Feb. 26 community briefs
NDPD enforcement patrols will continue this month
The Newberg-Dundee Police Department will continue its enhanced speed enforcement patrols through the end of the month in the area. The effort is made possible via grants from Oregon Impact, a drunk driving awareness organization, and the Oregon Department of Transportation. The grants allowed the NDPD to increase staffing to address specific traffic issues this year, according to a press release. The effort is in response to calls for police service to deal with traffic complaints, especially speeding.
CASA slates annual auction at CCC
Yamhill County CASA (Court-Appointed Special Advocates) will hold its annual auction beginning at 5:30 p.m. Saturday at the Chehalem Cultural Center, 415 E. Sheridan St. For more information or to make reservations, visit https://bit.ly/2FJAc6x or www.yccasa.org or call 503-434-6688.
Bee enthusiast will speak at library
The Newberg Public Library will host beekeeper and educator Jeff Clark from 7 to 8 p.m. March 6 at its headquarters at the corner of Hancock and Howard streets.
Clark, a mentor in the Oregon Master Beekeeper program and a past board member of the Tualatin Valley Beekeepers Assoc., will speak on bees.
Looking at how to make forest better suited for songbirds
McMINNVILLE -- The Yamhill County Small Woodlands Association, in conjunction with the OSU Extension Service, will host Gregor Yanega for a talk headlined "Forestry for Birds?" at 7 p.m. Friday in the auditorium at OSU Extension headquarters at 2050 N.E. Lafayette Ave.
The talk will examine a volunteer program for landowners, loggers and land managers to enhance forest landscapes for use by birds, according to a press release, that adding the program is designed to improve habitat for migratory songbirds in particular. Through the program, landowners can learn how to make working forest more useful to bird populations.
Yanega has an extensive background working with birds and forests in many parts of the world, the release said.
A social half-hour begins at 6:30 p.m. and refreshments will be served.
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