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Bad news, good news thing.

Andrew Linn
 

I've taken a job

It's a temp/seasonal position

I won't be able to make it to the Boathouse until Late January

The job is at Home Depot

It's in the Distribution Center, not at the store, so no discounts for you.


Re: [MessaboutW] Monday at Fern Ridge

 

We had a nice little messabout yesterday at the Mudhole. A couple of new Coots showed up, Kent F and Rob, both with interesting boats. Welcome aboard! There wasn't much wind, but we managed to get some sailing in:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/sets/72157647541327429/

We should do things like that more often. A messabout doesn't _have to_ be something we plan months ahead of time and print in the Coot Calendar. ;o)

--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
Hanging is too good for a man who makes puns; he should be drawn
and quoted. (Fred Allen)


Re: [MessaboutW] Rudder Too Loose

mswift@...
 

Kent,

A short length of light bungee will do what you want. Put it through a hole in (or clamped to) either rudder or tiller. Bring both ends to the transom eight inches or so from the centerline. Play with the tension to get the centering moment you want.


Re: [MessaboutW] Rudder Too Loose

kent olsen <olsenkent@...>
 

I thought about something along that line. Even played around with a rope from one gunnel across the tiller to the other gunnel. This is a small boat( 11 ft) and I normally sit on the bottom to stay under the boom. I have seen small shocks that are adjustable, that I'm leaning towards.


From: 'John Kohnen' jkohnen@... [MessaboutW] ;
To: ;
Subject: [MessaboutW] Rudder Too Loose
Sent: Mon, Sep 22, 2014 11:26:29 PM

You might try a Huntingford Helm Impeder. It's easily, and infinitely, 
adjustable from no friction to locking the tiller in position. Relatively 
cheap, and easy to make too:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/sets/72157644664027219/

http://www.dinghycruising.org.uk/pages/helmimpeder

You don't want any friction when sailing, so you can easily feel what's 
going on through the tiller. There's no such thing as a "too loose" 
rudder, until you need to take your hand off the tiller to open a 
beverage. ;o)


On Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:48:40 -0700, kent o wrote:

> Hi guys.  Been watching the chatter .  Haven't had many chances to 
> stop by any of your get together due to work.  I have a 11 ft Joel White 
> Shellback.  The rudder is to loose and, while sailing, I must keep my 
> hand on the tiller all the time.  Has any one tried some kind of  small 
> shock absorber between the rudder and the transom?

--
John (jkohnen@...)
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes. (Henry David
Thoreau)



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Rudder Too Loose

 

You might try a Huntingford Helm Impeder. It's easily, and infinitely, adjustable from no friction to locking the tiller in position. Relatively cheap, and easy to make too:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/jkohnen/sets/72157644664027219/

http://www.dinghycruising.org.uk/pages/helmimpeder

You don't want any friction when sailing, so you can easily feel what's going on through the tiller. There's no such thing as a "too loose" rudder, until you need to take your hand off the tiller to open a beverage. ;o)

On Mon, 22 Sep 2014 08:48:40 -0700, kent o wrote:

Hi guys. Been watching the chatter . Haven't had many chances to stop by any of your get together due to work. I have a 11 ft Joel White Shellback. The rudder is to loose and, while sailing, I must keep my hand on the tiller all the time. Has any one tried some kind of small shock absorber between the rudder and the transom?
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
Distrust any enterprise that requires new clothes. (Henry David
Thoreau)


Re: [MessaboutW] Re: Monday at Fern Ridge

kent olsen <olsenkent@...>
 

Hi guys. Been watching the chatter . Haven't had many chances to stop by any of your get together due to work. I have a 11 ft Joel White Shellback. The rudder is to loose and, while sailing, I must keep my hand on the tiller all the time. Has any one tried some kind of small shock absorber between the rudder and the transom?
Thanks Kent Olsen


From: 'Dan' danashore@... [MessaboutW] ;
To: ;
Subject: [MessaboutW] Re: Monday at Fern Ridge
Sent: Mon, Sep 22, 2014 11:18:34 AM

 

Ahoy, Dennis B:

 

I had the pleasure of seeing his boats and drinking some of his water while passing through Albany a few weeks back.  I seem to have done mischief to his email address in the interregnum.  However, if anybody should hail him at FR please say hello.  Also, he was headed off on a Saltchuck adventure to the South Sound.  It would be nice to hear how that went. 

 

Fair winds, following seas,

Dan Rogers

Almostcanada


Re: Monday at Fern Ridge

Dan
 

Ahoy, Dennis B:

 

I had the pleasure of seeing his boats and drinking some of his water while passing through Albany a few weeks back.  I seem to have done mischief to his email address in the interregnum.  However, if anybody should hail him at FR please say hello.  Also, he was headed off on a Saltchuck adventure to the South Sound.  It would be nice to hear how that went. 

 

Fair winds, following seas,

Dan Rogers

Almostcanada


Calling John

Dan
 

I have this lovely Coot flag, but am still hoping to hear from you on what I owe you.  And, how you want me to deliver said payment.   You once mentioned that personal emails got left to last after the multiple fora.  At any event, I didn't want to give the impression that I didn't appreciate your quick delivery.  So, am resorting to housekeeping stuff on this party line.


I'm hitching wagons for the long trek to Moniesville in a bit more than a week, so want to get caught up on this before heading out.  With the Coots and Scuzbums battle flags on my antenna!


Thanks,


Dan Rogers,

Almostcanada


Re: [MessaboutW] Monday at Fern Ridge

Kent Fleming <kentfleming@...>
 

I'll try to be there later in the morning with "Sprezzatura" (17' Whitehall, oars & electric motor, no sails.)

On 21 Sep 2014, at 15:06 , 'John Kohnen' jkohnen@boat-links.com [MessaboutW] <MessaboutW@yahoogroups.com> wrote:

I'll be there with Pearl, the Oldshoe.

On Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:03:38 -0700, bob L wrote:

Monday 22 Sept, Fern Ridge lake, Richardson Park 9:30 AM; sail, float
around, or whatever. Gather at Richardson for lunch about Noon. Radio
Channel 16 or 68, if you can't see anybody.

For Monday, the Coot Calendar says, "Autumn Equinox." This may be the
last chance for the summer, so I was talking to Dennis B., and we
decided to head to FR for the day. Everyone is welcome to join in. I
need to leave by about 3PM, but feel free to stay as long as you want!!

So far:
Bob - The 8-ft Acorn with sails
Dennis - Culler Sampan with sails
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
He got hold of the red meat of the language and turned it into
hamburgers. (Richard Gordon on Ernest Hemingway)


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Re: [MessaboutW] Monday at Fern Ridge

 

I'll be there with Pearl, the Oldshoe.

On Sun, 21 Sep 2014 15:03:38 -0700, bob L wrote:

Monday 22 Sept, Fern Ridge lake, Richardson Park 9:30 AM; sail, float around, or whatever. Gather at Richardson for lunch about Noon. Radio Channel 16 or 68, if you can't see anybody.

For Monday, the Coot Calendar says, "Autumn Equinox." This may be the last chance for the summer, so I was talking to Dennis B., and we decided to head to FR for the day. Everyone is welcome to join in. I need to leave by about 3PM, but feel free to stay as long as you want!!

So far:
Bob - The 8-ft Acorn with sails
Dennis - Culler Sampan with sails
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
He got hold of the red meat of the language and turned it into
hamburgers. (Richard Gordon on Ernest Hemingway)


Monday at Fern Ridge

boblark@...
 

Monday 22 Sept, Fern Ridge lake, Richardson Park 9:30 AM; sail, float around, or whatever.  Gather at Richardson for lunch about Noon.  Radio Channel 16 or 68, if you can't see anybody.


For Monday, the Coot Calendar says, "Autumn Equinox."  This may be the last chance for the summer, so I was talking to Dennis B., and we decided to head to  FR for the day.  Everyone is welcome to join in. I need to leave by about 3PM, but feel free to stay as long as you want!!


So far:

Bob - The 8-ft Acorn with sails

Dennis - Culler Sampan with sails


Bob



Neat Port Townsend Festival Video

 

Dennis in B'ham turned me on to this:

http://smallafishingboat.info/wooden-boat/port-townsend-wooden-boats.html

A video of the 2013 Festival made up of shots taken from a drone! Lazy Jack looks pretty good from the air. <g>

--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
When men come to love sea-life, they are not fit to live on
land. (Samuel Johnson)


Footloose Building in Bellingham

 

Dennis L in B'ham, who built my Pearl, has been having his own struggle with the big 'C'. <sigh> But I was very pleased when he told me about what he's gonna be doing "next year." I take that to mean that prospects don't seem as gloomy as they did a while back. Hang in there, Dennis!

What Dennis has been doing this year is working on the Footloose Skiff he started after he sold Pearl to me. The project is going slow, but it looks like this is gonna be the most beautiful Footloose yet! (sorry, Pickle <g>). Here are some photos, with some new ones Dennis just sent at the bottom:

https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/MessaboutW/photos/albums/2084973514

or

http://preview.tinyurl.com/m7edt23

"Attached a couple of shots of the finished flooring in. I'll be installing a drain plug today and tomorrow, much the same as what I did with "Pearl"..... at least it gives me a since of safety during the winter months to help prevent that huge interior from filling with water, should the tarp fail. I still need to finish out the rudder and get it mounted, order a set of oars and do the rigging. Just not sure if I'll splash her this year or not."

In case you're not familiar with the Footloose, it was designed by retired fisherman Warren Jordan of South Beach, for the lakes and bays of the Oregon Coast:

http://www.jordanwoodboats.com/wood-boat-plans/product.php?s=footloose

--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
The way to fight a woman is with your hat. Grab it and run.
(John Barrymore)


Re: [MessaboutW] Willamette:: Oregon Public Health Division Blue-green Algae Advisory

 

Enough!! Lon, you should know better than to post something so contentious here. <sigh> Andrew, you should know better than to reply. <sigh> Please, let's just let this thread die right now.

Geez, I just passed on a warning not to drink the water... <sigh>

On Sat, 20 Sep 2014 23:56:26 -0700, Lon wrote:


Since Cyanobacteria toxins can be deadly. We should immediately cease and desist the efforts of Willamette River Keepers to turn Ross Island Lagoon into a shallow wet land."
...
--
John (jkohnen@boat-links.com)
The only way to keep your health is to eat what you don't want,
drink what you don't like, and do what you'd rather not. (Mark
Twain)


Re: [MessaboutW] Willamette:: Oregon Public Health Division Blue-green Algae Advisory

Andrew Linn
 

River Keepers did a great thing with the Willamette River Trail and organizing Paddle Oregon. I have been in organizational meetings with them and they are . . . passionate and determined, sometimes so determined they don't like being asked questions.

On 9/20/2014 11:56 PM, lon wells lononriver@yahoo.com [MessaboutW] wrote:

Since Cyanobacteria toxins can be deadly. We should immediately cease and desist the efforts of Willamette River Keepers to turn Ross Island Lagoon into a shallow wet land."....The restoration work to provide more land on the interior of the lagoon, shallow-water habitat, and wetland habitat will provide lasting benefits for local wildlife....." Sadly these shallow areas also provide the perfect growth conditions for Cyanobacteria which does well in warm shallow still waters. Willamette River Keepers insistence that Ross Island Sand and Gravel must decrease the depth of the lagoon in places has created the current situation. The additional no wake zone and elimination of speed boats eliminated wakes which helps with water movement and adding oxygen back into the water. I personally like the canoes and kayaks but our water way decisions should be based on scientific facts and not what feels good since we are dealing with a deadly toxin. We should do a scientific study about the changes in the lagoon.


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Re: [MessaboutW] Willamette:: Oregon Public Health Division Blue-green Algae Advisory

lon wells <lononriver@...>
 


Since Cyanobacteria toxins can be deadly. We should immediately cease and desist the efforts of  Willamette River Keepers to turn Ross Island Lagoon into a shallow wet land."....The restoration work to provide more land on the interior of the lagoon, shallow-water habitat, and wetland habitat will provide lasting benefits for local wildlife....." Sadly these shallow areas also provide the perfect growth conditions for Cyanobacteria which does well in warm shallow still waters.  Willamette River Keepers insistence that Ross Island Sand and Gravel must decrease the depth of the lagoon in places has created the current situation.   The additional no wake zone and elimination of speed boats eliminated wakes which helps with water movement and adding oxygen back into the water.  I personally like the canoes and kayaks but our water way decisions should be based on scientific facts and not what feels good since we are dealing with a deadly toxin.  We should do a scientific study about the changes in the lagoon.


On Saturday, September 20, 2014 12:07 PM, "'John Kohnen' jkohnen@... [MessaboutW]" wrote:


 


------- Forwarded message -------
From: "Oregon Health Authority"
To: jkohnen@...
Cc:
Subject: Oregon Public Health Division Blue-green Algae Advisory
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:31:55 -0700

You are subscribed to Blue-green Algae Advisories for Oregon Health
Authority Public Health Division.

Lower Willamette advisory expanded due to water samples which have
confirmed high levels of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) cells. Media
contact:
Jonathan Modie OHA Public Health 971-246-9139
phd.communications@...

9/19/2014
Willamette River health advisory expanded after toxic algae confirmed

Warning now extends from Ross Island to Sauvie Island

EDITORS: A media availability has been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. today,
September 19, in Room 1-A (first floor) of the Portland State Office
Building, 800 NE Oregon St. State Health Officer Katrina Hedberg, M.D.,
will be on hand to answer questions about the health advisory. OHA
Environmental Public Health staff members also will be available to
respond to technical questions.

The Oregon Health Authority is expanding a health advisory after
preliminary test results show blue-green algae covering a stretch of the
Willamette River flowing through downtown Portland is a toxic species.

Officials with OHA’s Public Health Division say the advisory, first issued
September 16 for the stretch of the Willamette between the south end of
Ross Island and the Fremont Bridge, now extends from Ross Island downriver
to the south end of Sauvie Island.

Public health officials recommend that people avoid all contact with
Willamette River water in this stretch of the river, and that pets be kept
away from the water as well. This includes avoiding swallowing or inhaling
water droplets, and avoiding skin contact. Drinking water directly from
this stretch of the Willamette is especially dangerous at this time.

The public will be alerted when the concern no longer exists.

Official results of at least two tests on water samples conducted by the
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality are expected back later today.
A preliminary test by one of the laboratories, Aquatic Scientific
Resource, confirmed the blue-green algae, which is visible as a swirling,
bright-green slick, is a species known as Microcystis aeruginosa
(microcystis). This type of algae produces toxins that are harmful to
humans and animals. The advisory threshold for microcystis is 40,000 cells
of the toxin per milliliter of water. Preliminary counts indicate
microcystis is present in the Willamette River at 2.25 million cells per
milliliter. Several samples were collected around Ross Island, but the
specific sample used for this count was from the mouth of the Ross Island
lagoon.

Accidental swallowing of water containing these toxins may produce such
symptoms as numbness, tingling, dizziness, weakness, diarrhea, nausea,
cramps and fainting. Inhalation of water droplets can lead to breathing
problems, sneezing, coughing or runny nose. Skin contact can cause skin
irritation, including a rash. Symptoms usually occur in less than 24 hours.

Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size
and level of activity. Dogs, in particular, can quickly experience
symptoms of microcystis exposure and can die within an hour.

The toxins produced by microcystis cannot be removed by boiling, filtering
or treating the water with camping-style filters, health officials warn.
People who draw in-home water directly from Willamette are advised to use
an alternative water source because private treatment systems are not
proven effective at removing algae toxins.

No public drinking water systems draw water from the portion of the
Willamette River affected by the health advisory.

Oregon health officials recommend that people who choose to eat fish from
waters where algae blooms are present remove all fat, skin and organs
before cooking, because toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues.

Public health officials also advise that people not eat freshwater clams
or mussels from affected water, and that Oregon Department of Fish and
Wildlife regulations do not allow the harvest of these shellfish from
freshwater sources. Crayfish muscle can be eaten, but internal organs and
liquid fat should be discarded.

For local information about water quality or blue-green algae sampling,
contact the Department of Environmental Quality at 503-693-5723.

For health information, to report human or pet illnesses due to blooms, or
to ask questions about a news release, contact the Oregon Health Authority
at 971-673-0400. For information about advisories issued or lifted for the
season, call the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at
1-877-290-6767 or visit the Harmful Algae Bloom [
http://www.healthoregon.org/hab ] website at www.healthoregon.org/hab [
http://www.healthoregon.org/hab ] and select “Algae Bloom Advisories.”

The Public Health Division has issued six harmful algae bloom advisories
so far this season. The most ever issued was 22, for various water bodies
around the state, in 2010; the fewest was in 2012 with nine. August and
September are the peak months for harmful algae advisories.

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Willamette:: Oregon Public Health Division Blue-green Algae Advisory

 

------- Forwarded message -------
From: "Oregon Health Authority" <oha@service.govdelivery.com>
To: jkohnen@efn.org
Cc:
Subject: Oregon Public Health Division Blue-green Algae Advisory
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:31:55 -0700

You are subscribed to Blue-green Algae Advisories for Oregon Health
Authority Public Health Division.

Lower Willamette advisory expanded due to water samples which have
confirmed high levels of cyanobacteria (blue-green algae) cells. Media
contact:
Jonathan Modie OHA Public Health 971-246-9139
phd.communications@state.or.us



9/19/2014
Willamette River health advisory expanded after toxic algae confirmed

Warning now extends from Ross Island to Sauvie Island

EDITORS: A media availability has been scheduled for 3:30 p.m. today,
September 19, in Room 1-A (first floor) of the Portland State Office
Building, 800 NE Oregon St. State Health Officer Katrina Hedberg, M.D.,
will be on hand to answer questions about the health advisory. OHA
Environmental Public Health staff members also will be available to
respond to technical questions.





The Oregon Health Authority is expanding a health advisory after
preliminary test results show blue-green algae covering a stretch of the
Willamette River flowing through downtown Portland is a toxic species.



Officials with OHA’s Public Health Division say the advisory, first issued
September 16 for the stretch of the Willamette between the south end of
Ross Island and the Fremont Bridge, now extends from Ross Island downriver
to the south end of Sauvie Island.



Public health officials recommend that people avoid all contact with
Willamette River water in this stretch of the river, and that pets be kept
away from the water as well. This includes avoiding swallowing or inhaling
water droplets, and avoiding skin contact. Drinking water directly from
this stretch of the Willamette is especially dangerous at this time.



The public will be alerted when the concern no longer exists.



Official results of at least two tests on water samples conducted by the
Oregon Department of Environmental Quality are expected back later today.
A preliminary test by one of the laboratories, Aquatic Scientific
Resource, confirmed the blue-green algae, which is visible as a swirling,
bright-green slick, is a species known as Microcystis aeruginosa
(microcystis). This type of algae produces toxins that are harmful to
humans and animals. The advisory threshold for microcystis is 40,000 cells
of the toxin per milliliter of water. Preliminary counts indicate
microcystis is present in the Willamette River at 2.25 million cells per
milliliter. Several samples were collected around Ross Island, but the
specific sample used for this count was from the mouth of the Ross Island
lagoon.



Accidental swallowing of water containing these toxins may produce such
symptoms as numbness, tingling, dizziness, weakness, diarrhea, nausea,
cramps and fainting. Inhalation of water droplets can lead to breathing
problems, sneezing, coughing or runny nose. Skin contact can cause skin
irritation, including a rash. Symptoms usually occur in less than 24 hours.



Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size
and level of activity. Dogs, in particular, can quickly experience
symptoms of microcystis exposure and can die within an hour.



The toxins produced by microcystis cannot be removed by boiling, filtering
or treating the water with camping-style filters, health officials warn.
People who draw in-home water directly from Willamette are advised to use
an alternative water source because private treatment systems are not
proven effective at removing algae toxins.



No public drinking water systems draw water from the portion of the
Willamette River affected by the health advisory.



Oregon health officials recommend that people who choose to eat fish from
waters where algae blooms are present remove all fat, skin and organs
before cooking, because toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues.



Public health officials also advise that people not eat freshwater clams
or mussels from affected water, and that Oregon Department of Fish and
Wildlife regulations do not allow the harvest of these shellfish from
freshwater sources. Crayfish muscle can be eaten, but internal organs and
liquid fat should be discarded.



For local information about water quality or blue-green algae sampling,
contact the Department of Environmental Quality at 503-693-5723.



For health information, to report human or pet illnesses due to blooms, or
to ask questions about a news release, contact the Oregon Health Authority
at 971-673-0400. For information about advisories issued or lifted for the
season, call the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at
1-877-290-6767 or visit the Harmful Algae Bloom [
http://www.healthoregon.org/hab ] website at www.healthoregon.org/hab [
http://www.healthoregon.org/hab ] and select “Algae Bloom Advisories.”



The Public Health Division has issued six harmful algae bloom advisories
so far this season. The most ever issued was 22, for various water bodies
around the state, in 2010; the fewest was in 2012 with nine. August and
September are the peak months for harmful algae advisories.

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Wickiup: Oregon Public Health Division Blue-green Algae Advisory

 

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Subject: Oregon Public Health Division Blue-green Algae Advisory
Date: Fri, 19 Sep 2014 17:35:08 -0700

You are subscribed to Blue-green Algae Advisories for Oregon Health
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Advisory issued for Wickiup Reservoir due to high levels of cyanotoxins
confirmed through water sampling analysis.

Media contact:
Jonathan Modie OHA Public Health 971-246-9139
phd.communications@state.or.us
9/19/2014
Health advisory issued September 19 for Wickiup Reservoir

High toxin levels found at reservoir in Deschutes County



The Oregon Health Authority issued a health advisory today due to high
levels of blue-green algae in Wickiup Reservoir, located 40 miles
southwest of Bend off South Century Drive in Deschutes County.

Water monitoring has confirmed the presence of very high levels of
cyanotoxins produced by the blue-green algae. These dangerous toxin
concentrations in the water can be harmful to humans and animals.

Exposure to bacterial toxins can happen through accidental swallowing,
which may produce such symptoms as numbness, tingling, dizziness,
weakness, diarrhea, nausea, cramps and fainting; inhalation of water
droplets, which can lead to breathing problems, sneezing, coughing or
runny nose; and skin contact, which can cause skin irritation, including a
rash. Symptoms usually occur in less than 24 hours. Drinking water
directly from Wickiup Reservoir is especially dangerous.

Children and pets are at increased risk for exposure because of their size
and level of activity. Dogs in particular can quickly experience symptoms
of toxin exposure and can die within an hour.

The public will be advised when the concern no longer exists.

Oregon Public Health officials advise campers and other recreational
visitors that toxins cannot be removed by boiling, filtering or treating
the water with camping-style filters.

People who draw in-home water directly from Wickiup Reservoir are advised
to use an alternative water source because private treatment systems are
not proven effective at removing algae toxins. However, public drinking
water systems can reduce algae toxins through proper filtration and
disinfection. If people on public water systems have questions about
treatment and testing, they should contact their water supplier.

Oregon health officials recommend that people who choose to eat fish from
waters where algae blooms are present remove all fat, skin and organs
before cooking, because toxins are more likely to collect in these tissues.

Public health officials also advise that people not eat freshwater clams
or mussels from affected water, and that Oregon Department of Fish and
Wildlife regulations do not allow the harvest of these shellfish from
freshwater sources. Crayfish muscle can be eaten, but internal organs and
liquid fat should be discarded.

With proper precautions to avoid water contact, people are encouraged to
visit Wickiup Reservoir and enjoy activities such as camping, hiking,
biking, picnicking, fishing and bird watching. Boating is safe as long as
speeds do not create excessive water spray, which could lead to inhalation
risk.

For local information about water quality or blue-green algae sampling,
contact the the Deschutes National Forest Bend-Fort Rock Ranger District
at 541-383-4000.

For health information, to report human or pet illnesses due to blooms, or
to ask questions about a news release, contact the Oregon Health Authority
at 971-673-0400. For information about advisories issued or lifted for the
season, call the Oregon Public Health toll-free information line at
1-877-290-6767 or visit the Harmful Algae Bloom [
http://www.healthoregon.org/hab ] website at www.healthoregon.org/hab [
http://www.healthoregon.org/hab ] and select “Algae Bloom Advisories.”


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Re: It's THAT day again!

brianincorv
 

Ooops! I was a day off.  No wonder I never get anything done.


It's THAT day again!

brianincorv
 

Arrrrr!  Midnight, and it now be International Talk Like A Pirate Day!  The Mid-Willamette Valley's contribution to world-wide kultchah!   And if that isn't a Coot-ish holiday, what is?

Welcome to the Official site for Talk Like A Pirate Day - September 19

 

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