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Published on October 10, 2017 3:41PM

The impacts of pesticide use on coastal watersheds will be in the spotlight at an open forum set for Friday, Oct. 20, in Hebo.

The forum, co-hosted by Progressive Action Tillamook and Rockaway Beach Citizens for Watershed Protection, will include a screening of “Behind the Emerald Curtain,” a documentary that examines the effects of logging and aerial spraying on coastal watersheds.

The program will include an expert panel discussion featuring Dr. Susan Katz, MD, an expert on toxicology; Jason Gonzales, representing Oregon Wild; and Lisa Arkin, executive director of Beyond Toxics, an advocacy group for responsible forest practices.

The forum, which is free and open to all, will also include a question-and-answer session and a discussion about common-sense approaches to watershed management.

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

The event will run from 5:30 to 8 pm, at the Nestucca Rural Fire Protection District office, located on Highway 101 in Hebo, a quarter mile north of the intersection with Highway 22.

For more information, call Jon Warren at 503-708-0140 or Miel Macassey at 805-453-0928.

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