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August 2017

Yoga at the Vineyard

August 4 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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An event every month that begins at 10:30am on day First of the month, repeating until October 6, 2017

Coria Estates Vineyard and Tasting Room, 8252 Redstone Ave. 
Salem, OR 97302 United States
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Meet Instructors Kelcy Conley & Catherine Albertini from Yoga Escape; for a all levels 60 minute outdoor yoga class in the beautiful vineyard of Coria Estates. Friday, August 4th, 10:30--11:30am. Free admission, donations are appreciated. Wine tasting will be available after practice & picnic area will be open, so pack a lunch. Look forward to seeing you all there! Please bring a mat, Namasté.

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MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIR

August 5 @ 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
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One event on August 6, 2017 at 9:00am

Linn County Fair & Expo Center, 3700 Knox Butte Rd E
Albany, OR 97322 United States
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The MOTHER EARTH NEWS FAIRS are fun-filled, family-oriented sustainable lifestyle events that feature dozens of practical, hands-on demonstrations and workshops from the leading authorities on: Renewable Energy, Small-Scale Agriculture, Gardening, Green Building, Green Transportation and Natural Health.

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Bush Park Cleansing

August 8 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bush’s Pasture Park, Salem, OR 97302 United States + Google Map

Join us on the morning of Tuesday August 8th. Lions gate portal opens and what better way to usher in this new energy to mama Gaia in Salem oregon, than to clean and bless one of her most sought after parks as a community in union! Mmmm, good stuff. Were going to meet bright and early at 8:00 am (hour of eternal and infinite) with our closed toed shoes, gardening gloves if you have them, gardening shears if you have…

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River Currents: The Natural History and Biology of Minto Brown Island Park

August 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Riverfront Park Ampitheater, 200 Water St NE
Salem, Oregon, 97301
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This presentation will focus on the history of the park and surrounding area and will also provide a guide to the seasonal changes of the flora and fauna that take place on a yearly cycle.

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Gaiety Hollow Open Garden

August 13 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Gaiety Hollow – Lord & Schryver Conservancy, 545 Mission St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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The gardens will be open for enjoyment and self-guided tours. Docents will be available to answer questions. Admission charge of $5 for guests over 16 years.

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River Currents: What’s in our Creeks?

August 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Salem Riverfront Park, 200 Water St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Free

Each year the City of Salem hires a stream crew to help clear streams of debris that may impeded the following winter's stream flow and result in flooding. In addition, the crew takes on projects that help the City of Salem manage the streams. Come learn about the stream crew and their important projects in our streams.

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NATURE OUTING: HAWK MOUNTAIN HUCKLEBERRY HIKE

August 27 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Location:     Meet at the Willamette Heritage Center parking lot, 1313 Mill Street SE, Salem, OR 97301 Cost:              $10 for Native Plant Society of Oregon (NPSO) members                         $35 for non-members (includes one-year individual membership to NPSO) $45 for families (includes one-year family membership to NPSO) To register: Email john@straubenvironmentalcenter.org  or call 503-779-5414. Advance registration required by Saturday, August 26, at 5:00 pm. John Savage of the Willamette Valley Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Oregon and the Straub…

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September 2017

Vine to Wine

September 9 @ 8:30 am - 12:30 pm
$10

Salem Environmental Education presents the Nature's Bounty series: Tour Hope Well Vineyards and learn about sustainable practices for growing wine grapes. Follow the grape trail to Bethel Heights Winery to learn about the making of wine and end the program with tastings. The cost for the program is $10 per person and is limited to 20 people over 21 years of age. Participants need to register ahead of time. To register and receive further details contact Jon Yoder at joyoder@wildblue.net

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NATURE OUTING: “WILDCRAFTING ON THE WILLAMETTE” KAYAK TRIP TO THE GAIL ACHTERMAN WILDLIFE AREA

September 10 @ 1:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Join the David Douglas Society and herbalist Jody Beckwith for a half-day kayak trip from Independence to Salem with a stop the Gail Achterman Wildlife Area (GAWA) to see the largest stand of wapato (an important native plant) on the Willamette River. Along the way learn about healing uses of trees and plants including wapato along the river. Ages 12 and up; previous kayaking experience is helpful but not required. A limited number of scholarships available for high school students.…

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Salem Urban Streams Symposium

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Salem Public Library Loucks Auditorium, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Free

Come hear from the City of Salem Stream Crew as they talk about their seasonal internship with the Public Works Department. They will give you the highlights on what they have been working on this summer. Learn about - Their different areas of study including: area aquatic life, alteration of stream channels and evaluation of local streams, How they input data into our ArcGIS Online Data System and what that system does, And all of the great work they have…

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Natural History of Oregon

September 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Straub Environmental Learning, 1320 A St NE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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$5 - $10

The Past, Present and Future Geology of Oregon (Scott Pike) The geologic history of Oregon is intrinsically tied to the forces of plate tectonics. The creation, sliding and collisions of fragments of Earth’s crust have brought about the Blue Mountains in the east, the Cascades and associated volcanoes down Oregon’s central spine, and the Coast Range in the west. This talk will explore the mechanisms of plate tectonics and their role in shaping the geology of the Beaver State.  We…

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October 2017

Great Tide Rising

October 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Salem Public Library Loucks Auditorium, 585 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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$5.00

Even as seas rise against the shore, another great tide is beginning to rise – a tide of outrage against the pillage of the planet, a tide of commitment to justice and human rights, a swelling affirmation of our moral responsibility to the future of this lovely, reeling world. Kathleen Dean Moore, once an environmental ethicist at OSU and the author of books that celebrate the natural world (Riverwalking, Holdfast, Wild Comfort, Pine Island Paradox), Moore left the university to…

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Herbal Remedies

$20.00

The wonderful Kathleen, from Avani Herbals, will be leading a workshop on using natural, organic herbs and their healing benefits. Growing, harvesting and drying will also be discussed. Come learn about the natural healing effects not only for your body, but for your mind and spirit as well. Avani Herbals is your source of information on natural herbal remedies for stress, pain, joint and muscle pain relief. Participants will have the opportunity to create their own bath tea recipes and…

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Become a Friends of Trees Crew Leader!

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
FREE!

Are you looking to give back and help make Salem a greener, healthier place for its residents and visitors? Does the idea of leading small planting teams at fun planting events sound good to you? Then you might just be a great Crew Leader in the making! Crew Leaders demonstrate how to plant trees properly while maintaining a fun, safe, and educational environment at our planting events. This is a dynamic and social leadership role best suited for people wanting…

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November 2017

MID-VALLEY ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION ROUNDTABLE

November 2 @ 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Dye House at Mission Mill, 1313 Mill SE
Salem, OR 97301 United States
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Join the fall meeting of nonprofit organizations, agencies, and schools that provide high-quality environmental education experiences to our regional community. The keynote speaker for November will be Kris Elliott. He is the assistant director of Oregon State University Outreach Engagement and the leader of the Outdoor School Program for Oregon. He will be discussing the Outdoor School Program along with initiatives for the next year and the status of state funding. This roundtable will also include time to discuss and…

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Lake Missoula Flood and its Effects in Your Backyard

November 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Loucks Auditorium Salem Library, 645 Liberty St SE
Salem, OR 97301-3515 United States
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$5.00

The great glacial Lake Missoula flood left scars literally in our own backyard.  Join us as author, artist, and photographer Rick Thompson will present his research uncovering the effects of the Missoula Flood.  This catastrophic flood propelled over 500 cubic miles of water, ice, rock and mud across eastern Washington, further cut the Columbia River Gorge, covered the Willamette Valley with up to 400 feet of water and left gravel bars miles wide and hundreds of feet high. With color…

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Conifers of Oregon

November 8 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Straub Environmental Learning Center, 1320 A. St. NE
Salem, OR 97302 United States
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$5 - $10

Conifers are quintessential to the beauty, ecology, economy and livability of Oregon. This program will review life histories of Oregon's 30 indigenous species, and tree samples will be used for hands-on identification. Tips for using conifers in home landscaping will also be offered. A weekend field trip to the Cascades will allow for field identification, and will highlight the ranges of different species based on elevation and rain shadow effect. Rich Swartzentruber taught high school science and natural history for…

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NATURE TALK: THE GOOD, THE BAD, THE BEAUTIFUL: THE MANY FACETS OF DIATOMS

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Eco Hub @ the Willamette Heritage Center, 1313 Mill Street SE
Salem, Oregon 97301
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What is the size of a dust mote, can filter water, and provides us with every fifth breath we breathe? Diatoms are tiny plants that build ornate glass shells out of silica. Nearly all are beneficial, but a very few are invasive or can threaten human health. Rob Kimmich will talk about the role of diatoms in the environment, their benefits, a toxin they can produce, and a particular species of diatom that has become a major nuisance in streams around the world. Rob Kimmich is a…

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Suds ‘n’ Science Pub Talk: The Little Fish That Could (The Story of the Oregon Chub)

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Brew Coffee & Tap House, 211 S. Main Street
Independence, OR 97351 United States
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Free

Come hear Fish Biologist Brian Bangs, from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW), talk about how the Oregon Chub beat the odds and became the first fish to ever be de-listed from the Endangered Species Act! ​Brian's interactive and engaging presentation highlights the power of partnership and how local landowners helped this little fish make a BIG recovery. All this, plus the opportunity to enjoy some excellent, locally sourced food, beer and wine in the heart of downtown…

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Guitar String Recycle and Restring Event

November 18 @ 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Uptown Music, 3827 River Rd N
Keizer, OR 97303 United States
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Free

Uptown Music in Keizer is hosting a free guitar string recycling event to recycle old and used guitar strings on Saturday, November 18 at 10 a.m. Musicians can bring in their old strings for recycling and have their electric or acoustic guitars restrung with new ones, furnished by D'Addario, for free. Details about the instrument string recycling program can be found: http://www.terracycle.com/en-US/brigades/daddario-playback

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