- National Weather Service: Air Quality Alert Through Wednesday
- PSA: Lewis County Public Health - Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
- WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners: Fall Pruning
- Toledo School District: Lewis County Small Schools Conference
- Back To School: Homeschooling Informational Meeting
- Tech Tuesday: Uncluttering your Inbox
- Today: Lewis County BOCC Meeting, Toledo City Council
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More
NW Kayaking posted this picture & caption Monday night:
DEAD BEES in the (Jefferson) river during the entire 3 hr run, due to all the smoke that was surrounding us. It was very bad, you could see it move through the trees.
AirNow.gov warns: Due to wildfires, AirNow.gov is experiencing extremely high traffic. Some pages may be slow to load or there may intermittent outages. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
National Weather Service Seattle extends this warning:
AIR QUALITY ALERT IN EFFECT FOR WESTERN WASHINGTON UNTIL 5 PM PDT WEDNESDAY...
San Juan-Skagit-Snohomish-Thurston-Whatcom-258 AM PDT Mon Aug 20 2018
Toledo School District reported Monday afternoon:
We've been monitoring air quality in the area and have determined, based on EPA guidelines, that athletic practices should be moved indoors. Particulate matter and O3 levels are at "unhealthy" levels as measured at Chehalis was 164 at 4:00 p.m. https://airnow.gov/index.cfm…
AQI - Air Quality Index - ranges from zero to 500.
Good = 0 - 50
Moderate = 51 - 100
USG = 101 - 150 (Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups)
Unhealthy* = 150 - 200
Very Unhealthy = 201 - 300
Hazardous = 301 - 500
*Everyone may begin to experience health effects - members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects.
PSA: Lewis County Public Health August Health Beat: Wildfire Smoke and Your Health
Research on the impact of wildfires, precautions for sensitive groups and links to unbiased data on home air filters and mask grades, plus signing up for Lewis County Alert:
Most paper masks that you can buy at the local hardware store are good at trapping large particles, such as sawdust, but not the fine particles in smoke. An “N95” mask, properly worn, will offer some protection...
Air filters are available that can help keep particle levels lower inside. The Environmental Protection Agency has a guide to home air cleaners at https://www.epa.gov/indoor-air-quality- iaq/guide-air-cleaners-home. If you do choose to purchase an indoor air filter, avoid those that “generate ozone” as they can actually increase the air pollution in your home...
Download the 3-page PDF.
WSU Lewis County Master Gardeners shared this post from The Oregonian including a video clip:
It's time to prune your trees -- here's how to do it right!
May through August can be a great time to prune trees -- especially fruit trees -- to correct out-of-control growth, keep trees at a manageable size, repair damage, increase fruit production and keep trees healthy. Here are a few pruning tips from Oregon State University Community and Urban Horticulturist Weston Miller.
Oregon State University Extension Service Pacific Northwest Gardening Oregon State University Extension - Lane County
Kottge.org shares A Comprehensive Guide to Yellow Stripey Things.
Toledo School District shared:
Toledo… welcomed 80 teachers to (Monday’s) Lewis County Small Schools Conference. Teachers from all over Lewis and north Cowlitz counties… heard about strategies for increasing student engagement and collaborate on best practices in the classroom. The conference… was sponsored by TSD thanks to federal grants and support from Chartwells.
Kevin Honeycutt gives the keynote at today’s conference. www.kevinhoneycutt.org
Upcoming dates for school:
Meet Your Teacher August 28 5:30. First Day of School August 29 (Regular Schedule).
TES- August 21 9-3
TMS- August 16 9- 3:30
THS August 8 9-3
Supply lists on our website on the school webpage.
Back To School: Annie Jones announced:
Homeschooling Families - Information Meeting just for you!
This Friday evening 8/24/18 at 6:30 PM
Are you interested in homeschool classes at Camp Singing Wind but not sure what it’s all about or if it’s affordable/workable for your family needs? The program is already evolving and there are several options for days/times/cost/work exchange etc. Our goal is accessibility for all! Come check out the space we’ll be using and get your questions answered. Your input is important to us - what types of classes are you looking for? What types of classes are you interested in teaching or assisting with? Tuition exchange program and sign-up available but no pressure! We want to provide hands-on classes and play-with-peers opportunities for homeschooling children and families in our area (my daughter included!) Join us and help make this vision a reality!
Message me for location details!
Tech Tuesday: Uncluttering Your Inbox
Tech Republic shares: 10 tips for reaching inbox zero including an expanded PDF.
Forbes suggests: Declutter Your Inbox In 5 Easy Steps
The Declutterist wrote: “I committed myself to 15-minute cleaning sprees per day” in her post DIGITAL DECLUTTER: CLEANING OUT YOUR EMAIL INBOX.
Unroll.Me unsubscribes you from unwanted emails for free.
Quartz carried another view of the 10-year-old Merlin Mann movement: Inbox Zero is a Waste of Time. This is How a World-class Behavioral Economist Tames His Email
While the act of clearing out an inbox can feel as satisfying as cleaning the refrigerator, it’s ultimately just another way of wasting time, argues Dan Ariely, a psychologist and behavioral economist at Duke University. Like writing meticulous to-do lists, obsessively sorting and deleting emails is “structured procrastination,” Ariely said on the Bloomberg Game Plan podcast.
Trello chimed in: Is The Inbox Zero Strategy All Hype?
Both sides of the debate are covered in the linked article, three useful tools compared to help you manage the tide, and your next task is provided in the link below:
Desktop Zero: How To Manage Unproductive Digital Clutter
Today: Lewis County Interlocal (Medic One) Board Meeting 7 PM third Tuesdays monthly at Toledo Fire Department. Open to the public.
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
City of Toledo: TOLEDO PARK ADVISORY BOARD VACANCY
The City of Toledo is looking for a Park Board Member. Applicants must be 18 years of age and reside within the City limits of Toledo.
The Toledo Park Board acts as an advisory capacity to the City Council regarding issues and decisions for the Kemp Olson Memorial Park and other recreation sites; such as the Toledo Boat Launch site and pocket parks throughout the City. The board provides recommendations to the City Council with the best interest of the parks in mind.
Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of every month at 3:00 pm. Meetings are held at Toledo City Hall. Positions have a term of 3 years. This position is set to expire 12/31/2019 and can be renewed.
Please submit a letter of interest to Mayor Dobosh, PO Box 236, Toledo, WA 98591 or they can be dropped off at City Hall, 130 North Second Street.
August 22-23-24 Young Marines ages 10yo+ can join. Meet 7-9 PM @ 156 NW Chehalis Ave
August 25-26: Cowlitz Prairie Grange 54th Annual Gas Show & Threshing Bee
August 26: Cowlitz Kayak Tours Toledo Threshing Bee Cowlitz River Float
September 1: Toledo Community Library Back To School BBQ & Books. Kids 12 & under.
September 1-3: Toledo Food Bank Labor Day Garage Sale. (360)269-7001 or (360)269-2443
September 9th: Bateaux Cellars Wine and Wellness, A One Day Retreat
September 15-16 & 22-23: 16th Annual ARTrails of SWW
September 22: Esther Borte’s 3rd Annual Walk in the Park
September 28-30: Camp Singing Wind Hosts 11th Permaculture Convergence
Citizens for Great Toledo Schools ISO* campaign contributions for this school bond
Toledo Thursday Market PDF vendor forms. $10/week, handmade & homegrown.
Washington State Fire Wire updates wildfires throughout the state
Washington Smoke Blogspot
Airnow.gov shares State Air Quality Resources
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