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Archive | March, 2017

Antler Auction

Posted on 1st March 2017 at 08:52

Deer and elk antlers that have been confiscated from poachers by Washington Fish and Wildlife are being put up for auction. WDFW says that about 1,000 pounds of antlers are being sold through an online auction, and in the Washington Fish and Wildlife retail space, located at the agency’s warehouse on New Market Street in Tumwater. Proceeds from the auction and sales will help support anti-poaching efforts, including support for rewards paid out through the Turn In Poachers tip line. Get more information on the WDFW web page.

Tree City Again

Posted on 1st March 2017 at 08:51

For the 33rd year, Longview is once again designated as a Tree City USA, with that announcement coming out from the Arbor Day Foundation. Longview has met the four criteria required by the Arbor Day Foundation, continuing to have a Tree Board or Department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least two dollars per capita, along with Arbor Day observances and proclamations. Last year, the city planted a Western Hemlock at Lake Sacajawea Park in observance of Arbor Day; a similar event will be held in April of this year.

Ashes to Go

Posted on 1st March 2017 at 08:51

You can get “Ashes to Go” from 2 until 4 pm today at Bethany Lutheran Church in Longview. This started on Ash Wednesday in 2010, when several churches in Chicago went out to train stations and other locations in the city, allowing people to take part in the Ash Wednesday repentance ceremonies without having to go to church. They say that people are thankful and appreciative, giving them a chance to participate while continuing on with their busy day. “Ashes to Go” will be offered in the Bethany Lutheran Church parking lot between 2 and 4 pm today; they’re located at 2900 Parkview Drive in Longview. Get more information on bethanylongview.org.