McKenzie River

Goodpasture Bridge Construction Updates - Week of August 27

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Several closures lifted or reduced

Forest Road 1910

The hard work of fire crews to improve containment of the Buckhead Complex fires has enabled fire managers to lift or reduce several closures on the forest. Effective today (August 24) the closures for North Fork Trail, Forest Road 1910 and the Waldo Lake area closure (which included the Pacific Crest Trail) have been lifted and the areas are now open to public access.

Reduced blue-green algae levels and associated toxins confirmed

A health advisory issued July 27th for the Walterville Pond, located just east of the shopping center on Hwy. 126, was lifted today by the Oregon Health Authority.
The advisory was prompted by high levels of blue-green algae found in the pond in the area of Walterville.
Water monitoring has confirmed reduced levels of blue-green algae and their toxins. These reduced levels are not likely to be harmful to humans and animals.

Easily the highest scoring player in the area, Minney's mastery of a basketball was known throughout the league and region. It came with a relentless work ethic, college coaches had to have been lining up to offer scholarships.
But nobody called.
Nobody called with a scholarship after Minney scored 50 points in the county championship game, singlehandedly outscoring the opposition. Nobody called with an offer despite a 57 points per game average as a sophomore.

Flora in the McKenzie River area

A wide range of plant life exists throughout the McKenzie River area - from the lower elevations of the western regions to above the tree line in the Cascades to the east.

Some include:

 

Bear grass

(Xerophyllum tenax) is a fire-resistant species that is the first plant to grow after a fire.

McKenzie’s GeoTour is off to strong start

Coins for the McKenzie GeoTour

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