- National Weather Service: Increased Chance Of Rain Through Wednesday *
- FDA: News & Recalls - Bottled Water, Infant Formula *
- WDFW: Sting Pest Traps *
- Lewis County Water Alliance: Big Bottom Versus Big Water *
- Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Weekly Meeting *
- Today: Yoga In Toledo *
- Tuesday: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
MAP enrichment programs shared:
MAP enrichment programs posted:
And just a few more Harmonies Way story time session favorites from this year..
National Weather Service Seattle:
FDA: Recall - Perrigo Issues Voluntary Recall For Parent's Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder With Iron
June 21, 2019 - Company Announcement
Dublin, Ireland and Allegan, MI – Perrigo Company plc is issuing a voluntary nationwide recall of 35-ounce, 992-gram containers of Parent's Choice Advantage Infant Formula Milk-Based Powder with Iron. This product, sold exclusively at Walmart, is being recalled because of the potential presence of metal foreign matter in a single lot of the product (C26EVFV). The total number of containers affected by this recall is 23,388.
FDA: Recall - Keurig Dr Pepper Announces Voluntary Withdrawal of Unflavored Peñafiel Mineral Spring Water that Does Not Meet FDA Bottled Water Quality Standards
June 21, 2019 - COMPANY ANNOUNCEMENT
BURLINGTON, MA and PLANO, TX - Keurig Dr Pepper today announced it will voluntarily withdraw Peñafiel unflavored mineral spring water products, imported from Mexico, due to the presence of violative levels of arsenic. Arsenic when present in the diet at very high levels, well above those detected in recent samples of Peñafiel, is associated with numerous chronic diseases. Water quality tests of Peñafiel samples conducted by an independent laboratory on behalf of Keurig Dr Pepper detected arsenic at levels that exceeded the FDA’s bottled water standards for mineral water of 10 ppb.
Peñafiel is a small brand in the U.S. and quantities in the marketplace are very limited, given that Keurig Dr Pepper has already begun to withdraw the products from the market.
*Consumer Reports: Arsenic in Some Bottled Water Brands at Unsafe Levels, Consumer Reports Says
Update: On June 18, the Center for Environmental Health, a nonprofit organization based in Oakland, Calif., announced that independent testing it commissioned found high levels of arsenic in Starkey bottled water (owned by Whole Foods) and Peñafiel bottled water (owned by Keurig Dr Pepper). The organization sent legal notices to the manufacturers, asserting the products require a health warning under California's Proposition 65 law. The arsenic levels detected in CEH's tests were not disclosed.
Update: On May 3, CR reported that the FDA had still not called for a recall of Peñafiel, based on what's known to date. We also reported that EartH₂O has provided updated test results, showing arsenic levels in its spring bottled water has gone down from 3 parts per billion to 2ppb, within CR's recommended limit.
Update: On April 26, CR learned that the Food and Drug Administration has known of high arsenic levels in Peñafiel bottled water, from Keurig Dr Pepper, since at least 2013.
This story was originally published on April 18, 2019.
*Note: When posting FDA Food, Drug & Pet Food Recalls, The Other Toledo omits those announcements that do not affect Washington State & the region.
For up-to-date info on all recalls, visit FDA’s Recalls, Market Withdrawals, & Safety Alerts page. Link here: https://www.fda.gov/Safety/Recalls/default.htm
For other food-related alerts, visit USDA’s FSIS (Food Safety & Inspection Service) page.
Link here: http://tinyurl.com/yy4cdes9
Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife: Large Predator Sightings
If you sight large wildlife potentially dangerous to humans, pets & livestock, please contact WDFW to get these animals relocated to more remote locations. WDFW has a Karelian Dog Program designed to assist with oversized predators that have become too comfortable around settled areas.
Southwest - Region 5
Counties served: Clark, Cowlitz, Klickitat, Lewis, Skamania, Wahkiakum
Director: Kessina Lee
5525 S 11th Street
Ridgefield, WA 98642
*Bonus - helps reduce Lost Pet postings as well.
WDFW: Pest Traps Claim Beneficial Feeders
Through October 31: The 2019 Statewide Trout Fishing Derby
100+ stocked lakes statewide (including South Lewis County Park Pond - Wallace Pond)
More than 130 participating businesses
Over 1,000 prizes totaling over $39,000
Prize values range from $25 up to $1,000
Free & open to anyone with a current 2019 fishing license.
Lewis County Water Alliance: Big Bottom Versus Big Water
Stakeholders plan to meet June 26 to address concerns about a foreign-held entity seeking to establish a large bottling operation on the Cowlitz River. From LCWA Facebook:
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.
It is going to take some Big Change in order to keep Big Water corporations out of the Big Bottom and out of Washington State. Your donation will be used 100% towards these goals.
On May 31, 2019, Crystal Geyser Roxane, a subsidiary of the Japanese corporation, Otsuka Pharmaceutical, purchased 80 acres along the Cowlitz River, with intentions to build and operate a massive water-bottling plant. 10 days prior to purchasing the property, Crystal Geyser applied for a water rights permit to pump 400 gallons of water per minute. If approved, this will mean over 100 semi-trucks per day traveling on Peters Road, Kiona Road, and Savio Road. 1 new well and 1 soil sample well have been drilled. The property is located at 807 Peters Road in Randle, and shares a property line with the Cowlitz Falls Campground.
Read more here.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Commissioners updated:
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday, June 24, 2019.
Please note the county website has changed.
To view the agenda you will need to use the blue hyperlink once on the county site.
Today: Yoga at St Marys - Dancing Moon Yoga has room for a few more yoga enthusiasts 2 - 3 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays at Tribal Housing, St Mary’s. These are gentle sessions aimed toward seniors/elders, donations accepted but not required as The Cowlitz Tribe is sponsoring the class for the community. What a great share!
Tonight: Dancing Moon Yoga has returned Monday nights to Camp Singing Wind!
Join us for an hour of yoga and relaxation! We will do a gentle vinyasa flow followed by some deep stretching and a guided meditation.
All levels of experience are welcome!
We'll meet in the lodge. Bring your mat and a water bottle. Suggested donation of $5-10 at the door. Please arrive about 10 minutes early if this is your first class with us.
Tuesday: Vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events
vision:TOLEDO ARTS, RECREATION, & EVENTS
6:30 at Morgan Arts Centre
AGENDA for Tuesday, June 25, 2019
a. Library -- Pat Caldwell
b. Historical Society -- Don Brenner
c. Beautification Grant Update -- Michelle Whitten
d. Steamboat Alley -- Jamie Cummings
e. Common Ground Toledo -- Brian Dennis
f. TES Kid's Garden -- Brooke Acosta
g. Thursday Market -- Jamie Cummings
a. Mondo Croquet (June 22) -- Jamie Cummings
c. Cheesecake Club (July 26) -- Jamie Cummings
b. Wine & Cheese Garden (July 13) -- Pam Olmstead
a. Cheese Days -- Mike Morgan
b. Camp Singing Wind -- Brian Dennis
c. MAP Enrichment -- Annie Jones
d. Bluegrass Festival — General Cothern
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
Joe Notch reminds everyone: Vessel Safety Checks
The Coast Guard Auxiliary would like to remind all boaters that we do free courtesy vessel exams, often called vessel safety checks.
You can request a vessel exam by going to the CG Auxiliary website, the Coast Guard App or by calling our local vessel examiner, Bob Mccready at (360) 425-2468.
More information at this Link: https://cgaux.org/vsc/
Lewis County Permaculture: Lewis County Water Alliance Hopes To Halt Proposed Plant
Crystal Geyser has purchased 80 acres along the Cowlitz River and applied for a permit to bottle 400 gallons of river water per minute. There is a group coming together to protest this plant, and they have a meeting in Randle in June 26th.
Who: Lewis County Water Alliance
What: Town Hall Meeting
When: 6 PM June 26, 2019
Where: Randle Fire & Rescue, US Highway 12
Why: The purpose of this meeting is to come together as a community in opposition of Crystal Geyser’s plan to build a water bottling plant on Peters Road.
June 26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Wildfire Preparedness Presentation
June 28-30: Resonance Restival 2019 @ Camp Singing Wind
July 12-14: Cheese Days Toledo Washington:
Toledo Builds a High School
Information regarding the building of a new high school in Toledo, WA beginning in November, 2018. Regular updates.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 TTM Vendor Application.
Toledo Thursday Market 2019 Application PDF link here.
Tax-deductible GoFundMe page here.
*ISO a part-time manager and someone who will help us with social media visibility.
We have a Website going live May 1st highlighting vendors, local activities, seasonal produce options, all with ties to local food hubs.
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
Visualize wildfire smoke with NASAWorldview - https://go.nasa.gov/2T7olog
Lewis County Burn Restrictions in effect 06.17.2019. Check here for changes.
Keep abreast of burn bans statewide: WA Burn Bans
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