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.