BANA Member meeting Feb. 23, 6 p.m. on Zoom
Guest speaker: Makayla Oliver, community relations manager for the City of Bend
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Meeting ID: 824 8759 5025 Passcode: 207487
Winter Walk Day - Feb. 23
Walk, Roll or take the bus to School on Feb. 23 and play Winter Walk Bingo
Steps 1: Walk or Roll to School, the Bus, or around your neighborhood. Join a Walking School Bus or Park and Walk Event!
Step 2: Take one of these Bingo Cards with you and complete a BINGO (5 in a row)
Paper Bingo Cards available – contact us and we can drop them off at your school
Step 3: Take a photo of your complete Bingo and email it to us or submit it to your school’s front office.
Step 4: WIN!!! You will be submitted into the drawing to win the Grand Prize! All entries qualify for a Walk and Roll Prize Bag – we will notify you of the pickup location.
All entries must be submitted by Feb 25, 2022
Protect Your Pets and Property from Pesticides
Barbara Rumer, Bend resident, has been tracking this legislation and the effort to remove pesticides from our land and waters.
“Most of us want safety for our children, our pets and ourselves,” she said. “As an owner, if you opt out, you also agree to do your own weeding.”
The bill offers an opportunity for all HOA boards to review and negotiate their landscape maintenance contracts so as to prohibit the use of certain chemicals. Rumer provides some valuable sources of information on pesticides and what chemicals to avoid.
An example: [CONTRACTOR NAME] agrees to only use non-toxic alternatives to typical toxic herbicides like those found in the Products Compatible With Organic Landscape Management document, published by beyondpesticides.org
Here is a link to the bill.
Health effects of 40 pesticides
https://www.beyondpesticides.org/assets/media/Health%20Effects%20of%2040%20Lawn%20Pesticides%202021.pdf Toxicity analysis of products sold at Home Depot and Lowes:
Least toxic methods to use for pests:
Development in the Works for Old Farm Neighborhood
The City of Bend’s Growth Management Division is planning for the development of 261 acres of land on Bend’s east side. This project is in response to House Bill 3318 recently passed by the Oregon Legislature.
Addressing housing affordability and creating more housing in Bend is a City Council priority. The Stevens Road Tract project offers a unique approach to adding land to the Urban Growth Boundary for affordable and market rate housing.
Summer Job Opportunities
Like to work with kids? Like to be outside? Join The Environmental Center, Upper Deschutes Watershed Council, and Camp Fire Central Oregon for a summer-long job training experience.
Plan and co- lead games and activities (building schedules for campers)
- Provide a safe and supportive atmosphere; resolve conflicts
- Supervise meal times; including educating about recycling and composting systems
- Opportunities to practice curriculum building
- Opportunities to help create risk management plans
- Experience working with children in an outdoor setting
- Pass a background check
- Transportation to and from the camp locations
- Willingness to jump into activities with students and be silly 10 weeks of programming
Compensation is $15/hour. Get paid while you learn.
Please email Becca Gilbert with questions, or apply today!
Redistricting Results in Boundary Changes
If you are wondering whether the legislatures redistricting of Oregon’s legislative districts will affect you, find your election districts at this website.