Friends of Trees Seeks Volunteers

EUGENE, Ore. — A group in Eugene will be planting hundreds of trees and anyone’s welcome to join. Friends of Trees is teaming up with ODOT to plant 207 trees and shrubs along a path near the west Eugene wetlands. They say it’s all in an effort to help clean the water that flows into … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare for Coastal Cleanup

EUGENE, Ore. — SOLVE’s annual Spring Beach Cleanup is happening Saturday. It draws thousands of people every year, working together to protect the health of our oceans and coastlines. Tons of trash that should be in the dumpster litters our beaches. It not only affects wildlife and the environment, but also the economy. That’s why … Continue reading »

Eugene Community Garden Applications Due

EUGENE, Ore. — Just a few days to go if you want to sign up for a plot in one of Eugene’s community gardens. You have until Monday, March 17 to get your application in for one of the 72 spaces available. As of Thursday, there were 30 people registered. The winners are chosen by … Continue reading »

Recyclemania Civil War

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s another battle going on between the Ducks and Beavers back here at home. The University of Oregon and Oregon State are competing in a national competition called Recyclemania. Both schools have participated for a number of years but made a civil war out of it in 2010. “One thing the school … Continue reading »

Lane County Approves Turtle Flats Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — After years of helping care for the land around Mount Pisgah, the Friends of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah can finally call a piece of it their own. The Lane County Board of Commissioners approved the sale of Turtle Flats to the nonprofit. The 63-acre piece of land sits between the Coast … Continue reading »

Corvallis Sustainability Town Hall Meets

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Roughly 500 people attended the Sustainability Fair and Town Hall Monday night. The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition put on the annual event at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on OSU’s campus. The group says it is a way for community members to network about eco-friendly lifestyles. Community members had a chance to see … Continue reading »

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 »

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