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The Oregon Invasive Species Council is hoping the Oregon Legislature will pass a ban felt-soled boots and waders. The felt is porous and can absorb and release algae and other organisms that threaten Oregon's marine environment. Representative Mike Schaufler says he supports the idea because invasive species is a big, big problem. Other states are considering similar bans and some manufacturers in the sporting industry are stopping production the boots in favor of other non-slip materials. If passed, the ban would go into effect in 2015.

 

 

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Most organizations are asking for cash, rather than supplies, so they can route help to where it’s needed most more quickly. Here are some of the largest groups with campaigns underway:

 

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  • Click on the link for the latest conditions on the mountain passes.

 

  • Intersection of NW Broadway Street and NW Delaware for waterline replacement project, road closures with detours clearly marked for thru traffic, 7 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily with roads opened nightly. Motorists are encouraged to avoid this area and use Bond Street and Wall Street.

 

  • Nels Anderson Road between Nels Anderson Place and Brandis Court, single northbound shoulder closure will be in effect, two-way traffic to be maintained. Project completion expected December 2017.