FFLC Youth Farm to Host Festival

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Gardeners know the season is changing by their harvest. You can find an abundance of organic vegetables and fruits at Food For Lane County’s Youth Farm Fest. It’s happening Saturday, Sept. 13 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the youth farm at 705 Flamingo Avenue in Springfield. There will be live … Continue reading »

Crews Begin Prescribed Burns Along Coast

FLORENCE, Ore. — Smoke could be seen for miles out on the Florence coast Thursday, as the Siuslaw National Forest employees started their first of two prescribed burns. The prescribed burn got started around 10 a.m. and crews are now all done for the day. People living close to the area should still expect to … Continue reading »

GMO Labeling Debate Hits Close to Home

EUGENE, Ore. — The national debate over labeling genetically engineered foods is hitting close to home. One of the nation’s top safety food experts made a stop in Eugene Wednesday. Consumer Reports Senior Scientist Michael Hansen spent time at Johnson Vegetable Farms to advocate for Measure 92. If passed, it would require the labeling of all … Continue reading »

City of Eugene Sowing Seeds

EUGENE, Ore — The City of Eugene is sowing seeds and ensuring native habitats stay native. The City’s Parks and Open Space department oversees over 70 developed parks and over 2,500 acres of open space. If there’s a renovation project, plants and seeds are required. In 2006, the city opted to cultivate its own seeds … Continue reading »

Exterminators Respond to Yellow Jackets

EUGENE, Ore. — The hot, dry weather we’re seeing is the perfect breeding ground for yellow jackets and wasps. Researchers at Oregon State’s Department of Horticulture say this year is very similar to last year. They’ve taken quite a few calls this month for bald faced hornets in the Corvallis area. “The yellow jacket activity … Continue reading »

LRAPA Accused of Discrimination

EUGENE, Ore. — The Lane Regional Air Protection Agency is trying to clear the air over a recent complaint. Beyond Toxics filed an official complaint against LRAPA. It is upset over the decision to allow a power plant to increase its pollution in west Eugene. The complaint stems from a recent decision regarding particulate emissions … Continue reading »

Bikes Power Band at Ballpark

EUGENE, Ore. — Lots of home run power is on display Tuesday night at PK Park. But, they won’t be the only power people are talking about. Anybody coming into the stadium for the Northwest League All-Star Game from the front gates will see Pedal Power Music. It’s a blend of people on stationary bikes … Continue reading »

Drought-Resistant Gardens Paying Off

ASHLAND, Ore – The Ashland Public Works Department has signed up more than 40 homes in its lawn replacement program, as more homeowners attempt to cut down on water use during the current drought conditions. Ashland launched the program in June and reimburses homeowners who replace their traditional grass lawn with drought-resistant landscaping, including bark … Continue reading »

Interview: March for Climate Action

EUGENE, Ore. — Marchers are on a cross-country journey called The Great March for Climate Action. Several of the marchers are from Eugene. We first told you about them back in February. They started walking on March 1, trekking 3,000 miles Los Angeles to Washington, D.C. On Monday, the group of about 30 marchers will … Continue reading »

Corvallis Wooden Sunglasses Craze

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Two Oregon State University students had a vision of creating more eco-friendly outdoor products, and now, they are already selling biodegradable sunglasses to customers in more than 30 countries. Matthew Miner and Alex Cruft founded Bosky Optics about two years ago, and are now selling a line of wooden sunglasses. “Bosky is … Continue reading »

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