Home Show Displays Landscaping Options

EUGENE, Ore. — Organizers of the 35th annual Lane County Home and Garden show say it’s a real party–garden party that is–down at the Lane Events Center. This year, the show has pulled all of their garden exhibits into the exposition halls. Coordinators say landscapers have put together some great displays, showcasing both day and … Continue reading »

Vendors Set Up for Home and Garden Show

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Events Center is transforming into spring during the next few days as landscapers and gardeners prepare for the annual Lane County Home and Garden Show. On Monday afternoon, landscapers started laying down bricks and building their exhibits. Since spring is right around the corner, many of the booths will feature … Continue reading »

Students Replant Trees in Glendale

GLENDALE, Ore. — Just six months ago, flames filled the forest and smoke filled the town of Glendale. Today, students did their part in an effort to replant the forest. Tiny tree seedlings now stand among the charred giants just outside of Glendale. A few dozen students from Glendale High School rolled up their sleeves … Continue reading »

Local Walkers March for Climate Action

EUGENE, Ore. — Planning and preparations are over for 235 walkers. Their journey begins this weekend. It’s the great March for Climate Action 2014, and four local walkers are putting their best feet forward. John Abbe, a web consultant who’s studying psychology, says he’s always been aware of the environment, but never called himself an environmental activist … Continue reading »

ODF Holds Public Hearing on Rulemaking

VENETA, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Forestry will hold a public hearing on proposed rulemaking for the Oregon Smoke Management Plan. The Smoke Management Plan outlines the management prescribed forest burning on private, federal and other public lands to protect air quality and maintain forest productivity and health. ODF invites the public for comment … Continue reading »

Council Discusses Beverly Property

EUGENE, Ore. — The Beverly property, which contains the Amazon Creek headwaters, has been a topic of discussion for more than a decade, and on Wednesday the Eugene City Council continued talks of purchasing the nearly 25 acres of land. The possibility of putting housing on the land has become real, and many community members … Continue reading »

OSU to Host Free Repair Fair

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Do you have a broken toaster or clothes with holes in them? Well, if you were thinking about throwing them away, you have a chance Wednesday night to get them repaired for free. Oregon State University is hosting a repair fair Wed., Feb. 19 for household goods or appliances including bikes, jewelry, … Continue reading »

Residents Remove, Compost Yard Debris

EUGENE, Ore. — Two weeks after the snow started falling and the trees came down with the ice, many people are still figuring out what to do with all the storm debris. The city of Eugene says there are a few things residents can do with storm debris. They can turn the debris into wood … Continue reading »

Volunteers Plant Trees for MLK Day

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Some folks in Springfield got their hands dirty Monday in honor of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. To make the most of the holiday, the Eugene Chapter of Friends of Trees organized a tree planting out in the Whilamut Natural Area just off Walnut in Springfield. Nearly 50 volunteers made it … Continue reading »

Court Hears Environmental Reform Case

EUGENE, Ore. — Two young Eugene residents are suing the state of Oregon for environmental reform. On Thursday, their case was heard by the Oregon Court of Appeals in front of dozens of law students and middle school students, during the court’s yearly trip to Eugene to hear cases in front of future lawyers and … Continue reading »

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