McKenzie River Reflections

Cedar Creek mapChanges would open up waterways
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is looking for public input on a draft feasibility study - along with an environmental assessment - for ecosystem restoration projects in the Cedar Creek watershed.
Officials say the increased pressures from development over the last 150 years have included draining wetlands, increased erosion, hardening of channel banks, and the introduction of non-native species as the area became urbanized.

By Cliff Richardson

McKenzie Varsity Sports Schedule This Week

Mayor Geprge BakerBy Finn J.D. John

George L. Baker, the big, bluff, hail-fellow-well-met owner of Portland’s Baker Theater, was flabbergasted. As he and his fellow Portland Rosarians were getting ready to march in the 1917 Rose Festival parade, a courier had run up to him with a cryptic message:
“The grand marshal’s car awaits,” the messenger puffed. “Hurry and get in and don’t delay the parade.”
“Why, I’m not grand marshal,” Baker replied, puzzled.

YCC crewRanger districts looking for workers
Young men or women born between August 8th, 1996, and June 16th, 1999 are eligible for summer employment with the Forest Service. The McKenzie River and Middle Fork ranger districts have openings for summer  employment  under  the Youth Conservation Corps (YCC).
Applications will be accepted from January 10th through February 14th, 2014.

Saber-tooth salmonOregon fossil being recreated in library lab
How do you recreate a create not seen in millions of years? University of Oregon paleontologist Edward Davis and librarian Dean Walton are creating a three-dimensional printout of a rare saber-toothed salmon fossil using a special printer housed at the Science Library.
Using a CT scan of the fossil as a digital model, the printer is generating a 3-D replica by melting layers of plastic and stacking them atop one another until the object is formed. After 70 hours of printing, the first piece of the printout — part of the lower jaw — was completed on December 20th. Three additional pieces will print in the coming weeks.

 

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