Parks open County makes changes

October 2017 Posted in Community, Nature | Comments Off on Parks open County makes changes

Marion County has opened its seasonal parks for the summer recreation season. Most parks, including Bear Creek Park and Campground, open May 1 and remain open through Oct. 30. North Fork and Salmon Falls parks will open June 1. Parks ...

Tightening up: Rec area rules

October 2017 Posted in Community, Nature | Comments Off on Tightening up: Rec area rules

By Mary Owen Visitors to Little North Fork and other popular Santiam Canyon recreation areas now face new restrictions for camping, campfire, parking and alcohol use. “These restrictions are an attempt to improve the experience of visitors to the Willamette National Forest,” ...

Launching hope: eNRG Kayaking North Santiam’s Business of the Year

October 2017 Posted in Nature, Other, Sports & Recreation, Your Health | Comments Off on Launching hope: eNRG Kayaking North Santiam’s Business of the Year

By Mary Owen Kayaking down the North Fork of the Santiam River in the hot sun can be a fun summer activity for many outdoor lovers. “Our raft trips are very family friendly,” said Sam Drevo of eNRG Kayaking, offering trips out ...

Safe practices outlined for debris burns

October 2017 Posted in Nature, News | Comments Off on Safe practices outlined for debris burns

Now is the time to reduce the excess vegetation around your home that could pose a wildfire threat. Keep Oregon Green, the Oregon Department of Forestry and the Oregon Office of State Fire Marshal urge you to consider chipping or ...

Eclipse planning: Communities work to ensure visitors have a good time

October 2017 Posted in Nature, News | Comments Off on Eclipse planning: Communities work to ensure visitors have a good time

By Mary Owen From Aumsville to Detroit, people in the Santiam Canyon are gearing up for the Great American Eclipse on Aug. 21. “Two of our tourism teams are meeting frequently to get ready for the influx of visitors, creating printed and ...

Eclipse planning: Traffic may present a special challenge

October 2017 Posted in Community, Nature, News | Comments Off on Eclipse planning: Traffic may present a special challenge

By Mary Owen The Great Eclipse is coming Aug. 21 and bringing with it thousands of people to the Santiam Canyon. “Traffic numbers are expected to be high,” said Allison McKenzie, executive director of GROW-EDC. “Expect traffic like we have on a ...

Safety first: Organizers make plans for eclipse visitors

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By Mary Owen Agencies throughout Marion County are taking steps to keep people safe through the weekend of the Great American Eclipse. “Our Focus with River Fusion 22 is on the positive economic impact for our local businesses and organizations that an ...

Eclipse notes: Event crowds smaller than expected, but mighty happy

October 2017 Posted in Community, Nature | Comments Off on Eclipse notes: Event crowds smaller than expected, but mighty happy

By Mary Owen The Great American Eclipse turned out to be a time of quality over quantity, with no lack of special activities throughout the Santiam Canyon and less people than expected. “Although we did not have the anticipated traffic or crowding ...