Let’s talk aerial spray. I would like to provide a disclaimer that my thoughts here are placeholders for the big picture of ideas and feelings that are swimming around my head. But, I feel that it is important to publicize the material available online for analysis should one be interested, concerned and willing to learn more.
Note that I have worked with Lincoln County Community Rights. This post, these thoughts, do not necessarily represent the thinking and work of that group. Also, my thoughts do not necessarily represent the views of the Lincoln County Board of Commissioners office.
On a personal level I am interested and compelled to explore
the implications of compounds such as herbicides have on our bodies and environment.
I am interested understanding the how state law preempts local governance on
certain issues and not others. And, I am interested in examining how rights of
nature might be defined in a legal construct and if that is a modality to
prevent excessive degradation to ecosystems and their heath: I include humans
as part of that paradigm. We are an
integrated and interdependent system. Spaceship earth.
Most recently, “Lincoln County Circuit Court Judge Sheryl
Bachart has ruled on motions and cross motions for summary judgement on
challenges to the county voter enacted Measure 21-177, “The Freedom from
Aerially Sprayed Pesticides Ordinance” passed by voters in May of 2017. The motions and cross motions were filed by
Plaintiff Rex Capri, et. al., Defendant Lincoln County, and Intervenor Lincoln
County Community Rights. In short, the Court overturned the entire Ordinance on
the grounds of state preemption of pesticide regulation.”
Next regional meeting (TBD). Next NEWTS local meeting (TBD).
“Ride the Dirt Wave – The Oregon Coast as Premier Mountain Biking Destination” was a breakout strategy and brainstorming session at the 2019 People’s Coast Summit. The event is organized and hosted by OCVA – Oregon Coast Visitors Association.
Gabriel Amadeus Tiller one of the sessions moderators summed up the goals of the meeting: “Working towards a unified coastal mountain biking recreation destination. How can the different trails coexist and craft a full Oregon Coast experience? How do groups that are geographically hundreds of miles apart work together?” (Check out this PDF from the meeting)
My plan is to take this concept and vision back to our local trail building organization (NEWTS) Newport Trail Stewards. As the NEWTS move closer boots on the ground trail work in Newport we need to ask ourselves if and how we fit into the regional picture. Do we want to identify Newport’s trails as one of many trails people would choose to experience as they explore the Oregon Coast? And, what exactly will those trails look like?
In Lincoln County and Newport we’ve got a lot of work to do. But, we have a blank canvas – that’s exciting! How will we shape and implement our future?
OCVA will be hosting another meeting to continue the regional discussion. I’ll post that here and on NEWTS Facebook.
In the video above… Moderators/Presenters: Gabriel Amadeus Tiller, Co-founder of Limberlost, Gabriel Amadeus – Creative Strategy, Oregon Timber Trail Project Manager. Harry Dalgaard, Director, Regional Cooperative Tourism Program Travel Oregon and Vice President, Timber Trail Alliance
If you are interested in being part of this concept – I will continue to post about it on Ocean18. I imagine OCVA will develop a resource page at some point (https://visittheoregoncoast.com/) You can contact their Coastal Detestation Coordinator – Jesse Donlin – as well.