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Byline: The Register-Guard

Health advisory issued

at Detroit Lake

DETROIT LAKE - The Willamette National Forest and the state Department of Human Services have issued a health advisory for Detroit Lake because of high levels of blue-green algae found in several locations.

The algae have been found on the south side of the lake, in Kinney, Blowout and Cove arms. Visitors should be aware that algae blooms are unpredictable, and may be found at other locations.

The algae can produce toxins harmful to humans and animals. People and animals are cautioned to avoid swallowing or inhaling water droplets, as well as contact with the skin.

Drinking water from the lake is especially dangerous, the agencies said. If people choose to eat fish from the lake, they should remove all the fish's fat, skin and organs before cooking.

For more information, contact the Detroit Ranger District at (503) 854-3366 or go online to www.fs.fed.us/r6/willamette/. For health information, contact call (971) 673-0435 or go to http://oregon.gov/DHS/ph/envtox/maadvisories.shtml.

Gay and lesbian support group to meet in Coos Bay

COOS BAY - The South Coast meeting of PFLAG, Parents, Family and Friends of Lesbians and Gays, will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at South Coast Hospice Bereavement Center, 1620 Thompson Road, Coos Bay.

Free refreshments, support and education will be provided.

For more information call Judith at (541) 267-6508 or Eric at 1-888-214-6016.

City to hold workshop

on Eugene's Web site

The city of Eugene will hold a workshop for those interested in helping the city on the next phase of Web development. The workshop will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Bascom-Tykeson Rooms at the Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave.

The workshop will describe the city's Web site improvement efforts, review themes developed through discussions with community Web site users, and provide an opportunity for participants to share their experiences. Light refreshments will be served.

Workshops to discuss

future of Ridgeline area

The public can weigh in on the future of the Ridgeline area linking Fern Ridge Lake and Mount Pisgah in a pair of drop-in workshops sponsored by the Lane Council of Governments.

The first is from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at the Eugene Public Library, 100 W. 10th Ave., in the Bascom/Tykeson Rooms. The second is from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Spencer Creek Grange, at the intersection of Lorane Highway and McBeth Road.

The Ridgeline area is a 20-mile corridor that includes a variety of habitats and landscapes. Attendees can weigh in on the vision for the area regarding recreation, wildlife habitat, water resources and other aspects.

Representatives from The Nature Conservancy, McKenzie River Trust, Lane County Parks, Willamalane Park and Recreation District, the Bureau of Land Management and the Long Tom Watershed Council will answer questions.

For more information, contact Jeff Krueger at 682-4122 or jkrueger@lcog.org. More information can also be found at www.lcog.org/ridgeline.

University Women to meet; life coach will be speaker

Lisa Anderson, a career, life and retirement coach, will discuss the "Wheel of Life" at the Tuesday meeting of the American Association of University Women's Professional Career Women's Group.

The meeting will be from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Big River Grill in the Hilton Eugene and is open to the public. RSVP to Greta Fridlund, 344-4134.

`PERS Politics' is topic

of PERS Retirees meeting

Bill Lunch, a professor of political science at Oregon State University and a political commentator for Oregon Public Broadcasting, will discuss "PERS Politics" on Tuesday in a program sponsored by the Lane County Association of PERS Retirees. …