Annual 2019 Spring 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 April 25 and Saturday April 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 Spring Clean Up Ticket per load. 2 tickets per residence will be mailed out.
Must be Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation member & have Tribal I.D.
Must unload your own vehicle.
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.

Empty refrigerators and freezers.

No hazardous waste for example no paint, asbestos, dead animals, needles, etc.

Must separate these 9 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.      Propane tanks. Please empty the tanks before bringing them.

4.      Batteries. For example alkaline, rechargeable, carbon-zinc, etc.

5.      Furniture. For example couches, tables, chairs, beds, etc.

6.      Tires.

7.      Fluorescent light bulbs. For example tube lamps and CFL’s (compact fluorescents).

8.      Motor oil, diesel, & gasoline.

9.      Plant material. For example brush, grass clippings, limbs, etc.

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

Occupancy for the first six homes is scheduled for June, 2019. For more information, contact the Housing Department at (707)487-9255.

Progress as of February 22, 2019.

At the February 14, 2019 Regular Tribal Council Meeting, Resolution 19-09; American Indian Languages Teaching Credential, was approved by Council. “Therefore, be it resolved, that the Tribal Council authorizes the Chairwoman to certify that applicant Kyle Hinshaw has completed the required language assessment and meets the standards for the Tolowa Dee-ni’ Language Teacher Certification”. Kyle will now apply for certification from the state of California. 

Shu’ shaa nin-la Kyle for your dedication to learning, teaching and sharing the Dee-ni’ Wee-ya! 

LtoR: Marvin Richards Sr., Cari Nelson, Jeri Thompson, Kyle Hinshaw, Denise Richards-Padgette, Leann McCallum, Kara Brundin-Miller, Lenora Hall

Taa-xe Num-nii~-ma~s (March) is – Sturgeon Fishing Time, Forest Birds Sing, Trillium Blooms and Geese Return.

SAVE THE DATE for these March gardening events from The Tolowa Dee-ni’ Nation Srtaa~ Shvm (hii) Mvlh Ghee-saa-ghit-na‘ (Good Food Makes Us All Healthy) Project. Stop by and “like” their facebook page at

HEALING WITH HERBS SERIES: Come join us for a series of four free community workshops that will teach you different methods for processing herbs for personal use! Each week local herbalist Ruby Tuttle will lead a hands-on lesson that will teach you one of four ways to preserve and use native plants and herbs by making teas (3/5), oils (3/12), tinctures (3/19), and salves (3/26). Through these processes, we will also learn common uses for locally-available, beneficial native plants and garden herbs. This fun and informative series will be held on Tuesday evenings in March from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm at Sri’-srwvlh Mee-ne’ in Smith River (16299 Hwy. 101 N., Smith River). Feel free to attend one or all! CRESCENT CITY FRUIT TREE GRAFTING WORKSHOP: Come join us on March 23rd (Klamath) and 24th (Crescent City) to learn how to propagate new fruit trees from cuttings! Grafting is a fun, easy, and inexpensive way to create new trees from tried-and-tested local varieties. Apple rootstocks and cuttings will be provided at no cost, and you will get to take a tree home with you. This workshop will be held at Margaret Keating Elementary in Klamath on Saturday, March 23rd and at College of the Redwoods Crescent City Campus on Sunday, March 24th #instamarch #gardening #growyourown#plantingtime #sprout #eatfresh #eatclean #eatlocal #eathomegrown #eattraditional#livewell #healingherbs #grafting #springgrafting #springworkshop#springtimegardentime #getoutside #feetinthedirt #happyhealthyfamily