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Auction will benefit animal shelter, SOLVE will gather Saturday at Champoeg

Annual auction will benefit Newberg Animal Shelter

The Newberg Veterinary Hospital and Family Pet Clinic of Newberg will hold Wine & Whiskers, a benefit auction for the Newberg Animal Shelter, at 5 p.m. May 14 at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. Tickets are available by visiting www.newberganimals.com. For more information, call Barbara Lipiniski at 503-537-8050 or email her at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Get your hands dirty and help Champoeg

Champoeg State Heritage Area and SOLVE Oregon will partner to hold a riverside clean-up on the Willamette from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

"Join us at Champoeg to remove invasive blackberry, ivy and black locust between the restore native prairie and the Willamette River," SOLVE officials said in a press release. "Champoeg was once a thriving town along the river in the 1850s and this clean-up will help reclaim the historic open landscape."

Register to join the effort at www.solveoregon.org or by calling 503-844-9571.

Volunteers will meet at the Champoeg Townsite Trailhead parking area on the road to the Riverside Day-Use Area. Visitor parking permits will be provided to registered volunteers.

Organizers suggest wearing long pants, long-sleeve shirts and closed-tow shoes. Water, tools and gloves will be provided, although "if you have a favorite pair of gardening gloves, pruners or loppers, bring them," the release said.


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