Posted by: plreber | May 14, 2009

May Events

Saturday, May 16th  8 am – 2  pm

Fourth Annual Watershed Cleanup in Cottage Grove

Join the Coast Fork Watershed Council, the City of Cottage Grove, and SOLV who are partners in organizing the Fourth Annual Watershed Cleanup, Saturday, May 16th from 8 am – 2 pm. This event is part of Cottage Grove’s Oregon 150 celebration and our goal is to reach “Oregon 150 Volunteers!”

Volunteers should gather at the Cottage Grove Community Center, 700 E. Gibbs, where registration, gloves, snacks, bags, safety info, and a free drop-in yoga session will be available from 8 – 9:30 am. Everyone then will be directed to a location that needs help with the cleanup. Pre-register if possible and donations for prizes are welcome! Please call Teresa Cowan (942-1185) or Pam Reber (767-9717).

Following the cleanup, everyone who registered is invited to join in a free celebration lunch and raffle for prizes from local businesses at 1 pm in Prospector’s Park by the Dr. Snapp House (360 S. River Rd.).  Businesses which have donated for the raffle and event so far include Fleur De Lis Patisserie, Garden of Ink, Backstage Bakery, Cascade Home Center, Kalapuya Books, Cottage Grove Sentinel, Kool Beanz, Rosebud Consignment, Cosmo Cafe, Schweitzer’s Western Ware, The Flower Basket, Candela’s, Mystical Closet, Farmhand Feed and Home Store, The Book Mine, Big Stuff Barbecue, Espresso Barn, Shady Oaks, Shoestrings, Abraxas Video, Paiges in Time, Julie Knurowski, Umpqua Bank, Costco, Safeway, Walmart, and Jerry’s Home Improvement Center.

There will be free recycling at the Umpqua Bank parking lot, thanks to B&B Scrap Metal and Indigo Cat Computers. Bring scrap metal, aluminum, glass, paper, and e-waste (computers, etc.) for a rare opportunity to recycle downtown.

We will be picking up trash in parks and neighborhoods, pulling up ivy and blackberries, and sprucing up our great city by working outside with community members. The Cottage Grove Urban Forestry Committee and the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council Invasive Species Group will be focusing efforts along the Coast Fork River.  The Friends of Mosby Creek will tackle ivy along the Row River bike path.

Other volunteers will help clean up city parks and public areas.  There’s still time to volunteer for a specific activity or adopt an area that could use a good cleanup or other improvement.

Sunday, May 17th

Mt. Pisgah Arboretum’s Wildflower Festival & Plant Sale 10 am – 4 pm

We’ll have a table there. Stop by and see us!

Saturday, May 30th

Volunteers’ Raft Trip

Sign up early for our annual volunteers’ rafttrip on the beautiful Coast Fork.  Contact the Council office at 767-9717 to sign up.

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