A local group has launched a campaign to stop aerial spraying of toxic herbicides on private timber lands – something the U.S. Forest Service banned 30 years ago on all federal forests
Citizens for a Healthy County (CHS) is collecting voter signatures to ban such spraying on private timber lands within Lincoln County in hopes of getting the measure on the May ballot next year. CHC says aerial spraying of these chemicals are a danger to people because they contaminate the air, local creeks and rivers, and the land on which people grow food.
CHC supporters have issued an urgent plea to raise campaign funds and recruit volunteers to gather voter signatures.
As a campaign fundraising event, an award winning documentary will be shown Friday, July 22nd in Lincoln City. “Behind the Emerald Curtain” documents the story of the residents of a south Oregon coastal town who were chemically poisoned by aerial spraying that drifted into their community. The program starts at 7pm at the Congregational Church located at 1760 NW 25th, west of the IGA (north). There will be a question and answer period following the film.
For more information call CHC’s Maria Sause at 541-961-6385 – or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org ,
To learn more about their group or to donate visit their website. www.lincolncountycommunityrights.org