Please join Polk SWCD and City of Dallas Parks and Recreation Department as we plant natives!
WHEN: Saturday, December 14th, 2013
Planting from 8am to 12 o’clock noon (or until all plants are installed, whichever comes first).
WHERE: Check in at the Dallas Aquatic Center parking lot
Planting will be along the Rickreall Creek Trail System south of SE Barberry Ave. and SE Hawthorn
BRING: Wear sturdy shoes, and weather appropriate clothing.
If possible, bring marked: gloves, shovels, buckets and wheelbarrows.
If you are interested in attending or have questions, please contact Resource Conservationist, Liz Graham (Liz.Graham@polkswcd.com).
October 26, 2013
10:00 AM – 2:00 PM
On Saturday, October 26, local law enforcement staff will accept expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. The DEA coordinates these national collections twice a year in response to serious concerns
about prescription drug abuse, accidental poisonings, impacts to aquatic species, and chemical pollution of our nation’s surface and groundwater resources. The non-medical use of prescription drugs ranks second only to marijuana as the most common form of drug abuse in America. Teenagers usually get them from family and friends – and the home medicine cabinet.
At these events, people can turn in anonymously:
- Controlled (that is, prescription only) or
- Non-controlled (“over the counter”) pharmaceuticals
- But only in pill form - tablets and capsules.
As of October 8th, 28 law enforcement agencies in Oregon have signed up to participate. Many more locations will be added before collection day, so keep checking at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/index.html
Meanwhile, there are 65 permanent, free pharmaceutical collection sites in Oregon open year round. Check now to see if there is a site near you: Locations list.
Polk SWCD, The Oregon Water List , and your local watershed councils recommend this event because disposing of medications in the trash or down the toilet (as previously recommended) introduces these chemicals to our water – potentially exposing both humans and fish and wildlife to various substances.