Lane County

Gypsy moth trapThe Oregon Dept. of Agriculture’s insect management traps, like this one hanging from a tree branch at the Leaburg Boat Landing this summer, have been closely monitored.

The Oregon Dept. of Agriculture reports it has been another relatively quiet year for gypsy moth detections, but the discovery of two moths in a single trap near Grants Pass has caught their attention.

LRAPA logoTomorrow, October 1st, marks the first day of the open/backyard burning season for most residents in Lane County.

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National Weather Service forecasts wildfire smoke intrusions

Master Recycler Program

Recycling classPeople can learn how to reduce waste, conserve natural resources, motivate others to change their habits, and make a difference in their community by joining the Lane County Master Recycler Program.

Life jacket exchangeSPRINGFIELD: The Lane County Sheriff’s Office Search and Rescue program, in conjunction with the Emerald Valley Rotarians and Cabela’s, conducted their third annual Life Jacket Exchange for Lane County residents this past weekend.

Forest fireThe abrupt onset of summer weather has prompted two more Oregon Department of Forestry districts to declare fire season. The South Cascade District entered fire season this morning, and the Western Lane District will follow suit on July 2.

Air qualityHot Weather Could Trigger an Increase in Air Pollution

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McKenzie River Reflections is the weekly newspaper serving Oregon's McKenzie River Valley. Available by mail for $23/yr in Lane County, $29/yr outside Lane. Digital subscriptions are $23/yr. Subscribe at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/subscriptions-0. Purchase copies online at: http://mckenzieriverreflectionsnewspaper.com/catalog/back-issues-0. Read about area communities including Cedar Flat, Walterville, Camp Creek, Leaburg, Vida, Nimrod, Finn Rock, Blue River, Rainbow and McKenzie Bridge.