- Toledo Lions Club: Fireworks Sales *
- National Weather Service: June Precip Dangerously Low *
- Ethan Siegel: Tuesday’s Solar Eclipse *
- US Health & Human Services: Fraud Alert - Genetic Testing Scam *
- WDFW: New Campfire Restrictions In Eastern WA *
- WA State DNR: WA National Guard Joins Wildfire Training *
- Lewis County Water Alliance: Letter Writing Workshops Planned *
- Not Strictly Toledo: BOCC Weekly Legislative Meeting *
- Today: Yoga In Toledo, City Council Meeting *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Just show up from noon to 8 from June 28th through the 4th of July and we would love an hour or two of your time to help support the Toledo community… Or get ahold of Mike Morgan.
TES PTO posted: Summer Garden Club
Catching up with the weeds!
Mt St Helens Club shared: Coldwater Lake Hike from boat launch to bridge. Great hiking memory. 8 gals, 9 miles, amazing wildflowers.
Please visit our regular web page to see hike schedules, joining and other info mtsthelensclub.org
National Weather Service Seattle: West Coast Precip Below Normal For June 2019
Monday - A 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms after 11am. Partly sunny, with a high near 77.
Tuesday - A 40 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 67. Wednesday - Mostly cloudy, with a high near 71.
Local author & astrophysicist Ethan Siegel on Tuesday’s Solar Eclipse:
“3.) Optimally situated viewers* will experience 4 minutes and 33 seconds of totality. With Earth near aphelion and the Moon near perigee, it’s nearly twice the duration of 2017’s eclipse.”
On July 2, 2019, the world will experience a total solar eclipse: the only one of the year. Unlike the famous 2017 solar eclipse which spanned the continental United States, this year’s total solar eclipse occurs almost exactly coincident with both lunar perigee, where the Moon is closest to Earth, and solar aphelion, where the Sun is at its farthest point from Earth. July 2nd is just 2 days before our annual aphelion and 3 days before our monthly perigee, meaning that we’ll get 4 minutes and 33 seconds of totality during maximum eclipse: nearly twice as long as 2017′s maximum totality and the longest total solar eclipse we’ll experience until 2027.
What will we learn? What will we see? And how can you observe it from anywhere in the world? Find out these and more amazing facts before the eclipse passes!
From: 7 Fascinating Facts about 2019’s Only Total Solar Eclipse ~Forbes
*Though Chile will get the best view, the event will be livecast across the globe.
The eclipse will be broadcast from Chile in South America, which is on the same timezone as Eastern Time in the United States: 6 hours behind Central European Summer Time. You can convert from the time of totality for the broadcast eclipse (approximately 4:30 PM local time) to your timezone. TIMEANDDATE.COM
From 7:23 PM to 9:46 PM UTC, The Exploratorium and NASA will partner to live-stream the eclipse worldwide.
Federal Trade Commission posted: How to Stop Calls From Fake Numbers
Sometimes it’s hard to tell if a call is from someone you know or just another scam. Even when your caller ID shows a local number, it could be a scammer calling from anywhere in the world.
Learn more: https://go.usa.gov/xmuv3.
US Health & Human Services: Fraud Alert - Genetic Testing Scam
A new genetic testing scam is being reported. Be suspicious of anyone who offers you free genetic testing and then requests your Medicare number. Learn more. http://go.usa.gov/xmFgS
Full article here.
WDFW: WDFW Implements New Campfire Restrictions in Eastern WA
June 28, 2019 - WDFW Restricts Campfires, Other Activities in Eastern Washington Wildlife Areas and Water Access Areas
Washington’s 2019-2020 Fishing Regulations Now Available
June 28, 2019 - The regulations are available online now at
https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations, and at hundreds of license dealers and WDFW offices throughout Washington.
Find a WDFW license dealer near you at https://wdfw.wa.gov/licenses/dealers.
Washington State Department of Natural Resources: WA National Guard Wildfire Training
Image credit KING5News.com
The Washington National Guard is training alongside our crews ahead of another challenging wildfire season. We're grateful for their support as we continue to build larger cohesive firefighting teams.
Check out: Fire Engine Karaoke at this Facebook link.
Washington State Attorney General posted: Many of I-1639's provisions go into effect Monday, July 1. Have questions about required training, safe storage and more?
Check out our FAQ on the law here: https://www.atg.wa.gov/initiative-1639
Toledo Community Library: Fundraiser Helps Beloved Volunteer
A few housekeeping items:
Items may be delivered day of sale, on Saturday morning July 13. No early drops.
Price tags strongly encouraged - unmarked goods subject to “by donation.”
Remaining items to be donated to A Second Time Around Thrift Store benefitting Lewis County Senior Centers, so the Giving Back continues to help locally.
Toledo Community Library open Wednesday until 6 PM, Saturday until 5 PM.
Public Service Announcement:
Lewis County Water Alliance invites all concerned citizens to support their cause by attending the Monday morning BOCC meeting (below) to make your views heard.
Lewis County Water Alliance is on Facebook.
Sunday: NOTICE! Upcoming Workshop on writing comments for the water rights permit application. Please don't wait to submit your protest! But if you're stuck and don't know what to do next, two workshops will be set up (one during the day and one at night). I'm hoping we can find a large enough space for all who need a little help, but it may need to be 1st come, 1st served. If possible, please work on your letter as soon as you can, and here are some tips to protest Permit Application # G2-30744. Include this number on your letter, and ADDRESS IT TO: Tammy Hall, Water Rights Examiner, WA State Dept of Ecology, PO Box 47600, Olympia, WA 98504-7600. Or email your protest letter to: firstname.lastname@example.org The protest letter should discuss at least one of the 4 criteria that Crystal Geyser must meet to obtain a water right permit. These criteria are related to the specific intended use of the water (to be put into bottles and sold commercially) and all 4 must be met by CGR: 1) Is the proposed water use a "beneficial" use? We have been in consultation with a water rights attorney who says this criteria is the hardest one to fight, because WA defines "beneficial use" very broadly, including commercial & industrial uses, etc. So, don't feel bad about not addressing this one. 2) Is water available to use - both physically and legally? This is one that some of you can write about. For example, your mother or your neighbor's well went dry, and you're concerned about your well going dry. Provide specific examples. 3) Will existing water users by impaired? For example, will the farms that irrigate nearby be impacted? Again your answer is related to what has happened in the past in the area; what happens to your well, or your neighbors well, in times of low water. Some of you have stories, so please use those. And lastly, is the BEST criteria for ALL of you to be able to comment about: 4) Is the proposed water use in the public interest? That's YOU! The public interest also includes the protection of fish and salmon, wildlife, peaceful enjoyment of your property, the value of your property, and on and on. In Washington State, public interest related to water rights is very broad, so spend some time thinking about this. i.e., You can write about your annual family fishing or camping trip along the Cowlitz River, in the peace and quiet shadow of the foothills; or that your family has lived along the river, or has been been fishing and hunting in this area for generations; or that you live in the neighborhood and are afraid of what the industry, including the trucks, will do to the quiet stillness and beauty and safety area. I don't think there's anything wrong with writing about the other impacts that will come if this plant is built. -- Truck traffic, safety issues, stormwater runoff, etc. etc. See, we may need to move on to the next phase of this battle, which will be with Lewis County, where we WILL talk about all of the impacts. But these impacts are still also connected to the water rights permit. Now, we are all alarmed and frightened over this water bottling prospect. But it truly is important that when you comment, that you do your very best to be civil and respectful to the person you're writing to. The job of your letter is to allow THEM to SEE your concern - and how it will impact you and this community. -- How would they feel if an industry came and changed their neighborhood, or there was a severe drought and they had no water, just like your neighbor lost back in 2015. etc., etc., PLEASE DON'T WAIT TO WRITE YOUR LETTER. But, if you need some help, there will be a couple workshops offered within the next 2 weeks.
Not Strictly Toledo: Lewis County Commissioners
The Lewis County Commissioners meet 10:00 a.m. Mondays in BOCC Hearing Room – 2nd floor, Historic Courthouse, 351 NW North Street, Chehalis, Washington.
BOCC Legislative Agenda for Monday, July 1, 2019.
Please note the county website has changed.
Today: Yoga at St Mary’s - 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: Toledo City Council meets 6 PM first and third Mondays monthly. The public is welcome & invited to attend. Dates may change if scheduled on or near a federal holiday.
Visit www.toledowa.us or call (360)864-4564.
Workshops & Special Meetings: Occasionally the council will hold a workshop or special meeting. Dates and times will be announced prior to meetings. Generally they are held the same night of council meetings.
Also: Dancing Moon Yoga returns 6 PM 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.
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/
*PS They’ll come right to you for that courtesy vessel inspection. Joe Notch said so!
TES PTO postedt: Toledo Elementary School Garden Work Party is Seeking Volunteers
July 20th 9:00am-2:00pm
Drinks and snacks will be provided.
Garden Club Kids and their families, TESPTO, Toledo Lions and Lioness' , Toledo Garden Club, Toledo Seniors and all interested volunteer groups and individuals are invited to help with the remaining 2019 garden projects and general garden upkeep.
Some of the projects include:
* Assembly and filling of raised beds
* Replanting of orchard
* Assembly of compost bins
* Laying of weed control paper and chips
* Weeding and weed wacking
Any amount of time you can give is greatly appreciated.
June 28 - July 4: Toledo Lions Fireworks @ Toledo Market Fresh & Gee Cee’s Truck Stop
July 12-14: Cheese Days Toledo Washington:
August 9-11: Mt. St. Helens Bluegrass Festival @ Toledo HIgh School
*Special pricing for Senior Citizens - contact General Cothren for details.
**Special kids offer: instruments available for loan & lessons - contact General Cothren.
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
Emergency Alerts: https://www.ready.gov/alerts (concise list with links)
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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