- MSN: Greta Thunberg Leads Kids, Adults From 150 Countries In Climate Strike *
- Protectors Of Salish Seas: Walk to Protect the Salish Sea - Climate Emergency *
- National Weather Service: Chance Of Showers & Rain Friday, Sunday *
- Guest Post: Billie Washington - Where Are All The Birds? *
- Today: Women Of The Woods, Courage To Change Al-Anon AFG *
- Weekend Outlook: ARTrails, Grange Breakfast, Senior Center Harvest Dinner *
- And Beyond: 2-Hour Late Start, Historical Society, Energy Assistance, v:T A.R.E. *
- Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Forms, Fun & More *
MSN: Greta Thunberg is leading kids and adults from 150 countries in a massive Friday climate strike
This story is part of Covering Climate Now, a global collaboration of more than 250 news outlets to strengthen coverage of the climate story.
Young people from around the world are leading a massive coordinated strike from school on Friday, September 20, to protest government and business inaction on climate change. It is likely to be one of the largest environmental protests in history.
The Global Climate Strike comes just before countries will gather at the United Nations for the Climate Action Summit on September 23, where countries are supposed to ramp up their ambitions to curb greenhouse gases under the 2015 Paris climate agreement. A second worldwide strike is planned for September 27.
But this is truly a global strike and it will be the movement’s largest yet, with 2,500 events scheduled in over 150 countries. (The Global Climate Strike website has a searchable map showing all the events.)
Today: Walk to Protect & Restore the Salish Sea 2019 Climate Emergency
Public · Hosted by Protectors of the Salish Sea and 7 others
Our Walk to Protect & Restore the Salish Sea 2019 will start Sept 20th, 9am at Tacoma LNG and end at the Olympia State Capitol (Sta,chas village site of Nisqually people) where we will hold our Climate Emergency Gathering at Olympia State Capitol on Sept. 24th 9am.
Please attend & share the event: https://www.facebook.com/events/481538435964742/
Much, much more...
National Weather Service: Chance Of Showers & Rain Friday, Sunday
- Friday - A 40 percent chance of showers. Cloudy, with a high near 65. Calm wind.
- Friday Night - A 30 percent chance of showers before 11pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 52. Light and variable wind.
- Saturday - Mostly cloudy, with a high near 68. Light and variable wind.
- Saturday Night - A 40 percent chance of rain. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 54. West wind around 5 mph becoming calm in the evening.
- Sunday - Rain before 11am, then showers likely after 11am. High near 63. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and a half inch possible.
- Sunday Night - A 20 percent chance of showers. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 50.
- MondayPartly sunny, with a high near 65.
Fall 2019 Spotter Training Classes: Online
If you are unable to attend the above classes, spotter training is always available online.
Click here to learn more about the SKYWARN program.
Local legend Billie Washington shared with readers a response she received from John W. Fitzpatrick, Executive Director Cornell Lab of Ornithology.
Billie wrote: It’s been very evident to me for the last 5 years that there are not as many birds anymore. Every spring I say - where are all the birds?
I wanted you to be among the first to know that a new study—led by Cornell Lab of Ornithology scientists—has found that the breeding population of birds in the U.S. and Canada has dropped nearly 30% since 1970.
The study, published in the journal Science today by Cornell Lab scientists Ken Rosenberg, Adriaan Dokter, and Laura Helft, and collaborators at six other institutions—found that nearly 3 billion birds have vanished in our lifetime. These staggering losses have occurred across all habitats, from grasslands to the Arctic, shorelines to forests—and have taken a massive toll on even common species, such as sparrows, warblers, blackbirds.
If you have ever contributed citizen-science data or know someone who has, consider this: the findings emerged from new techniques to detect the volume of migratory birds aloft using weather radar, as well as nearly 50 years of bird-monitoring data, including citizen-science records. They show what we might not have perceived otherwise—a rapid loss of more than a quarter of our nations’ bird populations.
This new knowledge is a wake-up call—a signal that our natural systems are losing the ability to support the richness and diversity of life that they once did just decades ago. Because you are part of our choir of people who love birds and nature, we need you more than ever to join us in lifting collective voices and influencing change.
Birds are resilient when we give them a chance—the data show that too. Waterfowl are up by 56%, and raptors have increased by 200% thanks to focused conservation funding and protections.
I urge you to share today’s news with your friends and communities. Consider how you can influence change—whether social, civic, or personal—to raise awareness and help bring birds back.
To read more about the findings and how you can help, please visit Birds.Cornell.edu/BringBirdsBack.
Sincerely, John W. Fitzpatrick
Cornell Lab of Ornithology
Full article link here.
Not Strictly Toledo - Hazo Hut and the Swap Shack at the Central Transfer Station in Centralia are open Saturday until 4 p.m. to accept your leftover or unwanted household hazardous waste and burned out fluorescent lights. The Swap Shack is the place you can pick up good re-usable paint or cleaning products. Both facilities are open every Wednesday and the first and third Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Reminder: Lewis County Free Residential Vouchers available May 1 - September 30, 2019
Today: Women of the Woods @ Camp Singing Wind
Friday, Sep. 20 - Sunday, Sep. 22
See the schedule, get tickets, and more info at www.gathergreenevents.com or our event page - link in the comments too. https://www.facebook.com/events/868747373491964/
Runs through Sunday.
Volunteer opportunities available as well.
Tonight: Courage to Change Al-Anon AFG meets 7 PM Friday at Toledo Presbyterian Church, 312 Augustus.
Saturday-Sunday: ARTrails 2019 Studio Tour
17th Annual ARTrails Studio Art Tour kicks off
*ARTrails of SWW noted: It has come to our attention that Highway 506 is closed to thru-traffic between Toledo and Vader due to bridge construction. Here is our map showing the affected road:
Saturday: Cowlitz Prairie Grange Breakfast
Not Strictly Toledo: Homecoming Dresses! Hosted by Our Closet is Your Closet
We are OPEN Saturday from 10a-1p. We are located upstairs at The Winlock Assembly of God. ALL are welcome to come shop with us!!
We are a clothing bank/exchange that is 100% run by volunteers and 100% filled by donations! We are open to ALL in EVERY community! Toledo, Winlock, Napavine, Vader, Castle Rock, Longview, Chehalis or anywhere else you call home! We have an AMAZING coffee lady most Saturdays that serves our customers with yummy drinks and sweets. Everything is totally FREE! Please come visit us and give and/or take based on your individual need!
Not Strictly Toledo2: Extreme Machines
Saturday, September 21, 10:00 - 3:00 pm, Cowlitz County Expo Center 7th Avenue Parking Field
Kids young and old come check out the coolest vehicles in one big space! Discover the ordinary and unusual up close and personal. Trucks, tractors, lifts, helicopters, and military vehicles. Drive an excavator, bulldozer, and ride in a cherry picker!
All for FREE! Donations suggested with proceeds going to support the Longview Recreation out-of-school time scholarship fund.
*Special thanks to Joe Notch for this one!
Sunday: Toledo Soccer Car Wash & Bake Sale Fundraiser @ Market Fresh*
Erica Castro says: Toledo Soccer will be holding a car wash and bake sale this Sunday (9/22) at Market Fresh (Red Apple Grocery Store), beginning at 11 am!
Please support the team!
*In case of rain, event will be rescheduled for September 29.
And Beyond: 2-Hour Late Start, Historical Society, Energy Assistance, v:T A.R.E. Meeting
Monday: 2 Hour ACT Late Start for all Toledo Schools.
Also Monday: Toledo Historical Society meets 4 PM fourth Mondays @ Toledo Library.
Tuesday: CAC of LewisMasonThurston - Energy Assistance - call in or go online.
Also Tuesday: vision:Toledo Arts, Rec & Events 6:30 PM @ Morgan Arts Centre
Toledo Indians Sports Schedule
Sept 20th @ Napavine 7:00 bus @ 4:30
Sept 27th @ Adna 7:00 bus @ 4:20
Sept 23rd vs. Napavine 6:00
Sept 30th vs. Adna 6:00
Sept 21st vs Napavine 6:00
Sept 23rd @ Winlock 6:00 bus @4:45
Sept 25th @ Ilwaco 6:00 bus @ 3:00
Sept 28th vs. Kalama
Sept 30 @ Kalama 6:00
Sept 21st @ Centerville Tournament 9:00 am (Centraila)bus@8:00am
Sept 23rd @ Tenino 7:00 bus @ 4:40
Sept 26th vs. Rainier 5:45/7:00
Sept 24th Home- Lewis/ Clark State Park 4:00 bus @ 2:00
Future-Tripping: Feeds, Fundraisers, Fun & More
TES PTO posted: Box Tops App help raise funds for Toledo Elementary!
Here is the Box Tops email you can send your online receipts to when you do online shopping: firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Update: Lewis County Water Alliance has received so much support from other towns & regions seeking to halt commercial water interests that Washington Water Alliance has been created.
*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!
Wendy Carolan: Lewis County Kinship Support Group
There are many of us out here raising grandkids or other family members.
Join us as we share support and resources.
Community Action Council of Lewis Mason Thurston Counties: Energy Assistance
Our scheduling dates for October LIHEAP appointments are as follows:
–Tuesday, September 24th, 2019 for Lewis County
Lewis County: (360) 736-1800
Live link: https://web2.caclmt.org/cac_liheap/
TES PTO invited: ISO Girl Scout Leaders
Toledo is looking for Girl Scout leaders. One person doesn’t need to be in charge, multiple people can lead a troop and split responsibilities. Let myself (Tina Lyon) or Kelly Schey know if you are interested or have questions.
Fundraiser for Cowlitz County Search & Rescue by Mike Hedges
Unsinkable Mike Hedges of Cowlitz Kayak Tours, invites you to help celebrate his birthday this year by supporting a great local volunteer organization.
Says Mike: For my birthday this year, I'm asking for donations to Cowlitz County Search & Rescue. I've chosen this nonprofit because their mission means a lot to me, and I hope you'll consider contributing as a way to celebrate with me. Every little bit will help me reach my goal. I've included information about Cowlitz County Search & Rescue below:
Search and rescue of lost or injured subjects
Two weeks remain: $180 / $400 raised so far. Link here.
September 24: CAC of LewisMasonThurston - Energy Assistance
Live link: https://web2.caclmt.org/cac_liheap/
September 28: 4th Annual Esther Borte Walk In The Park
October 5: Sucker Punched Live @ Donna's Place (Fundraiser for #RyleeStrong)
October 19: 20th Annual Cowlitz Indian Pow Wow @ Cowlitz Event Center
November 11: Veteran's Day Ceremony @ Kemp Olson Park
November 23-24: Holiday Artists’ Market @ Morgan Arts Centre
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.
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 lifted 09.18.2019. Check here for changes.
Keep abreast of burn bans statewide: WA Burn Bans
WDFW: Dangerous wildlife
To report poaching in progress and emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, dial 911.
For non-emergency poaching or violation reporting, or non-emergency dangerous wildlife complaints, call 877-933-9847, or submit an online report. You can also text your poaching/violation tip to 847411 (TIP411).
Dangerous wildlife incident reports
Review wolf, cougar, and grizzly bear incidents in Washington state.
Response to dangerous wildlife complaints
WDFW policy directs agency employees to respond appropriately to dangerous wildlife incidents.
Cougar Management Removal Permit Program
Cougar removals may be conducted if warranted by a human-cougar interactions or a livestock or pet depredation.
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