Tree Recycling Options

EUGENE, Ore. — ‘Tis the season for Christmas tree recycling. This year, Lane County is making holiday clean up easy and green. Lane Forest Products on Prairie Road in Eugene is just one of the places where you can unload your Christmas tree. Last year, they got 5,000 trees. If you can’t drop it off, … Continue reading »

How to Recycle After Christmas

EUGENE, Ore. — You’ve opened all those presents, but now what do you do with the leftover wrapping paper and boxes? Lane Apex recycling says most wrapping paper is recyclable as well as anything cardboard. Some wrapping paper with foil in it may not be recyclable. And if you’re looking to get rid of your … Continue reading »

Eugene Air Pollution Worst in 4 Years

EUGENE, Ore. — Air pollution in Eugene is the worst it’s been in four years, but there are things residents can do to help. LRAPA says it expects air quality to deteriorate again Tuesday night, as people get home from work and burn wood in their fireplaces. LRAPA says this level of pollution is unhealthy … Continue reading »

MLK Students Work on Ridgeline Trail

EUGENE, Ore. — Despite the freezing temperatures, students from the Martin Luther King, Jr. Education Center spent their day helping build a retaining wall on the Ridegline Trail near Spencer Butte Thursday. They helped build a retaining wall to keep the trail from sliding down the hill. The program helps youth who are currently in … Continue reading »

OSU Studies Demand on Water Supply

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Scientists say climate change and Oregon’s population growth is already placing a higher demand on our water supply. Researchers at Oregon State University say most Oregonians agree that water conservation is important. But whose behaviors save the most water? Researchers found it tends to be older people, females and those who make … Continue reading »

Researchers Say Coral Reefs are Dying

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Researchers at Oregon State University say coral reefs around the world are dying, and they say sewage and fertilizers that end up in the water are to blame. A three-year OSU study shows that with more nitrogen and phosphorus in the water, coral reefs are more likely to get diseases. Researchers say … Continue reading »

Oregon Restricts Pesticide Use

EUGENE, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Agriculture is restricting pesticide use, specifically ones believed to have kill thousands of bees during the summer. In June more than 50,000 bees were found dead in Wilsonville and later, hundreds in Hillsboro. Some activists with the Eugene organization Beyond Toxics were in Salem on Thursday. They say … Continue reading »

Volunteers Plant Wildflowers

EUGENE, Ore. – Saturday was the perfect morning to get outside and plant and that’s exactly how some local volunteers started out their day. A group of about 20 people met in the West Eugene hills to plant native wildflowers. Eugene Park Stewards are working to restore the prairie, savanna and oak woodland habitat on … Continue reading »

Local Produce Sold in Bulk

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. — Community members will have a chance to buy big quantities of locally grown food this weekend at the annual Stuff Your Pantry event. It’s a chance for people to meet farmers and buy big amounts of flour, squash or carrots. There will also be experts on hand, teaching people how to store … Continue reading »

Oil Spill Exercise in Dexter

DEXTER, Ore. — While an oil spill isn’t likely, a number of local agencies are being proactive by practicing how they would respond if oil were to spill into the middle fork of the Willamette River. On Wednesday an orange boom lined the banks of the river, something you’d usually only see after oil spilled … Continue reading »

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