You Can Help Preserve the Bayocean Spit for Years to Come


No, this is not a request for a donation.   Instead it’s an appeal for you to attend a workshop meeting of the Tillamook County Board of Commissioners (BOC). 

When:   Thursday, April 9, 2015, 3-5 PM
Where:  Tillamook County Court House,
Conference Room B

The BOC will be considering a request to rezone all properties on the Bayocean Spit that have a RM (Recreation Management) classification to RN (Recreation Normal).

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Wilderness First Aid Class


The Wilderness First Aid workshop was given by Harold Crawford in Cape Meares 3 years ago. Mr. Crawford is a Certified Wilderness First Aid Instructor (along with many other certificates) and did an excellent job with the class. This class has great relevance to residents who live along the coast.

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ALERT Hazards Bill (HB 2633) – Hearing/Testimony Needed


The Legislature is holding a hearing on a really important bill this THURSDAY — a bill to require the Dept. of Land Conservation and Development to implement Goal 7 (Natural Hazards). This is the only way local governments will take natural hazards into account when planning for the future. Attached is a 1000 Friends of Oregon flyer that summarizes the important points to make in testimony.

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315th anniversary of the Great 1700 Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) Earthquake and Tsunami


January 26, 2015 marked the 315th anniversary of the Great 1700 Cascadia Subduction Zone (CSZ) Earthquake and Tsunami. The Pacific Northwest experienced the 1700 Cascadia earthquake and tsunami which had an impact as far away as Japan. Geological evidence indicates that such great earthquakes have occurred at least seven times in the last 3,500 years, a reoccurrence interval of 300 to 600 years. The next major CSZ earthquake could strike the PNW at any time.

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