Etcetera - 11/29/12

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More than 60 people attended the Blue Mountain Land Trust Outdoor Photography Show Nov. 14, featuring the work of Ellen Morris Bishop, said Susan How, BMLT membership and outreach director, in a release.

Guests could view and order Ellen's photos at the event held at Jacobi's Cafe. They also bid by silent auction on some of her photos and the opportunity to go on a custom photo outing with her.

More than $2,000 worth of Ellen's photos were sold. Proceeds benefit current conservation projects at the land trust, including a farmland protection project outside Dixie and expanding salmon habitat protection along the North Touchet River.

Folks unable to attend who wish to purchase Ellen's photos can view them online at www.bmlt.org and download mail-in order forms. Photos ordered through Friday will produce prints by Christmas.

Prices are reasonable, because Ellen is donating full value to the land trust and Focus House is discounting the cost of printing the photos. Those who wish to have them matted and framed at Darrah's will also receive a discount.

"There are many lovely photos of our region and other picturesque Pacific Northwest locations. These make great gifts while accomplishing landscape protection right here at home," Susan said.

"We are so appreciative that Ellen and these local businesses are supporting our conservation work."

Ellen is a visiting professor of geology at Whitman College.


The coffee will be on and the refreshments out for volunteers who help Blue Mountain Chapter 258 Pheasants Forever members install a guzzler at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The rendezvous is at a Woodward Canyon site on Woodward Canyon Road, five miles north of the Woodward Canyon/ Highway 12 intersection just west of Lowden, said PF member Larry Boe.

The covered 500-gallon fiberglass tub has an apron to collect rain and snow melt. The cover has a ramp that allows small game access to water. The apron will be installed later, Larry said.

Those attending should bring a shovel to help dig between 50 and 100 cubic feet of soil.

Larry's been busy with other projects in which the group is involved. Because of plant loss attributed most likely to rodent damage, he ordered 200 Woods roses to plant as replacements at Woodward Canyon, Frog Hollow and other sites.

With enough volunteers Saturday, some can dig and others can plant, he said. The predicted forecast for Saturday is a high of 51. Contact Larry at boeleca@charter.net for further details or President Jim Sonne at jimsonne@aol.com.

Etcetera appears in daily and Sunday editions. Annie Charnley Eveland can be reached at annieeveland@wwub.com or afternoons at 526-8313.

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