Community news briefs — Sept. 30, 2020

  • Wednesday, September 30, 2020 1:30am
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Land Trust sets online event

The North Olympic Land Trust hosts “Rooted in Community,” a presentation of the organization’s 22nd-annual Farmer of the Year Award, in an online event at 6:30- 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 30. The event is free and open to the public.

Find details and a link at

Local office open to help disable veterans

The Disabled American Veterans (DAV) office at 583 W. Washington St. is open 10 a.m.-3 p.m. each Wednesday, to serve veterans who are needing help with claims or other information.

Services are free and veterans do not have to be members of DAV to receive assistance.

The office is by walk-in; no appointment is necessary. Masks are required upon entrance.

For more information, call 360-477-4918 (leave a message stating for DAV).

Conservation district sets native plant sale

Clallam Conservation District is accepting large quantity plant orders through their annual Native Plant Sale through mid-November. Bare-root tree and shrub seedlings are sold in minimum bundles of 100 per species, and range in price from $75 to $140 per 100.

Plants will be available in early 2021.

Conifer trees for sale include Douglas fir, grand fir, Sitka spruce, western hemlock and western red cedar. Deciduous trees include big leaf maple, Pacific crabapple, red alder, Rocky Mountain maple and vine maple. Deciduous shrubs include blue elderberry, Indian plum, mock orange, Nootka rose, oceanspray, tall Oregon grape, Pacific ninebark, red elderberry, red flowering currant, red osier dogwood, serviceberry, snowberry, thimbleberry and twinberry.

The conservation district hosts the sale each year to “provide affordable native plants for wildlife habitat enhancement and environmentally-friendly landscaping.”

Online ordering is available through the Conservation District’s website at www.

For more information, contact the conservation district at or 360-775-3747, x5.

Haller PTO shred event is Oct. 10

A shred event to benefit Helen Haller Elementary School is set for 10 a.m.- 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 10, at the JCPenney parking lot at 651 W. Washington St.

Cost is by donation; cash and checks are accepted, and help pay for special programs at Helen Haller.

Shred-able items include office paper and file folders of any color; no need to remove staples, paper clips, rubber bands or small binders. Items not able to be shredded include cardboard, common trash, plastics, metals, DVDs and CDs.

Items to be shredded should be kept in paper or plastic bags. Drivers should remain in their car while shred items are unloaded.

For more information, contact the Helen Haller Parent-Teacher Organization at

Next State Parks free day is Oct. 10

Washington State Parks invites visitors to enjoy a state park for free on Saturday, Oct. 10, in recognition of World Mental Health Day. This free day is the 10th of 12 State Parks free days in 2020, when visitors are not required to display the Discover Pass for day-use visits to a park. This free day replaces the second of two free days postponed due to COVID-19 related park closures last spring.

Washington State Parks chose World Mental Health Day “to acknowledge the deepening mental health crisis across the Northwest, nation and world, which has been exacerbated by a global pandemic, civil unrest and, most recently, wildfires.”

The Discover Pass provides daytime access to parks. Overnight visitors in state parks are charged fees for camping and other overnight accommodations; day access is included in the overnight fee. The free days apply only at state parks; the Discover Pass is still required on other state lands.

The next Free Parks Day is Wednesday, Nov. 11 (Veterans Day).

‘CATastrophic’ wine benefits Peninsula Friends of Animals

CATastrophic 2020, a special bottling available Harbinger Winery, is a fundraiser for the Peninsula Friends of Animals.

The nonprofit organization in unable to host its annual Feline Fine in person this year with COVID-19 health restrictions in place; in lieu, PFOA and Harbinger Winery offer the wine for $25, with a portion of all proceeds going to PFOA’s animal rescues.

The wine, with a label featuring the PFOA mascot “Tippy” and designed by local artist who goes by the name “Barky,” is available for pick-up at the winery, 2358 US Highway 101 West, or at PFOA’s Safe Haven site, 257509 US Highway 101; call 360-452-4262.

Peninsula Friends Of Animals is a cageless, no kill, donor supported animal welfare organization. The group’s mission is “to prevent the birth of unwanted cats and dogs through progressive spay/neuter and educational programs and to place as many homeless, neglected or abused animals as possible into good, safe, permanent homes.”

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