Happy Fall everyone! Hope you have been enjoying the rain and array of colors. I know we have all been chomping at the bit, hardly able to contain our excitement for mushroom hunting season. And now it has arrived. There are several events coming up in the coming month that we think are worth checking out – BEHOLD!:
October 23rd: Screening of If a Tree Falls, with the Survival Center & Eugene Library Front
October 26th: Coast Range Forest Watch hosting birdwatch in the Elliott
November 2nd: Mushroom hike in the Elliott with Fungi for the People & Coast Range Forest Watch
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We are presenting after a screening of If a Tree Falls, with our friends on campus, The Survival Center. If a Tree Falls is a documentary about a group of radical environmental activists called the ELF, their vision, their methods, and their downfall. CFD and the new Eugene Library Front, a group of activists working to put together a mobile infoshop in Eugene, will be presenting after the movie.
When: Wednesday October 23rd at 6pm
Where: Willamette 110, University of Oregon Campus
Event is free.
The Survival Center is also forming a new on-campus Forest Defense Working Group. The working group is organizing to ‘work with community organizations involved in forest protection — as well as organizing student-oriented nature hikes, camping trips, film screenings, and more!’
To get involved with the new working group, contact Survival Center Co-Director Cordelia at 720-261-6661 or drop by the SC on-campus location, Suite 1 in the Erb Memorial Union.
Coast Range Forest Watch is hosting a birdwatching hike in the Elliott State Forest. The following is from their website:
“Join us for a morning of birdwatching along Palouse Creek. We will be taking a short walk through several unique areas of marsh, tall grass, young and old forest to look for a variety of birds that inhabit the area. The area provides opportunities to see wading birds in the same place as species that spend their lives in the deep woods. We welcome have new and experienced birders alike. The more the merrier. After a morning of birdwatching, we will have a discussion about the future of the area we’re hiking through. It is part of the Department of State Lands decision to sell 2700 acres of the Elliott State Forest to private land holding interests. Since this means it would be locked behind gates, we want people to come see the area before it’s inaccessible to the public.
For more info about this event, go to: coastrangeforestwatch.org
CFD is hosting a mushroom hike in the Elliott Rainforest with local experts Coast Range Forest Watch and a mushroom expert from Fungi for the People. Come out to see a beautiful ecosystem and all of its bounty. The area we are walking through has been proposed for privatization, meaning that soon this forest might be sold to a timber company, never open to the public again. This habitat is home to endangered species, old growth trees and a multitude of fungi. We think that it shouldn’t be sold off and clearcut. Come out and see what we mean.
WHEN: November 2nd * WHERE: The Elliott State Forest * Bring: snacks, hiking boots, rain gear.
Carpool leaves from Charnel-Mulligan Park, 17th and Charnelton, Eugene at 8AM.
OR you can meet us at the Bay Bridge Inn parking lot in North Bend at 10 AM.
Stay tuned for more!
As always, if you have any questions or would like to receive regular updates regarding events and ongoing campaigns please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org