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DCPARC September 2019

Published September 4th, 2019

DCPARC recently met with fellow activists in Columbia County, Oregon concerning logging at Camp Wilkerson County Park and purposed “Hazard” tree logging at Ora Bolmeier City Park in Vernona. We toured both parks. Unfortunately, the viewing of stumps from recently cut trees at parks is becoming all too common, but we did increase our networking. [...]

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DCPARC

Published June 18th, 2019

John Hunter

Douglas County Parks Advisory Resource Committee completed it’s first of four riverside trail clean ups for the City of Roseburg. In April Thanks to everyone that helped.

We had a booth at the Earth Day Energy Fair on April 20. Thanks to everyone who brought raffle tickets to help with our fundraising efforts.

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Monitoring the county park activities

Published March 2nd, 2019

DCPARC Update….John Hunter

We continue to monitor the situation at Whistlers Bend Park where more than 100 trees in the campground were cut. Far more than 11 reported by the Parks Advisory Board (PAB. Public awareness of the logging was non-existent and no harvest plan was filed with the Oregon Dept. of Forestry.  The logging [...]

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DCPARC

Published December 3rd, 2018

John Hunter

The last quarter of 2018 has been a very busy one for Douglas County Parks Advisory Resource Committee (DCPARC). It was a combination of park related activities and the never ending monitoring of our Douglas County government.

Since the last newsletter, we lead UW members on an education tour of Iverson Park, had [...]

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Fall 2018

Published September 3rd, 2018

DCPARC

John Hunter

The hot and smoky summer has been a busy and hectic one for DCPARC. We toured Mildred Kanipe Park in July after hearing that the Parks Advisory Board alleged numerous trees were dying and posing a fire danger. Our tour was led by Mike Burke of Friends of Mildred Kanipe Park where he [...]

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Summer 2018

Published May 30th, 2018

DCPARC

John Hunter

The Highlight for DC Park this spring was our booth at the Earth Day/Energy fair in April. Arboriculturist David Braun brought finished stump samples from Busenbark. These donated samples will become a permanent part of the Busenbark history along with Ken Carloni’s 7 foot storyboard of the 500 year-old Busenbark stump. These [...]

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Spring 2018

Published March 3rd, 2018

DCPARC

John Hunter

This Winter has been a busy time for DCPARC. We have continued to monitor issues concerning Douglas County parks and to bring more transparency to county government.

The County, despite objections from DCPARC’s and others, bought a new county park, Umpqua Dunes County Park, formally known as Discovery Point RV Park. The [...]

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Winter 2017

Published December 3rd, 2017

DCPARC

 

John Hunter

 

2017 has been a busy year for DCPARC, our first full year as a committee under the Umpqua Watersheds umbrella.

We continue to attend meetings and presentations and are active in writing to our elected representatives in continuing our efforts to bring greater transparency and better representation to our County [...]

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Fall 2017

Published September 3rd, 2017

DCPARC

John Hunter

 

This past spring and summer months have been extremely busy for the members of DCPARC. Besides our continuing monitoring and attendance at County meetings, many of us volunteered our time to gather signatures to get the Home Rule Charter on the ballot. Now, thanks to so many dedicated volunteers and concerned [...]

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Spring 2017

Published March 3rd, 2017

DCPARC

John Hunter

The inauguration of Donald Trump has brought a special urgency to the environmental movement. Daily we face another crisis. This is especially true in Douglas County where our Board of Commissioners seem embolden by Donald Trump’s election. This presents many challenges for DCPARC, but we are up to the test! This year [...]

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