Comment Period For Willapa Elk Herd Plan

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is accepting public comments through June 2 on a draft Willapa Hills Elk Herd Plan, designed to guide future management of elk in the southwest corner of the state.

State wildlife managers will also hold two public meetings to discuss the draft plan, which is posted on WDFW’s website.

The meetings are scheduled at the following locations and times:

•    Montesano – May 13 from 6-7:30 p.m. at WDFW’s regional office, 48 Devonshire Road.

•    Longview – May 15 from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Cowlitz County PUD office, 961 12th Ave.


Loan Guarantees Available In Rural Energy for America Program

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that USDA is seeking applications from rural small businesses and agricultural producers for funding to make energy efficiency improvements or to install renewable energy systems.  “Developing renewable energy presents an enormous economic opportunity for rural America,” Vilsack said.  “This funding will help farmers, ranchers and rural small business owners incorporate renewable energy and energy efficiency technology into their operations, create jobs and help America become more energy independent.  When small rural businesses and farmers cut their energy costs with cleaner and more efficient energy, we are both helping their bottom lines and reducing the amount of greenhouse gas pollution that affects our climate.”


May on Oakland Bay!

A day for Environmental Stewardship, Family Friendly Events, and Activities! Live music, animals, tours, workshops, and more activities for the entire family to enjoy. This is a free event opportunity for the community to learn more about their local environment – especially on Oakland Bay. 


3rd Annual Mother’s Day Dash

The 3rd Annual “MOTHER’S DAY DASH” is set to go! The four mile walk/run will start at the Huff and Puff Trail across from Shelton High School the morning of Mother’s Day – May 11th, 2014. This event is supported and sponsored by many local businesses and organizations and is part if a larger annual fundraiser for Ovarian Cancer research (OC).