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: 


Shu’-‘aa-xuu-dvn (In A Good Way Place)
So what’s on everyone’s mind at this time of year? Back-to-school of course!! New pencils, backpacks and a little bit of quite during the day… Going back-to-school can be and exciting time for children but it can also be a time filled with anxiety and stress. Our families can feel a strain at this time of year, whether a child is going to a new school with new teachers or the cost of new clothes and shoes for the kids. It can all build-up and impact our relationships.

To make this time a little easier, try to prioritize what needs to be tackled first. New school? Stop by the school to meet the staff, and take a tour, learn some of the routines, ask questions, and fill-out paperwork before the official first-day of school. Even if you haven’t changed schools, taking a few minutes to talk with school personnel about concerns that you have for your child, and to alert them of any changes in your family will benefit all involved in your child’s education.

All that shopping got you down? Try not to buy everything at once and not the day before school starts (remember Christmas Eve shopping, ugh!) Figure out a couple of days to go and buy a few things at a time; do they really need 10 packs of pencils on the first day? Better yet, if your child is old enough let them help with the planning.

Remember, everyone in the house needs to get back to the school-days routine. Start going to bed a little earlier each night, read or listen to music (no cellphones – that means parents too). Keep in mind that a child needs 10 – 12 hours of sleep each night to be alert for a whole-day of activity at school. With enough rest a child will be more attentive, less anxious, and a whole lot more pleasant in class.

Lastly, this is a good opportunity to speak with your child about safety. Safety on the bus, walking to school, and most importantly their personal safety. All children should be aware of:

  • Who are their safe adults and friends
  • That it is okay to say “No” to an adult that is making them uncomfortable
  • There are parts of their bodies that are private
  • The differences between safe and unsafe touches.

It is important for a child to know that they can talk with you and you will believe them. Keep the communication open for safety and protection of your child. Bad things can happen. If you need to report an occurrence call your child abuse reporting hotline, numbers below. If you are experiencing domestic violence, sexual assault, teen dating violence or feel abused by someone in your circle please call our hotline, 707-487-3175.



Del Norte County 707-464-3191
Humboldt County 707-445-6180
Coos/Curry Counties 541-756-5500
Oregon 1-855-503-SAFE (7233)


September 7, 2018


CONTACT: Corey Egel | 916.440.7259 |


CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat

Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Del Norte County


The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) is advising consumers not to eat recreationally harvested mussels, clams or whole scallops from Del Norte County.  Dangerous levels of domoic acid have been detected in mussels from this region. This naturally occurring toxin is also referred to as Amnesic Shellfish Poisoning (ASP) and can cause illness or death in humans.

The CDPH warning against eating sport-harvested razor clams from Del Norte and Humboldt counties due to dangerous levels of domoic acid remains in effect, as does the statewide annual quarantine on sport-harvested mussels due to the risk of PSP and domoic acid. The annual quarantine applies to all species of mussels harvested along the California coast, as well as all bays and estuaries, and will continue through at least October 31.

This warning does not apply to commercially sold clams, mussels, scallops or oysters from approved sources. State law permits only state-certified commercial shellfish harvesters or dealers to sell these products. Shellfish sold by certified harvesters and dealers are subject to frequent mandatory testing to monitor for toxins.

Symptoms of domoic acid poisoning can occur within 30 minutes to 24 hours after eating toxic seafood. In mild cases, symptoms may include vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal cramps, headache and dizziness. These symptoms disappear within several days. In severe cases, the victim may experience trouble breathing, confusion, disorientation, cardiovascular instability, seizures, excessive bronchial secretions, permanent loss of short term memory, coma or death. No cases of human poisoning from domoic acid are known to have occurred in California.

You can get the most current information on shellfish advisories and quarantines by calling CDPH’s toll-free Shellfish Information Line at (800) 553-4133. For additional information, please visit the CDPH Marine Biotoxin Monitoring Web page.

PH18-044 CDPH Warns Consumers Not to Eat Sport-Harvested Bivalve Shellfish from Del Norte County News Release



TERO The time for work is here!

The time for work is here! Tolowa Dee-ni` Nation (TDN) will be constructing 20 new homes! Tribal Employment Rights Office (TERO) positions will be available with the construction crews, for qualified Natives, from start to finish of the construction.

To all TDN Citizens and members of other Federally Recognized Tribes: Do you have experience in the Construction Field? If so, get your Resume out and Dust it off! Drop off your Resume at the Administration Office at 140 Rowdy Creek Road in Smith River, fax it to 707-487-0930 or email it to me @

Get in the TERO Skills Bank List for Construction!!! TERO is looking for Dependable TDN Tribal Citizens, Spouses of TDN Citizens and members of other Federally Recognized Tribes, that have a positive work attitude and great work ethics.