- Lewis County Water Alliance: Wednesday Volunteer Meeting Seeks Venue *
- National Weather Service: 3 Day Outlook *
- Cliff Mass Weather & Climate: A Wet Week During The Driest Time of The Year *
- WDFW: Avoid The Rush, Complete Hunter Education Now *
- WSDA: West Nile Virus in Western WA *
- Tech Tuesday: Recycling Old Phones *
- Not Strictly Toledo: LCWA Meets LC PA, Health & Hope Medical Outreach *
- Today: Ukulele Lessons *
- Wednesday: Toledo Lioness Club Meets *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
Lewis County Water Alliance Update: Tuesday LC PA Meets With BOCC
After (Monday’s) public comments, the BOCC has added us to the agenda for their meeting with the Prosecuting Attorney (Tuesday) at 2pm.
Gary Stamper promised me that he would do his best to address each one of our asks, including that the BOCC submit a formal protest of the water right permit to the Dept. of Ecology.
Update: Wednesday Volunteer Meeting Seeks Venue
Due to the large amount of interest in the LCWA Organizational/Volunteer meeting, we are going to need to postpone until we find a venue that can handle a bigger group.
If you are able to make it to the 2pm Commissioners meeting (Tuesday), please do!
*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.
*Special thanks to Deanna Busdieker, who condensed posts & threads into a shared folder: Link here.
National Weather Service: 3 Day Outlook
Cliff Mass Weather & Climate Blog: A Wet Week During The Driest Time of The Year
WDFW: Avoid The Rush, Complete Hunter Education Now
OLYMPIA - The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) reminds prospective hunters to complete their hunter education class before hunting season.
"Since most hunting seasons don't open until September, summer is a great time to enroll in hunter education to ensure you can participate in fall hunting seasons," said David Whipple, WDFW hunter education division manager. "WDFW recommends completing a hunter education course early because late summer and fall courses fill quickly.”
WDFW offers both traditional and online options to complete the hunter education requirement.
“The traditional classroom experience includes direct instruction from certified volunteer instructors, which can be important for younger students,” Whipple said. “The online course offers the same content, but on the student's schedule. If you take the online course, you must still complete an in-person field skills evaluation.”
All hunters born after Jan. 1, 1972 must complete a hunter education course to buy a hunting license. To find a course and learn about hunter education requirements, new hunters should visit the WDFW hunter education webpage at: https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/requirements/education/basic.
Those who are unable to complete a hunter education course before the fall hunting seasons may qualify for a hunter education deferral. For more information on the deferral, visit https://wdfw.wa.gov/hunting/requirements/education/deferral-program.
The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife is the state agency tasked with preserving, protecting and perpetuating fish, wildlife and ecosystems, while providing sustainable fishing and hunting opportunities.
Washington State Department of Agriculture shared: West Nile Virus in Western WA
Mosquito season is here, and that means it's time to think about West Nile Virus. @WADeptHealth has a new map for tracking #WNV activity in WA at https://buff.ly/2xMYnwS. New this year: Tracking in WWA due to last year's first-ever WNV detection west of the Cascades.
Reminder to vaccinate your horses for West Nile Virus. Two counties have already detected the WNV this year.
The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project says: We've taken the plunge and joined Instagram!!!! www.instagram.com/catsmeowsnap
A Second Time Around Thrift Store benefitting Lewis County Senior Centers:
We hope you will join us!
Tech Tuesday: Recycling Old Phones - Wiping, Selling, Donating, Buying, Repurposing
FTC: Thinking of upgrading to a new mobile phone or device? Maybe returning one that didn’t work out for you? It’s important to delete any personal information you stored on the device.…
ConsumerReports.org: How To Recycle Old Electronics
3 smart, responsible tactics for getting rid of unwanted laptops, phones, and more
1. Bring It to the Recycler*
2. Donate It
3. Take It to a Tech Firm
*Call2Recycle offers drop-off locations for rechargeable batteries and cell phones all over the U.S. To find a location, just enter your ZIP code at Call2Recycle.org.
Digital Trends: How To Sell Your Smartphone
HowStuffWorks.com: 5 Ways to Donate Your Old Smartphone or Cell Phone to Charity
1. Help Soldiers Call Home
Cell Phones for Soldiers provides talk time to overseas troops so they can call home. Each phone donated buys about one hour of talk time for soldiers.
2. Help Victims of Domestic Violence
The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence (NCADV) collects cell phones to help fund their programs... They accept phones and partner with Cellular Recycler, which sells refurbished electronics. Some of the funds from those sales then goes back to NCADV.
3. Support a Worthy Cause
Second Wave Recycling is an organization that accepts older phones, iPods and MP3 players, tablets and e-readers, handheld gaming devices, smart watches and even charging cables... As of April 2019, Second Wave was actively funding the Wounded Warrior Project, which offers support services for military personnel who've been hurt while serving the U.S., but the organization has supported other causes, too, including charities that benefit medical patients, domestic abuse survivors, animals rescues, and many others.
4. Help Keep Your Community Safer
Did you know that all cell phones sold in the U.S., regardless of their carrier subscription status, must be able to dial 911 in case of an emergency? Secure the Call is an organization that accepts used cell phones and then repurposes them as emergency-only devices meant to dial 911 dispatchers.
The organization distributes them to needy members of the community including domestic abuse survivors and the elderly.
5. Improve Heath Care around the World
Why stash your old phone in a shoebox in the attic when it could be used to save lives? Medic Mobile recycles and refurbishes old phones and tablets and uses the funds to buy mobile devices that medical workers use on the job in 26 countries, mostly in Asia, Latin America, or Africa. These devices register pregnancies, track disease outbreaks, and communicate about medical emergencies.
Hopeline from Verizon furnishes used cell phones to those affected by domestic violence.
Sprint: The 1Million Project Foundation - As an independent 501(c)(3) public charity, our mission is to help 1 million high school students who do not have reliable Internet access at home reach their full potential by giving them mobile devices and free high-speed Internet access.
NerdWallet: 5 Places to Buy a Used Cell Phone and What to Ask Before You Buy
Here are a few trusted places to shop for a used cell phone:
What to ask before buying a used cell phone:
- What is the serial number?
- Is the phone under contract or lease agreement?
- Does the phone have water damage?
For added security, don’t pay cash or directly from your checking account. Instead, pick a payment method that has built-in protections, such as PayPal. Ramon Khan went that route when he purchased a used phone on Swappa.
“I did a triple-threat kind of deal here in a way,” Khan says. “I went through a site that had buyer protection already built in, used PayPal to protect my purchase and also used my Discover card, which issues refunds regardless of the refund policy of a website.”
Digital Trends: Breathe New Life Into Your ‘Obsolete’ Smartphone, Use It As a Smart Home Gadget
From security cameras to baby monitors, outdated cell phones transform into ready smart devices.
Not Strictly Toledo: Health and Hope Medical Outreach
FREE MEDICAL CLINIC TONIGHT from 5:30 - 8:00pm
Located at 1911 Cooks Hill Rd. Centralia. (NW Pediatrics - West Building)
Health & Hope Medical Outreach provides FREE walk-in medical care and Mental Healthcare to the uninsured and under-insured of Lewis County and South Thurston County.
Today: Ukulele Lessons
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
September 20 - 22 - Women of the Woods @ Camp Singing Wind
Esther Borte Memorial Water Park is open for business
2 quarters to start then 5 additional minutes per quarter
Located in Kemp Olson (City) Park, Toledo.
The Cat's Meow Spay, Neuter & Adoption Project: Become A Supporting Member!*
This just in: Calling all un-neutered male cats!!
Room for you at Centralia Roundup 7-13-19 www.catsmeowsnap.org/spayneuter-services
PLEASE GIVE SO WE CAN KEEP HELPING
Please take 5 to give 5. It just takes 5 minutes...or less....to sign up with PayPal to pledge $5 a month. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr…
The Cat's Meow has faithfully served SW Washington for 10 years. We have helped CLOSE TO 10 THOUSAND people and cats with rescue, adoption, transport to other no-kill rescues, low-cost spay/neuter, emergency vet care, supplies, training, referrals and more.
*Loyal supporter since 2013. Join me now.
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.
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.
Mark your calendars: LC Planning Commission Meeting 6 PM Tuesday July 23
*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.
Joe Notch reminds everyone: Vessel Safety Checks
You can request a free courtesy vessel exam by going to the Coast Guard 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.
July 9-31: Silent Auction @ Toledo Senior Center
July 27: Mt St Helens Institute hosts 10 Mile Awesome Hike
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.
August 24-25: 55th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee hosted by Cowltiz Prairie Grange
September 24: Down Home - A Toledo Shindig Benefitting Toledo Schoolchildren In Need
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
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)
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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