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Arbor Week celebrated

It's Arbor Week in Oregon and a celebration/plant sale and a trio of tree walks are among the observances planned.

Mount Pisgah Arboretum will hold its fourth annual Arbor Week Celebration on Sunday. The free event features a native plant sale, native tree plantings, an ecology walk, hot cider, a display at the Visitor Center and "tree adoptions."

Meanwhile, The Oregon Tree Foundation is offering two free 90-minute tree walks in Eugene at 2 p.m. Sunday. Alby Thoumsin will lead a walk that begins at the Owens Rose Garden arbor, and Dennis "Whitey" Lueck will lead a walk that begins at the corner of Agate and East 21st streets.

Also at 2 p.m, the Emerald Chapter of the Society of American Foresters will host a Cottage Grove tree walk. Meet at Weyerhaeuser's Forest Learning Center at the end of Dugan Road.

Archery seminar, shoots set

A two-day seminar conducted by Dave Holt, technical editor of Bowhunter magazine, and the annual "April Fool's Shoot" will be hosted by the Cascadian Bowmen archery club this weekend.

Holt's seminar will include Saturday presentations on "Inside the Bow" and "African Bowhunting Adventures" and a Sunday talk on "Mental Form." Both sessions begin at 2 p.m. The cost is $10 for one day or $15 for both. Call Steve Karras (685-1317) to reserve a seat.

Meanwhile, registration for the April Fool's Shoot is open from 7:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. The adult fee is $12 for one day, $17 for both days. Details: Rod Doggett, 461-5559.

Weyerhaeuser lands reopened

Last week's heavy rain (and snow at higher elevations) prompted the Weyerhaeuser Co. to reopen to public access nearly 500,000 acres of tree farms that had been closed due to the unusually dry conditions for this time of year.

"We are going back to normal on our public access and firewood permits," spokesman Mike Moskovitz said. At this time of year, the company normally allows walk-in, bicycle and horse access on Saturdays and Sundays.

Campground hosts sought

The Eugene District of the Bureau of Land Management is seeking volunteer campground hosts in the Siuslaw River area. Hosts are needed for Clay Creek Campground, about 56 miles west of Eugene, and Whittaker Creek Campground, located about 40 miles west of Eugene. Clay Creek is a 21-space campground and day-use area. Whittaker Creek has 31 campsites and a day-use area. Neither campground has electric service. Details: Saundra Miles (888-442-3061) or

Youth turkey seminar offered

A turkey hunting clinic for young hunters will be held April 9 at the Emerald Empire Gun Club near Marcola. The event is co-sponsored by the National Wild Turkey Federation, the Oregon Hunters Association and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. Volunteer instructors at the clinic will cover safety, turkey calling, shotgun patterning, camouflage, and scouting tactics. For registration details, call Carl McGlothlin, 688-2720.
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Title Annotation:Recreation; NEWS & NOTES
Publication:The Register-Guard (Eugene, OR)
Date:Mar 31, 2005
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