Posted by: plreber | February 19, 2009

January Events Updates

More than 30 community members met to consider future planning for the Garden Lake Park Pavilion project.  Creswell and a  host of community organizations, including the Coast Fork Council,  successfully applied for a State Park Youth legacy grant to build a science/nature pavilion in Garden Lake Park just for youth.  Interpretive signage will be installed at the park.  Attendees brainstormed on three areas:  pavilion design, park signage ocntent, and dedication ceremony.  Everyone involved with the project has committed to having the pavilion completed befofre a July 4th dedication ceremony.  Please see the Creswell Chronicle’s write up of the initial meeting for more details.

More than 20 attendees viewed the OPB video “The Silent Invasion” January 27th to learn what damange invasive species are doing to Oregon and  the Coast Fork Watershed.  Tania Siemens, Invasive Species Coordinator for TNC/OSU Sea Grant and Pam Reber presented a pilot program proposed for the Coast Fork to fight invasive species, called the Early Detection/Rapid Response (EDRR) project.  View presentation PowerPoint.  To learn more about invasive species, visit the Oregon Invasive Species Council website.

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