[Oeva-list] FW: Earth Day April 22 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center

Chaz Smith chazeesmith2u at gmail.com
Sun Apr 16 01:05:23 PDT 2017


Thanks Gary I will bring plenty of sun screen and some sort of plug in
vehicle.

On Apr 15, 2017 10:18 AM, "Gary Graunke" <gary at whitecape.org> wrote:

> I plan to set up at 8 AM there. The event is from 9 to 3.
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> Gary G
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> *From:* Susan Buce [mailto:susan at gorgediscovery.org]
> *Sent:* Friday, April 14, 2017 12:40 PM
> *To:* Bambi Foy; Barbara Robinson; Dave & Juanita Neitling; David Skakel,
> Tri-County Waste; Dr. Jean Cypher; Gary Graunke; Kate L (Gorge Friends);
> Leland Brown; Michelle Sager OSU; Peter Cornelison; Renee Tkach; Volunteer
> Coordinator
> *Cc:* marketing at gorgediscovery. org; Carolyn Purcell; Charlie Powell;
> Michael Powell; Josh Jaco; Jessica Hurlbert; Shawn McCleary
> *Subject:* Earth Day April 22 at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center
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> Thank you for agreeing to participate in Earth Day, Saturday, April 22,
> 2017, at Columbia Gorge Discovery Center and Museum, 5000 Discovery Drive,
> The Dalles.
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> In an effort to make this event easily available and outside events free
> to the public, we are setting up information tables outside in front of the
> museum on the lawn area. We are crossing our fingers for clear skies and
> warmer weather, but in the event the wind is still a bit nippy, be sure to
> bring a jacket.
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> Museum admission will still apply to visitors who wish to see the
> exhibits, however there is no admission to access the museum store and
> café. The Basalt Rock Café will be open that day and serving soup &
> sandwiches from 11 am to 2 pm. Restrooms are available inside the museum
> and bottled water is available for sale by the front desk.
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> We are extremely grateful to be welcoming:
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> ·       OSU’s Master Naturalist and Master Gardener programs
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> ·       Oregon Zoo’s Leland Brown, the Non-Lead Hunting Education Director
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> ·       Tri-County Hazardous Waste & Recycling
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> ·       Friends of the Columbia Gorge
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> ·       Rowena Wildlife Clinic
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> ·       Oregon Electric Vehicle Association
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> ·       Columbia Riverkeepers could not be here, but they gave me
> literature to put out for them.
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> We plan a “trade-show” type of format, with people coming to talk to you
> one on one, to ask questions and gather informational information you may
> have brought.
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> Please let me know if you need a table & chairs set up or if you are
> bringing your own. If you need extra space or accommodations, get hold of
> me ASAP.
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> NON-LEAD HUNTING EDUCATION
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> Leland Brown from the Oregon Zoo will be giving a program about the
> problems of lead in the environment inside the museum’s Murdock Theater,
> between 12 and 2 pm. (I’m thinking about 1 pm so you can have lunch?) He
> will be talking about non-lead hunting education, and making his
> presentation between the raptor programs at 11 am and again at 2 pm.
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> Lead toxicity is a growing problem in our environment. A few days ago, KGW
> reported a bald eagle was found incapacitated, with no injury showing. It
> was taken to Rowena Wildlife Clinic, and the suspicions are that it may be
> suffering from toxic poisoning from lead. http://www.kgw.com/news/local/
> animal/injured-bald-eagle-rescued-taken-to-wildlife-clinic/430841155
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> HERITAGE PIONEER GARDEN
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> One of the visions when our museum first opened, almost 20 years ago, was
> to establish a “heritage pioneer garden” on the grounds. This year
> volunteer Dave Neitling has graciously accepted the “hoe of service” and
> will be getting our garden going. This is an area that we could use
> volunteers with throughout the season. We are lucky to be welcoming
> representatives of the OSU Master Gardener and Master Naturalist programs.
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> NATIVE PLANT WALK
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> Our resident Native Plant expert, Barbara Robinson, will be conducting
> guided Native Plant Walks at 11 am and again at 2 pm.
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> GROUNDS CLEAN-UP
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> For those bringing a work crew, please have someone on site early so we
> can review the areas that need work.
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> I’ve attached a map of areas where we can utilize a clean up crew.
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> We have some brush piles and pine needles that need to be cleared before
> we transition into the dry wildfire season. There is an area that needs
> some heavier log rounds moved. Our resident native plant expert, Barbara
> Robinson, would like to supervise that action because the logs are located
> in a sensitive area with native plants that must be protected.
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> Please walk softly on the grounds and as you step, know that each native
> plant has been carefully nurtured and protected, so it may propagate and
> bring beauty to our environment. Try as best as possible to avoid crushing
> plants.
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> Be aware this event is taking place the same time as The Dalles’ annual
> Cherry Festival. There will be a parade downtown The Dalles from about 11
> am to 12 pm, and a carnival and activities in the downtown core. That may
> reduce our numbers, but I think there will be a fair number of residents
> who are interested in learning more about how they can be good stewards of
> the environment.
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> ROAD CLEAN UP
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> In addition, the museum attempts to do periodic clean-up along Highway
> 30/West Sixth Street from the Discovery Center drive all the way to Webber
> Street. With the blowing winds, trash is a common sight along the road, and
> with tour groups beginning to visit The Dalles, we want to be proud of how
> our city and streets look. Volunteers for this road clean up would be
> greatly appreciated.
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> ONGOING VOLUNTEER SUPPORT
>
> Our museum sits on a 54-acre campus, and while the careful curation of the
> grounds is primarily on the 5 acres surrounding the museum, there are
> plenty of areas that can use volunteer support for litter pickup, brush
> control, and invasive weed control.
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> Our building and grounds staff, Charlie and Michael Powell, and grounds
> maintenance volunteer Barbara Robinson, would be happy to have some
> dedicated volunteers who love to be in the outdoors and help us keep our
> grounds beautiful. If you know someone who would like to volunteer, please
> have them contact our volunteer coordinator, Mary Stocks, at
> volunteers at gorgediscovery.org
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> Susan Buce
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> Marketing Manager
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> susan at gorgediscovery.org <marketing at gorgediscovery.org>
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> 541-296-8600 x 215 <(541)%20296-8600>
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> Columbia Gorge Discovery Center & Museum
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> 5000 Discovery Drive
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> The Dalles, Oregon 97058
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