Thursday, Oct. 20th EVENT in Astoria, Oregon

WHAT: Presentations on trends in aerial herbicide spray, successful community action projects and new legislative projects – with Lisa Arkin, Executive Director, Beyond Toxics and Roger Dorband, writer
WHEN: Thursday, October 20th @ 7 PM
WHERE: KALA at 1017 Marine Drive in Astoria, OR 97103 – google map

Clearcuts in Oregon forests are nearly always followed by aerial spraying of herbicides. What does that mean? How is this spraying done and who or what is affected by it?

Learn more about the issue on Thursday evening, October 20 in a talk in Astoria by Lisa Arkin from Beyond Toxics. Lisa is a state-wide leader in addressing air and water quality issues related to pesticide application.

Ms. Arkin will speak about Beyond Toxics’ current research on trends in aerial herbicide spray, successful community action projects and new legislative projects. She will be joined at the podium by Roger Dorband who is writing a series of articles about aerial spraying for Hipfish Monthly.

The discussion is sponsored by the Columbia River Estuary Action Team (CREATE). The group will hold its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. and the talk by Ms. Arkin and Mr. Dorband will follow at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend both or come for just the talk.

The event will be held at KALA at 1017 Marine Drive in Astoria. For those who come hungry or thirsty, Dinah will have Chili Baskets and Drinks for sale.


A Night of Bliss
A Community Benefit and Celebration

Saturday, November 5, 2016

coconutbliss_anob_logo_nodate_cropLuna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss will be holding its annual community benefit, A Night of Bliss, on Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 5-9 p.m. at Unitarian Universalist Church In Eugene: 1685 W. 13th Ave. Eugene, OR 97401. (google maps)

A Night of Bliss is our way of giving back to the community where we live and work, and to those who support Luna & Larry’s Coconut Bliss. This will be a divine evening of family fun including endless Coconut Bliss Sundaes, live music, local food and beverages, raffle prizes and silent auction – an all around festive atmosphere!

This year Beyond Toxics is the sole beneficiary!

Suggested Donation: $10-$25 per person or $25-$50 per family.
We are so grateful for Coconut Bliss for their remarkable generosity in supporting our work for over four years!

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Thank you, Oregon, for your wonderful support!


We want to extend our heartfelt appreciation to all those who came to our 3rd Annual Bee Jazzy Celebration this year! Those who bought tickets; volunteers (including several wonderful women from LUSH in Portland); the many business sponsors and supporters (see list below); the enchanting and talented Halie Loren and the musicians from the Halie Loren Trio; and our hosts, Silvan Ridge Winery.

Thanks to our business sponsors
: Mountain Rose Herbs, Oregon’s Constant Gardener, Kim Kelly, the Oregon Insurance LadyPacific Cascade Federal Credit UnionFarmer’s Insurance, Glory Bee Foods, Neil Kelly and supportersPrecision Capital and Oregon Pacific Bank.


Mountain Rose Herbs Kim Kelly, Oregon's Insurance Lady Oregon's Constant Gardener
Pacific Cascade Federal Credit Union Farmer's Insurance Glory Bee Foods
Neil Kelly


Thanks to Farmer’s Insurance for sponsoring the My Party Bus shuttle! Farmer’s Insurance Gets You There Safely!

Special thanks to Silvan Ridge Winery for hosting us for the THIRD year in a row!

Special thanks to Silvan Ridge Winery for hosting us for the third year in a row!

The food cart was provided by SPORKS A LA CART!white_spacer_600x15px

Please support the businesses that support our work


NatBeeConservationDay_2016_DanielleTinker_FINAL_600pxSaturday, August 20, our friends at Cornucopia and Mountain Rose Herbs joined us to celebrate Governor Brown’s Proclamation for the 2nd Annual Oregon Native Bee Conservation Day! Cornucopia will donated a portion of all sales at both locations to our work to Save Oregon’s Bees.

Read Governor Brown’s Proclamation establishing Aug. 15th, 2016 as Oregon Native Bees Conservation Awareness Day (PDF)


BT_HomePage_2016PhotoContestSee the winners of our 4th Annual, Beauty of the Bee” Photo and Video Contest here->>


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Beyond Toxics is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and all contributions are fully tax-deductible. Please consider giving a gift of a Beyond Toxics membership to a friend or family member!