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New Flood Relief Bridge on South Bank Road Free Firewood! Tribal members can get a free frewood gathering permit at the Natural Resources Department. There’s a pile of logs ready to be cut up into free frewood. All you need is a permit. You can cut up to 2 cords of wood for your household use. (The frewood cannot be sold and the permit holder must be present while cutting it up.) Dry Firewood Burns Cleaner - Seasoned (dried) wood burns hotter and cleaner in your freplace. This means more heat in your house, less soot in your chimney, and less smoke blowing toward your neighbor. Construction has begun on South Bank Road in preparation for the new bridge to reconnect historic flood channels Here are few reminders: If you have driven down South Bank county built the road on fll. „ Split your wood now and it will dry before this winter. Road in the last few weeks, then you A gravel detour road has been built „ Store your wood off the ground, so air can circulate and dry it. probably noticed that construction has around the construction site. The speed (Old pallets work great.) started on the Sickman Ford Overfow limit through the area has been reduced to Bridge Project. Using some Tribal 25 MPH to protect the construction crew „ Cover the wood pile with a tarp, or build a wood shed to keep transportation funds, plus a $2,075,000 and the driving public. Please watch for the rain off of it. grant from the state, the Tribe is building detour signs and respect any faggers or „ Never burn garbage or wood that has been painted or treated. a new 250 foot long bridge to help traffc control signs in the project zone. They produce toxic chemicals. alleviate fooding on the western end of the reservation. Construction will take place all summer Wood smoke is the leading source of air pollution in our area and we all create some of it. Every little bit we do to reduce The Tribe has hired Quigg Bros. Inc. and the project should be completed by pollution from wood smoke makes your community healthier to build the bridge and Quigg has early October. for the elders, the children, and those folks with respiratory partnered with WH Pacifc (a tribally illnesses. So don’t wait, get your frewood cut now so you’ll be owned engineering frm) to design the If you have any questions, please feel free ready for the cold weather next fall. new bridge. The new bridge will allow to contact Glen Connelly in the Natural food waters to pass more easily through Resources Department at 360-709-1854 Do your part and burn clean, dry wood. the area and reconnect historic food or Kayloe Dawson in the Planning For more information contact Glen Connelly, Environmental channels that were blocked when the Department at 360-709-1767. Programs Manager at 360-709-1854 The 2013 Cancer Awareness Walk Chehalis Tribal Newsletter The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis Reservation... “People of the Sands” Articles and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily the opinions of this publication or the Chehalis Tribal Business Committee. The Chehalis Tribal Newsletter encourages tribal members to submit letters, articles, photographs, and drawings to be considered for publication. These are subject to editing. Contributing writers, artists, and photographers include Chehalis tribal community members and staff. Submission deadline is the 6th of each month. Printed monthly Business Committee Tribal Center (360) 273-5911 David Burnett, Chairman 420 Howanut Road Ray “Barnaby” Canales, Vice Chairman Oakville, WA 98568 Farley Youckton, Treasurer (360) 709-1726 (offce) Cheryle Starr, Secretary (360) 273-5914 (fax) Dan Gleason, Sr., 5th Council Member Chehalis Tribe’s Vision Statement Chehalis Tribal The 2013 Cancer Awareness Walk was a success. People To be a thriving, self-suffcient, Newsletter Staff: “Walked as one” bringing attention to find a cure and to honor sovereign people, honoring our past Fred Shortman, the past, present and future by this disease and serving current Communications Look for the story in next month’s newsletter. and future generations Coordinator    Page 7
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