Siuslaw River Boardwalk

Watershed Council to Sponsor Camp

With summer break looming students will have time on their hands and parents will have to find things for the children to do.  One of those things is camp.  And the Siuslaw Watershed Council is offering a special outdoor camp that will take in the surroundings of Western Lane County.  New Executive Director of the Siuslaw Watershed Council, Eli Tome says it is a great time for kids to take advantage of all the outdoor activities available.

“Our camp this year is from June 25th to the 29th.  We have a bunch of fun activities for the campers.  We are going to take them out sandboarding on the dunes.”

While there, Tome says they will also look at invasive species removal on the dunes.  Birding, paddleboarding, trail hiking, a canoe pull and more.  The Siuslaw Watershed Council is also partnering with the Forest Service and the Confederated tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw Indians.  Camp is $75 dollars and there are scholarships available.

City Council to Consider Volunteer Insurance

The Florence City Council will meet in executive session on Monday evening to discuss real property transaction.  That meeting is closed to the public, but immediately following they will meet in open session.  On the agenda for the meeting will be a consideration for approval on Workers Compensation Insurance to City Volunteers, a resolution to receive state revenues for the City’s elections.  There is a change of venue for this meeting.  It will be held at the Siuslaw Valley Fire and Rescue station at 2625 Highway 101.  The Open session will convene at 5:30 pm.

City Club Speaker to Address Opiod Epidemic

Next Friday, June 8th, the City Club of Florence will meet and they will have a special speaker, Dr. Ron Schearer with the Peace Health Medical Group in Florence.  Dr. Schearer will be talking about the opiod epidemic and the impact that it has on our local area.  The meeting will be from noon to 1pm at the Class Act Theater on Kingwood and Rhody.  Doors open at 11:30 and light refreshments will be served.  Dr. Schearer will also be our guest for the June edition of Doc Talk.

Documentary Takes a Look At the Resurgence of the Electric Vehicle

The Siuslaw News and Coast Radio will host the Revenge of the Electric Car documentary at City Lights Cinemas on Tuesday June 19th.  The documentary brings the movement up to date and shows the struggles of several companies to get their product to market.  The event is sponsored by Central Lincoln PUD and representatives will be available for questions and a Tesla will be available for test drives.  There are two showings for the movie, 1:30 pm and 6:30 pm.