PRESS RELEASE (PDF) – For Immediate Release Tuesday, July 6th, 2021
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Please use this description for our group:
Save EWEB Forest is an all-volunteer group of residents from around the city concerned with climate issues and the value of mature tree ecosystems as natural cooling areas, and sound public planning. The group came together to shed light on EWEB’s rushed plans to cut down a natural forest grove of mature trees on public land near 40th and Patterson in Eugene.
- A recent NY Times article (“What Technology Could Reduce Heat Deaths? Trees.” July 2) underscored the importance of trees in the urban landscape to mitigate the extreme heat threats we face in this climate crisis.
- Nationwide, urban trees offer an estimated $18.3 billion in air pollution removal, carbon sequestration, lowered energy use in buildings and reduced emissions from power plants. (USDA Forest Service)
- Trees! Once again the answer when society asks, ‘what can we do?’… “Urban heat island effect exacerbating summer heat waves, study shows” (The Guardian)
Images – Please credit photographer when possible. Contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org for higher res versions
- See the Facebook photo album of the forest and adjacent meadow (lower res; Photos by Samuel Schmieding, PhD)
- See the 2nd batch of forest photos in a NEW Facebook photo album (lower res; Photos by Samuel Schmieding, PhD)
- Google map of EWEB forest area near 40th and Patterson (low res)
- Jack Cooper drinks in the beauty of one of hundreds of mature trees (low res; Photo by Marco Elliott)
- EWEB forest stand of mature trees – High Resolution, Vertical (Photo by John Jordan-Cascade)
- EWEB forest stand of mature trees – High Resolution, Horizontal (Photo by John Jordan-Cascade)
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- EWEB water reservoir construction in South Hills set to begin despite neighborhood concerns
by Adam Duvernay, Register-Guard (7-18-21)
EWEB’s water reservoir project in an urban forest in south Eugene is set to begin next month, but some residents are pushing back
- Eugene Weekly’s initial report on the issue – June 3rd
A Quiet Place for Water – Eugene Weekly – by Henry Houston
(06/03/2021) – For resilience and second water source, EWEB is investing millions of dollars for water storage but some neighbors question the move.
- VIDEO: Some Eugene residents opposed to EWEB’s water storage tank project by Angelina Dixson and KVAL.com Staff – Tuesday, July 6th 2021
- VIDEO: CONTROVERSY OVER EWEB’S PLAN TO BUILD NEW MASSIVE WATER STORAGE FACILITIES – KEZI-TV, updated July 7th, 2021