sunday at 2 a.m.
Change Your Clock, Change Your Battery
Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Meeting
The Lewis County Commissioners meet 10:00 a.m. each Monday in BOCC Hearing Room – 2nd floor, Historic Courthouse, 351 NW North Street, Chehalis, Washington.
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday March 11, 2019.
Heading the agenda: Resolution 19-065: Notice of Hearing informing the public of Community Development Block Grant General Purpose Grant opportunities. The hearing will begin at or after 10 a.m. March 25, 2019, in the Commissioners’ Hearing Room.
Missing: returning $17 thousand overpaid by Toledo Senior Center months ago.
City of Toledo announcement: Planning Commission Vacancy
The City of Toledo is seeking one person to fill a vacancy on the Planning Commission. The Planning Commission acts as an advisory body to the City Council on all land use, and comprehensive planning issues. The Commission is specifically responsible for providing recommendations on subdivisions, zoning, annexation requests, reviewing and approving conditional use permits, approving business license, and is an integral part of the implementation of the Growth Management Act. The vacancy must be filled by a citizen of the corporate City limits of Toledo. All candidates must be a minimum of 18 years old and a registered voter.
If you are interested in the vacancy on the Toledo Planning Commission, please submit a letter of interest to:
Mayor Steve Dobosh
City of Toledo
PO Box 236
Toledo, Washington 98591
Or drop off a letter at Toledo City Hall, 130 North Second Street, Toledo. If you have additional questions regarding this vacancy, contact Toledo City Hall at (360) 864-4564.
City of Toledo
Toledo High School Sports - March 2019
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Vision:TOLEDO reminder: Coming soon! If you have something BIG you want to announce or share, contact Mike Morgan 360-864-4342.
!! NEW !! March 16: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Pancake Breakfast
!! NEW !! March 23: Afternoon at the Easel @ Toledo New Life Assembly
!! NEW !! April 27: Fundraiser - Silent Auction & Music for Gayle Homes @ Donna’s Place
March 14: Common Ground Toledo meeting @ TES
March 21: Toledo BIG Community Meeting @ Toledo Middle School
March 23: Third Annual Seed Swap @ Toledo Community Library
March 23: Classic Meatloaf Dinner & Magic Show @ Toledo Senior Center
March 23-24: Vernal Equinox Art Fair @ Morgan Arts Centre
May 4: Katie’s Kids Breakfast @ Toledo High School
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
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