Community Announcements

  • Wed Sep 23rd, 2020 12:35pm
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Red Yarn Virtual

Performance

The North Olympic Library System (NOLS) invites you to join award-winning family performer Red Yarn for his high-energy, interactive, music and puppet show for all ages. The performance will be held virtually on Sunday, Sept. 27 at 5:30 p.m. on NOLS’ Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube pages. Weaving together modernized folksongs and fun puppet skits, Red Yarn will have audiences singing, dancing, stomping, clapping, and celebrating the multicultural musical heritage of the USA.

Red Yarn’s exclusive performance will be available on NOLS’ social media until Nov. 27, 2020. You can also visit Red Yarn’s Facebook and YouTube pages for more hours of fun. Still want more? Put a hold on Red Yarn CDs and pick up curbside at your local NOLS branch!

Make a virtual visit to the library at www.nols.org to check out the virtual programing and other online services available. For more information about this and other services for youth, visit www.nols.org, call 360-417-8500, or email [email protected] This program is generously funded by Friends of the Library Groups.

National Public Lands Day Event Scheduled on Olympic National Forest

Join us on Saturday, Sept. 26 for National Public Lands Day, the nation’s largest, single-day volunteer effort for public lands. To encourage people to join in and help their public lands, Olympic National Forest is planning a forest-wide clean-up. As more and more visitors are coming out to enjoy the Forest, trash and littering have been on the increase and the beautiful landscapes we love are often hidden under debris.

If you’re interested in volunteering, please meet at one of the following stations around 10 a.m. to sign in and pick up supplies.

Brown Creek Campground (Shelton, WA),

Quilcene USFS Office (Quilcene, WA),

Satsop Center Campground (Montesano, WA)

After picking up trash around the forest, please return to one of the stations around 2 p.m. to drop off your trash in exchange for prizes!

Questions? Email Nicolette Burtis at [email protected]

Suicide Prevention and Awareness Training

SAFE: Suicide Awareness for Everyone

Anyone can effectively intervene to prevent suicides.

Suicide Awareness for Everyone (SAFE) is a 2-hour presentation. This is an informational and referral training designed to raise suicide awareness and teach basic skills to everyone.

The target audience is non-behavioral health professionals and community members (e.g. Families, supports, etc.). SAFE is recommended for anyone over the age of 18.

Three (3) convenient sessions to choose from:

Wednesday, Oct. 14, 10 a.m.-noon

Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2-4 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 29, 9-11 a.m.

Registration is required. Space is limited.

Registration is due the Friday before each training.

Registration is also available at the Salish BH-ASO website.

Questions? Contact Martiann Lewis at [email protected] or 360-307-4275.

*Please note that this is not a WA DOH approved training. Upcoming Training hosted by Salish Behavioral Health.

Olympic National Forest – Call for Title II Project Proposals

Olympic National Forest is soliciting proposals for Title II projects to be initiated in fiscal year 2021. Funding will be provided through the Secure Rural Schools and Community Self-Determination Act. This act provides to counties as compensation for the loss of tax income associated with federal land within their boundaries.

Title II projects are designed to enhance forest ecosystems, restore and improve water quality and land health, or improve the maintenance of existing infrastructure. By law, projects must be located on National Forest system land, or provide benefit to resources on National Forest lands. Past projects have included road and trail maintenance, watershed restoration, culvert replacement or removal, stream stabilization, vegetation management, control of invasive plants, and opportunities for youth training and employment.

The Olympic Peninsula Resource Advisory Committee (RAC) will review the proposals and recommend projects for funding. The RAC represents a wide variety of citizen interests, and members are residents of each of the peninsula counties. The Forest Supervisor will review RAC recommendations to ensure projects meet the provisions of the law prior to final approval for project implementation. Olympic National Forest received a total of $318,854.81 (less 10% for administrative purposes) in Title II FY19 funds available for project proposals. The breakdown by county is as follows: Clallam $102,1741.60; Grays Harbor $46,652.53; Jefferson $99,941.45; Mason $31,864.11; and Quinault Special Management Area $1769.70. More information is available at the following website: http://www.fs.fed.us/srs/. Project submission and supplemental proposal forms are available here on Olympic National Forest’s website. Hard copy submission forms are available at the Supervisor’s Office in Olympia, WA, Mondays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Please submit completed forms electronically to Susan Garner [email protected] Hard copies can be mailed to Olympic National Forest, 1835 Black Lake Blvd SW, Olympia, WA 98512, Attention Susan Garner. All applications must be submitted by Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. For additional information, contact Susan Garner, 360-956-2390.