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Emergency Preparedness Tips #7
Pam Wilson | August 19, 2021

In this post, Pam writes about overall emergency preparedness, the Oregon Resilience Plan, and other practical reminders.

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Emergency Preparedness Tips #6
Pam Wilson | August 13, 2021

In this 6th post in the emergency preparedness series, Pam discuss smoke and first aid kits.

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Emergency Preparedness Tips #5
Pam Wilson | August 5, 2021

In the fifth emergency preparedness post, Pam focuses on extreme heat, fire, red flag warnings, and emergency alerts.

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Emergency Preparedness Tips #4
Pam Wilson | July 30, 2021

Pam shares some of the things she has learned about go-bag preparation in this companion post to Emergency Preparedness Tips #3.

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Emergency Preparedness Tips #3
Pam Wilson | July 29, 2021

Do you have a “go-bag”? What is a go-bag? How do you start a go-bag? Where should you keep a go-bag? Pam Wilson shares tips to answer these questions.

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Emergency Preparedness Tips #2
Pam Wilson | July 9, 2021

This is the second installment in Pam Wilson’s blog post series to help Benton County residents prepare for emergencies. It outlines six steps you can take this week – that’s about one item per day.

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Emergency Preparedness Tips #1
Pam Wilson | July 1, 2021

Whether it’s an ice storm, a wildfire, or another natural disaster, volunteers from Benton County Community Emergency Response Team (BC CERT) have been trained to help their neighbors respond. CERT volunteer Pam Wilson provides tips to get ready for the next event/disaster and to prepare for possible evacuation due to fire.

Low Salmon Returns, The Blob, and Raising Awareness
Heath Keirstead | February 6, 2020

In the north Pacific, the Blob returned in 2019.

What Has Your Garden Been Doing Lately?
Owen Dell | June 14, 2019

Even if your garden is small, it’s helping to regulate the climate.

What About Gravel Mulch?
Erik Swartzendruber | January 11, 2019

One of the trendier ways to deal with landscape beds is to cover the soil with rocks. I’ve seen quite a few of these beds popping up around town. Customers of mine have have been asking about mulching with gravel because they have the idea that it’s more environmentally friendly. But is gravel much really

water footprint
What is your water footprint?
Donna Schmitz | May 28, 2014

Your indirect water footprint is much larger than your direct water footprint at home. Find out why and how you can reduce it.

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