On October 22nd, the Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council welcomes the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Black Butte Mine Superfund Project Team members for our October 2019 Science Pub presentation entitled “Update on the Black Butte Mine Superfund Project and Understanding Local and Global Mercury Impacts.” Rebecca Chu, Dominic Giaudrone, Lon Kissinger, and Chris Eckley will share information about recent cleanup work at the mine site, the regulatory framework for Superfund, and understanding risk assessment. In addition, the latest studies will be presented on mercury dynamics in Cottage Grove Reservoir considering local impacts from the mine and impacts from the global mercury cycle.
The Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council (CFWWC) hosts a family-friendly monthly public meeting series called the Coast Fork Science Pub on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 5-7pm at the Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main Street in Cottage Grove. The event begins with informal socializing, trivia, and updates about the watershed and watershed council during the first hour. The Science Pub presentation begins at 6pm. CFWWC receives 10% of all sales from the evening between 5-7:30pm. The event is free to the public, with a $5 donation suggested. For further information, visit Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council on Facebook or www.coastfork.org.