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Corps reviews Wildish

and Rogue River projects

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers seeks comments regarding two permit applications for projects in local waters.

Wildish Land Co. wants to remove sand and gravel from land within the 100-year floodplain adjacent to the McKenzie and Willamette rivers, to construct a flood protection berm to protect from potential flooding and to construct a side channel to enhance fish and turtle habitats.

In the Rogue River near Agness, Rogue River Jet Boats wants to maintain boat passage by removing up to 500 cubic yards of material with an excavator, at the Illahe Bar.

The corps seeks comments by June 1. For more information, call (503) 808-4510 or visit the permit section on the Portland District's Web site at www.nwp.usace.army.mil.

Riverside cleanup events

scheduled for Saturday

SOLV will hold its 10th annual volunteer event "Down By The Riverside!" locally on Saturday.

Last year, more than 16,000 volunteers from across the state worked together on enhancement and beautification projects.

Projects include removing non-native plants, planting native trees, picking up litter, building trails and establishing butterfly gardens.

Local volunteer opportunities include: Cottage Grove Community Center, 942-1185; Garden Lake Park, Creswell, 513-0330; Greenwaters Park, Oakridge, 937-9800; Delta Gamma Project, Eugene, 221-8933; Eastgate Woodlands, Spring- field, 736-4055; Leaburg Fish Hatchery, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., 687-9076; Mohawk High School, Marcola, 687-9076; Harrisburg Riverfront Park, 974-7520; and Brownsville City Park, dam and McKercher Park, 466-5343.

For more information, visit the Web site at www.solv.org/ programs/down_by_the_ riverside.asp.

SOLV - Stop Oregon Litter and Vandalism - is a nonprofit organization that brings together government agencies, businesses and individual volunteers in projects to enhance livability in Oregon.

Police hold Memorial Day event at Morse plaza

An interagency police officer's Memorial Day event will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, with a 100-officer march from Eugene City Hall to the Wayne Morse Free Speech Plaza, 125 E. Eighth Ave.

The Lane County Sheriff's Office will host the event in honor of those killed in the line of duty. A number of speakers and activities will take place at the plaza.

For more information, call Vicki Slater at 682-3729.

Dan Flynn, anti-liberal

author, to speak at UO

Author Dan Flynn will visit the University of Oregon campus on Tuesday to discuss his book "Why The Left Hates America" in a free event in Lillis Hall. The event starts 8 p.m. in Room 182. A question-and-answer session will follow. The University of Oregon College Republicans and the Young Americas Foundation are hosts of the event.

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Date:May 15, 2005
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