Sherman County eNews #88


  1. High School Community Service Hours & Watershed Council Tree Sale, April 1

  2. Woody Guthrie/Adam Miller Sing-along Program, April 5

  3. Update: Sherman County’s King County Visitors & the Idealogical Divide

  4. Rural Skill Builders Workshop, May 13

  5. ODOT Warns of Migrating Deer

  6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

1. High School Community Service Hours & Watershed Council Tree Sale, April 1

tree.evergreenAny high schoolers out there who still need Community Service hours?? If so, please let us know! Come help out at the Watershed Council & SWCD Tree Sale on April 1st. Service hours go from 9 a.m.-3 p.m., sale and vegetation workshop goes from 10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Community members – come enjoy FREE hotdogs and hamburgers while you look through our selections of trees, shrubs, and flowers!

See ya there! ~ Watershed Council & SWCD Staff

Kayla von Borstel

Sherman County SWCD

Sherman County Area Watershed Council Coordinator

P.O. Box 405, 302 Scott Street

Moro, OR 97039

541-565-3216 x 109

2. Woody Guthrie/Adam Miller Sing-along Program, April 5

music.notes (2)Legendary Folksinger and Storyteller Adam Miller will perform at Sherman County Public/School Library on Wednesday, April 5 at 6:00 p.m. Adam’s acclaimed sing-along program, “Tribute to Woody Guthrie: American Balladeer” tells the story of the man who wrote “This Land is Your Land,” one of the most widespread English language folksongs. Refreshments will be served, all ages welcome. For more information: 541-565-3279 or

3. Update: Sherman County’s King County Visitors & the Idealogical Divide

Sherman County’s King County visitors from The Everygrey – – continue with Moving Mountains:  “We’ve invited some amazing people to join us at Town Hall Seattle April 17 for an event we’re calling “Moving Mountains: Healing the Ideological Divide

— and we hope you’ll join us.

“Bo Zhang, Kellie Newton, and Heidi Petak will talk about the projects they’ve developed to help tough conversations happen after the election. Marcus Green will moderate the conversation — he’s the editor of The South Seattle Emerald and scholar in residence at Town Hall.

“And we (Monica and Anika) will talk about our recent trip to Sherman County, Oregon, the nearest county to King County that voted opposite us in the election. (We also did a YouTube Live about the trip Friday. Check out the video here. It starts around the 9:10 mark.

“Want to join us at “Moving Mountains” April 17? We’ve got 10 complimentary tickets for the first 10 people who hit reply and let us know they want one. Be quick! We’ll give these out first-come, first-served…”

4. Rural Skill Builders Workshop, May 13

Offered by Rural Development Initiatives for rural-based organizational leaders, this one-day skill building session (Saturday, May 13) costs $25 registration fee including lunch!  Location: The Heathman Hotel, Vancouver, WA.  This is a great affordable professional development opportunity for councils, districts, and land trusts. There are tentatively two more slated for in 2017:  La Grande (Sept) and Coos Bay (October).

Leading Across Cultures
Community Conflict Happens: So Deal With It!
Getting Your Community Work Funded
Interactive Lunch and Community Building Sharing
Effectively Facilitating Community Work
Working Across Generations

Special Speaker: Tom Gallagher, first director for the Ford Institute for Community Building, will reflect on past and current community building efforts in rural areas.

5. ODOT Warns of Migrating Deer

deer3BEND – With spring at hand, the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT) is advising motorists to be on the lookout for migrating mule deer on US97 and other Oregon highways

“Deer migration is beginning in early April this year,” said Cidney Bowman, wildlife biologist for ODOT, “So motorists need to be on the alert for deer on the highways”.

The bulk of the deer migration starts in early April and extends until mid-May this season in Central Oregon. ODOT expects the deer to be moving in large numbers through the hotspot corridors along US97, US20 and OR31. Most of the animals will be traveling during the dawn and dusk hours, but motorists can expect to see them at any time. “Motorists need to know that if they see one deer, there probably are more nearby”, said Bowman. “Dawn and dusk are especially critical times for motorists to be on the lookout.”

For more on deer migration and the impact on Central Oregon Highways visit:

6. Links: Things to Think About & Things to Do

Bird.Black.EnvelopeOregon Wheat: From Farm to Table

Construction Contractors Board

Sherman County Quadrangle Maps

Sherman County, Oregon’s first town, Grant

Sherman County Rootsweb Archives 

Follow Tunneling Machine Under Downtown Seattle 

Men Without Work 

Feeding White Bread to Wild Birds is Killing Them

Researchers: Columbia spring chinook forecast might be too high

Trump’s Sweeping Executive Order on Climate Policy Has Been Sorely Needed

College suspends student who challenged Muslim prof’s claim that Jesus’ crucifixion a hoax

‘Skinny Budget’ Outline Is the Right Stuff

Oregon’s Most (And Least) Healthy Counties 

How rural ranchers have worked with conservationists for the good of Oregon and beyond

‘Sanctuary Cities’ Promise Legal Fight After Sessions Threatens Funds 

The Rasmussen Minute: High School Rape Turns Spotlight on Sanctuary Movement

Ars Technica