* Town Hall Panel and Community Dialogue on Forestry, Herbicides and Health
* Thursday, January 15, 2015 at Newport High School Library, 322 NE Eads St., Newport
* Meet, Greet, and Eat from 5:30 PM, $6.00 donation.
* Panel and Dialogue Town Hall Meeting – 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
An informative town hall meeting will be conducted with a panel of six experts with deep expertise with the Oregon Forest Practices Act, human health impacts of pesticides, economics and trends in forestry. Included on the panel will be private consultants as well as representatives from the Oregon Health Department and Oregon Department of Environmental Quality.
An introduction will be presented by Lincoln County Commissioner Bill Hall. Local communities will present a short report on the status of air and water quality in their areas.
In the past year, there have been four legislative hearings on the topic of forestry herbicide sprays and rural community health. The Newport Town Hall Panel and Discussion is the third in a series of citizen meetings taking place around the state, from Tillamook to Curry counties.
The purpose of this town hall meeting is to provide a public education opportunity in a safe setting for input on these issues affecting many rural Oregon communities.
Maria Sause firstname.lastname@example.org
Sheila Swinford email@example.com
Or Lisa Arkin (541) 465-8860