Free pick-up of organic yard

The garbage services, Curry Transfer and Recycling (CTR) is offering free pick-up of organic yard debris in Brookings, Harbor, Gold Beach and Port Orford. Contact CTR to arrange a pick-up on one of the pre-determined garbage pick-up days.

It’s that time again. Bundle or put your organic yard debris in environmentally friendly paper landscape bags and place at the curb on your garbage day. Brookings/Harbor, October 1 to 5; GoldBeach, Wednesday, October 17; and Port Orford, Thursday, October 18. Or, take it loose or paper bagged to the Wridge Creek or Port Orford Transfer-Site Tuesday through Saturday, October 9-13. Thirty gallon landscape bags can be purchased from your local stores where garden supplies are sold. Next SPRING event will begin April 29, 2019.”

See the link and contact info below for more information.

Website, Announcements, Curry Transfer and Recycling

CTR Contact Info

Phone: 800-826-9801 or 541-469-2425

Fax: 541-469-1048


Address: 17498 CARPENTERVILLE RD, PO BOX 4008, BROOKINGS, OR 97415

Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival

The nonprofit, Wild Rivers Mushroom Club (WRMC) is partnering with local mushroom experts for the 2nd annual event, Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival, scheduled for the first weekend in November on the 3rd & 4th from 10am-4pm, at the Chetco Activity Center, 550 Chetco Lane, Brookings-Harbor, OR 97415

leading field forays and conducting how-to workshops both days. Workshops will include presentations on growing, harvesting, cooking with, eating, and using both wild and cultivated mushrooms.

Renowned mycologist Dr. Dennis Desjardin is the Saturday keynote speaker, and will be presenting, “Fungi and Human Affairs: How we interact with fungi in our daily lives” .

Mycologist and herbalist Dr. Christopher Hobbs is the Sunday keynote speaker, and will be presenting “Medicinal Mushrooms: A Class for Newbies & Experts Alike”.

Vendors will be selling all manner of fungi-related products – including fresh edible mushrooms. Local restaurants and breweries will be offering mushroom-themed meals and spirits all weekend long! 

Bring the entire family and come join us for a fungi-filled weekend!.”

See the attachments, links and contact info below for more information.

Website, 2018 Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival

Wild Rivers Connect, Events, Wild Rivers Mushroom Festival

WRMC Facebook Group

WRMC Contact Info


Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation
Contact: Briannon Fraley
Interim Executive Director
(707) 487-9255

Building a Strong Foundation through Organizational Change
For Immediate Release
September 27, 2018

Smith River, CA– The Tribal Administration has been updating tribal members and staff over the last year on the Yvtlh-‘ii~-chu mvlh-netlh-‘i~ k’wvt-sta~ na’lh-ni wvn tr’vlh-sri, or Building the Foundation for a Strategic Government, a $1.2 million dollar three-year project designed to improve the governmental structure. The project was developed in 2017 through the Tribal Council with the Office of Self-Governance in order to address the need to strengthen the Administration in program development, data collection, and communication.

In 2018, the Tribe entered into a contract with the BlueStone Strategy group to conduct an organizational and operational assessment. The primary objective of the assessment is to support the Tribe’s interest in advancing a strong organizational foundation for its continued growth in the 21st Century. Tribal Council will be reviewing three proposed options of structural change at the executive level in the month of October that will be used to refine the Executive Director role and function within the Administration.

In light of the 2019 budget development process, Tribal Council has directed executive staff to plan to move forward with a governmental re-structuring to meet the objectives of the Tribe’s strategic goals. The first tangible changes to take place are in the form of combining like services and functions, resulting in a framework to develop an Education Department, which will combine services from Community and Family Services, Culture, and Head Start. The Tribe has taken official action to fill the THPO position and align preservation and compliance programs under the Office of Self-Governance.

The re-structure provides the opportunity for professional growth and development to valued Tribal staff. It is important to highlight that the re-structure is not intended to eliminate positions, programs, or services. All programmatic activities will continue, and we are improving cross-departmental coordination of services, especially traditional activities, including the utilization of Tribal Members who have traditional knowledge to share within the community. We value the Tribal Members who dedicate their time and energy to serve on our appointed committees and all standing committees will remain in effect while the departments facilitating and coordinating may change.

It is Council’s belief that we all work to serve and represent the collective people’s needs and desires, and this governmental re-structure addresses broad audiences and those collective desires. Over 50% of our staff are Tolowa and we have the opportunity to empower and embrace our Tolowa culture throughout the Administration. Culture lives within each one of us as Tolowa Dee-ni’ and it is our collective responsibility to promote and endorse traditional values, as well as create space for the community to be Tolowa.

Annual 2018 Fall Clean-up

Annual 2018 Fall Clean-up

Clean-up your yard & bring your trash to the Public Works & Facilities Yard located at 16450 Ocean View Drive, Smith River, CA 95557.
Hours of operation: Thursday, October 25 and Saturday, October 27 from 8:30 A.M. – 6:00 P.M and closed for lunch from 12:00 P.M. – 12:30 P.M.


  • Must have 1 Fall Clean-up ticket per load. 2 tickets per residence were mailed out.
  • Must be Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation member & have Tribal I.D.
  • Unload your own vehicle.
  • No hazardous waste for example no paint, asbestos, dead animals, needles, etc.
  • Limit 2 vehicle loads per residence for example: 1 pickup truck = 1 load or 1 trailer = 1 load.
  • Limit of 4 tires per 1 load.
  • Limit of 2 furniture items per 1 load.
  • Must separate these 7 waste types from the general trash:
    1. Metal waste for example electronics without screens, appliances, etc.
    2. Electronics with screens for example televisions, computer monitors, tablets, etc.
    3. Furniture for example couches, tables, chairs, beds, etc.
    4. Tires
    5. Fluorescent light bulbs for example tube lamps and CFL’s (compact fluorescents)
    6. Motor oil, diesel, & gasoline
    7. Plant material for example brush, grass clippings, limbs, etc.

Questions: Kagat McQuillen, Tribal Resource Specialist, Natural Resource Department, (707) 487-9255 Ext. 1155 or email: