On Wednesday, August 13th, Oregon Wildlife presented Lincoln County with a “check” for $35,000 to celebrate the recent acquisition of a 10 acre parcel of frontage in the Tidewater reach of the Alsea River. Oregon Wildlife’s donation helped the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife make the purchase but the property, soon to become a park and boat launch, will be developed and managed by Lincoln County through a long-term lease agreement with the Department.
“We’re pleased to have the support of many individuals and businesses including Lindsay Ball, Steve Stewart, Jon Englund and Englund Marine, Dahl Disposal Service, and Bob Jacobson. These donors and others making a gift of $250 or more will be recognized on a kiosk at the park once construction is completed. Our single largest donor also has the opportunity to name the boat launch” said Tim Greseth, Oregon Wildlife’s Executive Director Oregon Wildlife is accepting donations toward the acquisition until the end of this year. At that time, a name for the boat launch will be selected.
“We hope a few more individuals and companies will step forward and show their support for this exciting project on the Alsea. There has been, for some time, a real need for improved access to one of Oregon’s best fishing streams and the proposed public boat launch facility fits the bill” said Greseth. Tentative plans for the property include a boat launch, 30 stall boat and trailer parking lot with additional parking stalls, restroom facilities, and an improved dock.
Oregon Wildlife empowers the lasting conservation of fish and wildlife and the enjoyment of our natural resources. Tax-deductible donations can be made securely through Oregon Wildlife’s website at www.owhf.org/support or by mail to Oregon Wildlife, P. O. Box 30406, Portland, Oregon 97294-3406; reference “Alsea River Boat Launch Project”
Information and photo provided by Casey Miller Lincoln County PIO
By Kiera Morgan
Seashore Family Literacy Center received a $20,000 grant from the Oregon Community Foundation to hire a part time director. The goal is to strengthen operations, develop a service strategy, secure stable funding and building the board. Seashore will be able to reapply for $18,000 in the second year and $16,000 in the third year. Seashore Family Literacy is a community-based, nonprofit organization dedicated to helping children, adults and families improve reading, writing, math, computer and communication skills.
Their goal is to equip, encourage and empower others to enhance their lives and communities. Since 1992 Seashore has worked within the challenged communities of south Lincoln County. Seashore recently took over the old Waldport Middle school cafeteria and gym. The goal is to utilize the space for community meals and to provide after school activities for middle and high school students. Those interested in applying for the position can get more information and a complete job description and qualifications online at the website by clicking on the banner at the top of the page. Look under the what’s new category at the bottom of the page. The goal is to have a new director hired by September 1st.
An alert Benton County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputy found a vehicle Thursday morning down an embankment off Highway 34 belonging to an elderly Waldport man reported missing the day before to Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. The man was rescued from his vehicle northeast of Alsea and taken to a Corvallis hospital with non-life threatening injuries. Oregon State Police (OSP) is investigating the crash and the man’s family was notified that he was found safe.
On July 24, 2014 at approximately 10:44 a.m., Benton County Deputy Chris Dale was patrolling along Highway 34 near milepost 51 checking for signs of a vehicle belonging to a missing elderly Waldport man. On July 23, BCSO, OSP and area law enforcement agencies received a report that the vehicle belonged to a reported missing/endangered man named JON W. CULTON, age 80, from Waldport. Continue reading
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