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Hump Day '16

On Wednesday, June 1, from 5pm to midnight, McMenamins White Eagle is generously donating 50% all food and beverage sales to the North Portland Tool Library for our annual Hammer Thru Hump Day fundraiser.
We have great happenings lined up:
  • Music from the Ukeladies PDX, from 6:30pm-7:30pm
  • A raffle drawing for completely mind-blowing prizes donated by local businesses
  • Music from Rainbow Electric, from 8pm-10pm
  • Yet another raffle drawing, at 9pm, for more sweet stuff
Raffle tickets are $1 each or 6 for $5. Such a deal!
We will also be holding a silent auction for a really amazing, AMAZING battery-powered lawn mower.
So show your member support by coming out and having a good old time with us at this year's Hammer Thru Hump Day.
NPTL is your community resource, the place that's been loaning tools free to North Portlanders for the past 11 years.
Bring a friend and make the benefit twice as nice!
White Eagle Saloon is located at 836 N Russell


Hump Day on June 1


North Portland Tool Library

Apr 18

Again this year, White Eagle Saloon will host the annual Hammer Through to Humpday
event on Wednesday, June 1st.
Music, raffles, silent auction!
Please plan to attend and support the North Portland Tool Library.
North Portland Tool Library, 2209 N Schofield St, Basement of Historic Kenton Firehouse, (Enter at side of building), Portland, OR 97217
in collaboration with
Constant Contact


Turtles in our neighborhood

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Upcoming Events
JCA Board Meeting
May 5, 2016
3:00 - 4:30 p.m.
1880 NE Elrod Dr. 

4MAT and PEN 1 Board Meetings
May 19, 2016
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
1880 NE Elrod Dr. 

PEN 2 Board Meeting
May 26, 2016
3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
1880 NE Elrod Dr. 

SDIC Board and Landowner Meeting
June 2, 2016
3:00 - 5:00 pm
1880 NE Elrod Dr. 

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June 9, 2016
1:30 - 3:30 p.m.
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Best Practices for Turtles

This month, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Regional Conservation Biologist Susan Barnes visited MCDD headquarters to discuss ways the Districts can reduce their impact on native turtles. Due to habitat loss and displacement by invasive species, both the Western Painted Turtle and Western Pond Turtle are classified as “Sensitive – Critical” by the state of Oregon. The Western Pond Turtle is being considered for listing under the Federal Endangered Species Act. The levees and sloughs in the Districts are prime habitat so District operations may have a big impact on local populations. MCDD is committed to adopting as many of the Oregon Conservation Strategy’s Best Management Practices for Oregon’s native turtles as is practical.

Some practical ideas staff learned about through the discussion with Susan Barnes included modifying mowing schedules to accommodate for nesting season and the safe handling of both native and invasive turtles.  In the field, staff polished up on  turtle identification skills, spotted a river otter, and discovered a mallard duck nest full of eggs. In addition to being an informative day of training, we were reminded that, through some simple logistical changes, we have the opportunity to be even better stewards of the habitat in the area that we serve.
To learn more about Oregon’s native turtles and to find out how you can be a better turtle steward visit www.oregonturtles.com or search for the “Oregon Conservation Strategy Guidance for Conserving Oregon’s Native Turtles Including Best Management Practices”.

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