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Buford Park habitat project includes hike Wednesday

This summer, the Friends of Buford Park & Mount Pisgah will initiate a project to benefit globally endangered oak savanna and prairie habitat on Buford Park.Project manager Jason Blazar and ecologist Bruce Newhouse will lead a hike to the project area on Wednesday.

Participants should meet in the parking lot at the main summit trailhead at 7 p.m., and expect a sunset return.

For information and an Oregon White Oak pilot project brochure, e-mail or call 344-8350.

Governments offer planning projects information

The city of Eugene, city of Springfield, Lane County and Lane Council of Governments are starting three regional planning efforts.Each project will answer questions about the region's future growth. Topics will include population projections, land supply and demand assessment and transportation.

A public open house will be held to introduce theprojects on Wednesday from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Bascom- Tykeson rooms at the Eugene Public Library.

For information visit, orcall Neil Bj|rklund at 682-5507 or Stephanie Schulz at 682-3958 in Eugene or Greg Mott at 726-6753 in Springfield.

Arthritis Walk committee meeting open to volunteers

The Oregon branch of the Arthritis Foundation will meet Wednesday at 6 p.m. at the River Road Pool & Community Center, 1400 Lake Drive, for those interested in volunteering for the 2008 Arthritis Walk Committee. The walk will be held in Eugene this fall.

Organization offers grants to students for projects

Conscious Lifestyle, a nonprofit organization that supports young leaders, is accepting grant applications from high school and college students. Youth who exhibit commitment to social responsibility in areas such as human rights, animal welfare and the environment may receive up to $1,000 in seed money, Web space, mentoring and other resources to support new or ongoing projects. Applications, available online at, must be submitted by Aug. 1. Winners will be announced Sept. 1.

For information, visit or call Mike Del Ponteat (925) 360-4149.

Free tours highlighting forestry practices planned

Forests Today & Forever is offering five free tours illustrating forestry practices and goals of local public and private landowners and managers.

Tour dates are Thursday, Bureau of Land Management; July 24, state Department of Forestry; July 31, Weyerhaeuser Co.; Aug. 2, Bob Kintigh's Mountain Home Ranch; Aug. 7, Giustina Land & Timber and Giustina Resources.

Bring a lunch and walking shoes. The tours begin at 8:30 a.m. and end by 2 p.m. More information is available at 998-6438 or

Alzheimer's patients, care partners to speak at event

The Alzheimer's Association will hold an educational meeting Wednesday at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church, 1376 Olive St. A panel consisting of Alzheimer's patients and their care partners will share personal experiences. Suggested donation of $5. Call 345-8392 for more information.

Exercise class to focus on Parkinson's patients

A 10-week exercise class designed to help combat symptoms of Parkinson's disease will begin Wednesday at Willamette Oaks Retirement Living Community, 455 Alexander Loop.

Cost for the 10 weeks is $45, with scholarships and fee assistance available. Contact Anna Sanger at (800) 426-6806, or for more information.

Neighborhood Watch schedules meeting

The Lane County Neighborhood Watch group will meet today at 7 p.m. at John Serbu Youth Campus meeting room, 2727 Martin Luther Jr. Blvd.

The purpose of the monthly meeting is to help form neighborhood groups and to provide training in crime prevention.

Women earn scholarships at recent competitions

Four Lane County women earned scholarships at recent 2008 Miss Oregon and 2008 Miss Oregon Outstanding Teen competitions.

Danielle Miller, Miss Emerald City, received an academic achievement scholarship of $2,500.

Kelly Dorius, Miss University of Oregon, and Nichole Mead, Miss Lane County, each earned Top 10 scholarships of $1,000.

Amanda Merrill, Miss Willamette Valley's Outstanding Teen, was named first runner-up and preliminary talent winner, and won teen congeniality honors.
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Date:Jul 7, 2008
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