- Saturday Recap: TRL Celebrates 50 Years, Remembering Yarnell Hill Fire 2013
- Toledo Lions Club: Fireworks At Toledo Market Fresh, Gee Cee’s Truck Stop
- Lewis County Fire District 2: Burn Ban In Effect Now
- Lewis County Master Gardeners: ISO* Citizen Scientists For Bee Tracking
- Farm Bill Passes House: Impact On Small Farms, More
- LCSO Press Release: Update In Case Of Missing Teen
- Today: Toledo City Council
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
Saturday, Charlie wrote: Today is a special day. It's the 50th anniversary of Timberland Library . We are having cookies at the Toledo Community Library to celebrate. We are a Community Library, however we have a Timberland kiosk inside.
Many folks were among (those) who went door to door convincing people to support this library system 50 years ago. Thank you Joan Zimmerman, Jean Jones Parker, and Jeanette Davis, for seeing the importance of having amazing libraries!
Also Saturday, US National Weather Service Portland Oregon shared this sobering reminder:
This Day in Fire Weather History: NWS IMET remembers the Yarnell Hill Fire Tragedy of June, 30th 2013.
19 firefighters lost their lives.
This incident has been the biggest loss of life in a single incident since 9-11.
Toledo Lions Club posted:
We are at Toledo Market Fresh and Gee Cee’s Truck Stop.
Lewis County Fire District #2 Toledo Washington says: Lewis County Burn Restrictions
Effective 12:01 A.M., July 1, 2018
At this time campfires are allowed with the following;
• Campfire shall be no greater than 3-feet in diameter and have a ring constructed of metal, stone or brick 8-inches above surface with a 2-foot wide area cleared down to exposed soil surrounding the outside of the pit.
• Shall have an area at least 10-feet around it cleared of all flammable material and at least 20-feet of clearance from overhead flammable materials or fuels.
• Must be attended at all times by a responsible person at least 16-years old with the ability to extinguish the fire with a shovel and a 5-gallon bucket of water or with a connected and charged water hose.
• Completely extinguish campfires by pouring water or moist soil in them and stirring with a shovel until all parts are cool to the touch. The use of self-contained camp stoves is encouraged as an alternative.
Lewis County Master Gardeners shared a post from USFWS Pacific Region: Did you know there are more than nearly 30 species of colorful, charismatic and easily recognizable bees here in the Pacific Northwest?
Many of them face an uncertain future. Help us tracking them in the Bumble Bee Atlas by documenting when, where and what type, by using your own camera or computer. Our partners have launched a new project to harness the power of citizen scientists by tracking and mapping bumble bees.
Di Morgan shared a post from Alt National Park Service:
The latest version of the farm bill, narrowly passed by the House of Representatives last week. It contains dangerous handouts to the chemical industry and big agriculture. If enacted in its current state, the bill would have serious ramifications for small farmers, biodiversity, Endangered Species Act, Clean Water Act, and public health.
1) Weaker Pesticide Laws: The farm bill would bar local governments from adopting pesticide laws that are stronger than the federal government's.
2) Contaminated Drinking Water Sources: It would repeal the Clean Water Rule, which clarifies which waterways are covered by the Clean Water Act's pollution control and cleanup programs.
3) More Polluted Waterways: Companies would no longer need a permit to spray hazardous pesticides directly into waterways that Americans use for swimming, fishing, and drinking.
4) Weaken Restrictions on Methyl Bromide: The bill would weaken restrictions on methyl bromide, a highly toxic pesticide that has caused around 1,000 documented human-poisoning incidents and contributes in a major way to the depletion of the ozone layer.
5) Wildlife at Risk: The Endangered Species Act currently requires the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to consult with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Marine Fisheries Service before approving a chemical that could harm protected species—a rule that helped ban DDT and bring species like bald eagles back from the brink. The farm bill trashes the requirement, putting endangered species, including pollinators like the rusty patched bumblebee, at risk of harmful pesticide exposure.
6) Harmful to Small Farms: The bill eliminates the Conservation Stewardship Program, which promotes whole farm stewardship and sustainability in rural communities. It would also allow mining and drilling on lands in the Agricultural Conservation Easement Program, which is supposed to help preserve agricultural lands as working far.
Lewis County Sheriff's Office Press Release: Update
Today: Toledo City Council meets 6 PM first and third Monday monthly.
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.
Looking Ahead: Art Gallery 505 invites: Next show opens July 13th 4-8 pm....
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
For The Summer: Seasonal Maintenance Worker 25-30 HRS/WK.
For The Interim: Lewis Fire District 2 ISO* Letters of Interest - temporary Fire Commissioner. Requirements: Live within the jurisdiction of Lewis County Fire District 2 (Toledo). Email email@example.com or phone (360)864-2366 #1 for more info.
NW Permaculture Convergence ISO* dedicated Publicity/Outreach team lead
July 9 - 13: Toledo Seniors @ NB Toutle Rest Stop
July 12 - 15: Cheese Days Toledo
July 23 - 26: Camp Picasso @ Morgan Arts Centre
July 30 - Aug 3: Children's Theatre Workshop @ Morgan Arts Centre; Friday Show 7 PM
August 10-12: Mt St Helens Bluegrass Festival 34th Annual @ Toledo High School
August 25-26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 54th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
http://www.lcysa.net for Toledo Youth Soccer online registration by July 7
One Last Visit to See My Brother GoFundMe page to reunite Leon Charger with 80yo brother
Toledo Community Library offers free Ukulele lessons Thursdays.
TES PTO Kids Garden ISO* garden sponsors.
Toledo Youth Baseball ISO* Signboard sponsors. Message Brooke Sellards Acosta.
Toledo Middle School PTO supports laptops for students. GoFundMe page.
Steamboat Alley Paver Forms available @ link or downtown businesses.
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
Cheese Days Toledo 2018 parade & vendor sign up forms.
Plus: The Legend Of Bigfoot in 7 weekly episodes.
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