BEHIND THE EMERALD

LINCOLN COUNTY COMMUNITY RIGHTS PRESENTS:

BEHIND THE EMERALD CURTAIN”

MARCH 11, 6 PM, Yachats Commons Room # 8

Pacific Rivers’ award-winning documentary about the effects of industrial logging and herbicide spraying of coastal forests on our communities and environment, followed by comments from members of Lincoln County Community Rights and a discussion with the audience.

Citizens for a Healthy County, the Petitioning Committee for Lincoln County Community Rights, has filed an ordinance banning aerial pesticide spraying in Lincoln County.     The County has approved the ordinance, but a private timberland owner has filed a lawsuit against it, in spite of the well-publicized risks to the health of our people, ecosystems, water supply, air and soil posed by aerial pesticide spraying.    That lawsuit needs to be resolved in our courts before we can be authorized to gather signatures to put our ordinance on the ballot. The attorneys working on this case, on our side, the County’s side, and Petitioner’s side (the side objecting to our ordinance) presented their oral arguments on February 29th. The judge is taking time before issuing a ruling on the case.

This court case will end up in a decision on our fundamental right to ask the voters in our county whether we should allow timber and chemical corporations to poison our ecosystems and the water, air, soil that are essential to the health of all life in them, including ours. OUR INITITATIVE DOES NOT DECIDE ANYTHING. IT ASKS THE VOTERS TO DECIDE ON A QUESTION ABOUT OUR CONSTITUTIONALLY GUARANTEED RIGHT TO SAFETY.

KEEP IN MIND:

AERIAL PESTICIDE SPRAYING IN NATIONAL FORESTS HAS BEEN BANNED FOR 30 YEARS!

AERIAL PESTICIDE SPRAYING IN PRIVATE AND STATE-OWNED FORESTS TAKES PLACE FOR PROFIT!

OUR HEALTH AND THAT OF OUR ENVIRONMENT AND ECOSYSTEMS ARE AT STAKE!

LET THE PEOPLE, NOT CORPORATIONS DECIDE!

                                  MARCH 11, 6 PM, Yachats Commons Room # 8.     

Information:   Maria Sause 541-961-6385 mkraussster@gmail.com , www.lincolncountycommunityrights.org

“Drift: A Community Seeking Justice” December 10th 6:30-8:30pm

Lincoln County Community Rights and its allied organization Citizens for a Healthy County present:

“Drift: A Community Seeking Justice” a short film created by U of O students about the Gold Beach accident involving herbicide spray of a neighborhood.

This event will be held December 10th 6:30-8:30 at the Lincoln City Eventuary, 560 Fleet Ave.

This event will have several speakers that will discuss the harm inflicted on the community of Gold Beach in October 2013 and what we can do about it. The public will also be invited to discuss how aerial pesticide spraying has affected the lives of your family, friends and neighbors. Come join us and learn how citizens are using local lawmaking to exercise our right against involuntary poisoning by industrial logging practices.  Industrial logging cuts ten times more timber in Oregon’s coast range than the Forest Service and douses every clear cut with poisonous chemicals. These practices threaten our community’s health by contaminating our wildlife, fisheries and publicly owned water.

Citizens for a Healthy County is seeking to change this harmful practice in Lincoln County by a Citizens Initiative filed July 6, 2015.  Contact Citizens for a Healthy County by email: mkrausster@gmail.com or by phone 541.961.6385.

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Open Conversation About Community Rights in Yachats

Lincoln County Community Rights has submitted an ordinance banning aerial pesticide spraying in Lincoln County.

Share your thoughts, concerns, or personal stories in open conversation about its meaning and implications.

The Drift Inn, 124 US 101, Yachats, Thursday, Nov. 19, 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

For more information, and to e-mail us your RSVP, please call 541 961 6385;  write mkrausster@gmail.com;  Please visit our website at lincolncountycommunityrights.org.

Audio/Video – Thomas Linzey Presentation – Newport

We were very fortunate to have Thomas Linzey, Founder and  Executive Director of CELDF, the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, in Newport on October 5th. During his “Oregon 2015 Community Rights Tour”, both he and Kai Huschke (CELDF’s Northwest Organizer) made Newport their third stop in their tour of six Oregon counties.

Download: http://www.lincolncountycommunityrights.org/audio/ThomasLinzey_Newport_FullLength_10.5.15.mp3

Timeline
00:00 – 4:25_Rio Davidson (Opening Comments)
4:43 – 9:42_Kai Huschke (Introduction)
9:44 – 1:12:28_Thomas Linzey (Main Presentation)
1:12:28 – 1:25:20_Maria Sause (Closing)

Video link: https://youtu.be/xd2CRmt4OPU

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Thomas Linzey – CELDF, Executive Director

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Kai-Huschke – CELDF, NW Organizer

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Rio Davidson – Lincoln County Community Rights

Thomas Linzey – October 5th – Newport

Lincoln County Community Rights and its umbrella organization, the Oregon Community Rights Network, are bringing you a talk by Thomas Linzey, founder of the Community Rights movement and the Community Environmental Legal Defense Fund, helping communities nation-wide to assert their fundamental rights guaranteed by the constitution at the local level.

October 5th, 7-9 p.m., at the Newport Senior Center, 20 SE 2nd St. (across the street from the Newport Rec Center).
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If you have any questions, please call 541 961 6385, or write mkrausster@gmail.com.

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“Drift” Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Video – Community Stories shared at the Drift Screening: https://youtu.be/dDvb3TcTlXU

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Lincoln County Community Rights and its allied organization Citizens for a Healthy County, are proud to present: “Drift: A Community Seeking Justice” a short film created by U of O students about the Gold Beach accident involving herbicide spray of a neighborhood. This event will be held August 27th at 6:30pm in the local PUD Public Meeting Room 2129 North Coast Hwy 101 Newport.

This is a fund raiser event for Citizens for a Healthy County. This group has filed a local initiative to ban Aerial spraying in Lincoln County.

This event will have several speakers that will discuss the harm inflicted on the community of Gold Beach in October 2013 and what we can do about it. The public will also be invited to discuss how aerial pesticide spraying has affected the lives of your family, friends and neighbors. Come join us and learn how citizens are using local lawmaking to exercise our right against involuntary poisoning by industrial logging practices.  Industrial logging cuts ten times more timber in Oregon’s coast range than the Forest Service and douses every clear cut with poisonous chemicals. These practices threaten our community’s health by contaminating our wildlife, fisheries and publicly owned water.

Citizens for a Healthy County is seeking to change this harmful practice in Lincoln County by a Citizen Initiative filed July 6, 2015. This initiative has been challenged and we need money to make sure this important ballot measure gets to the voters. This event is free to the public but donations to assist in support of the initiative are urgently needed. Contact Citizens for a Healthy County by email: mkrausster@gmail.com or by phone 541.961.6385

Life-long Forester & Activist: Roy Keene Presents in Yachats

Lincoln County Community Rights and its allied organization Citizens for a Healthy County, are proud to present:

Roy Keene, life-long forester and activist for sustainable forestry, in a talk at the Yachats Commons, on Friday July 17, 2015, from 6 to 9 p.m., addressing:

  • chemical deforestation
  • today’s industrial forests
  • a model of sustainable community forestry for Lincoln County.

A forest tour illustrating the previous evening’s talk will follow on Saturday, July 18, at 10:00 a.m. The event is free, but donations are needed and will be gladly accepted.

Questions: 541- 961-6385, mkrausster@gmail.com

Please read and print this event flyer for other to see!

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