Founded by award-winning bird rehabilitator Louise Shimmel, the Cascades Raptor Center houses more than 60 birds and a wildlife hospital whose staff has treated thousands of injured birds of prey. More than 30 native Oregon species, including eight types of hawks and 11 types of owls, perch in the center's capacious aviaries, each placed along serene forest trails. As visitors meander through the trees, the piercing gaze of ospreys, kites, and falcons shoot through the enclosures while bald and golden eagles show off their awe-inspiring wingspans and fashionable haircuts. During educational talks (1 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, November through March; noon and 2 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, April through October), handlers bring raptors out on their thick gloves to pose for portraits and field questions on their favorite rodents or brands of talon polish. In addition, a Screech Owl membership lets an individual waltz through the center's gates for free throughout the year, as well as bequeathing a guest pass for a friend who shares their fondness for feathery predators.
Priority One Heating’s technicians outfit homes and offices with systems that control air temperature and cleanliness. Performing service calls 24 hours a day without additional overtime fees, technicians insulate residents from blustery winter months and protect pet snowmen from sweltering summer heat. Priority builds systems from the ground up with lifetime ductwork guarantees while retrofitting Energy Star–rated Carrier products into existing tubing.
As the green thumbs behind One Earth Lawn and Garden, Daniel and Justin view residential and commercial landscapes as integral pieces of the overall environment, a perspective they picked up after a combined three decades in the industry. In keeping with this outlook, the duo believes that eco-friendliness and landscape beautification can exist simultaneously, which is why they wield propane mowers and practice organic methods in lieu of harmful chemicals and diesel-powered scissors. Though they specialize in garden maintenance and fertilizing, they also perform home-maintenance services including gutter cleaning, pressure washing, and roof cleaning.
Scott Mallory farms worms for a living. "We need to save the planet," he says, and promotes worms’ work as a way to help. According to Scott, the humble earthworm drives nature's system of fertilization, pest resistance, and turf regeneration by infusing soil with powerful microorganisms. Through Fertilelives, he produces compost tea that can bolster anything from home gardens to full-scale farming operations. After feeding his worms organic matter from vegetable scraps to sawdust, he brews the resulting compost and extracts the microorganisms into a solution. He then triggers their rapid growth by feeding them plentiful oxygen and food, such as blue-green algae and philly cheesesteaks. The resulting mix is so powerful that when sprayed onto plants, it neutralizes pest larvae and fungi, but is harmless to kids and pets. As the solution works its way into the soil, it also promotes turf regeneration, keeping soil nutrient rich.
In addition to producing compost teas for home gardens, Scott also produces it on a scale for commercial farms, freeing them of the need for industrial chemicals that, while keeping away insects, can also harm turf-regenerating bacteria and damage long-term soil health. Through his spray service, he also helps farmers spray their crops with it. One of his proudest moments came in 2011 when he delivered compost tea to Northern Lights Christmas Tree Farm. That season, its pumpkin patch was one of the few in the area untouched by an outbreak of powdery mildew fungus.
Beyond his compost-tea production, Scott helps hobby and professional farmers maintain organic, sustainable practices through services such as soil testing, classes, and consulting drawn from the methods he uses to grow his own food. He also appears frequently at local farmers' markets, such as the Springfield Farmers' Market on Fridays and the Cottage Grove Growers Market.
Full service electrical contractor. Providing excellent customer service in Lance County since 2004. Specializing in residential and commercial electrical installations and service. Expert residential wiring trouble-shooter and new home wiring installations.
Associated Heating and Air Conditioning's professionals refurbish heating and cooling systems, employing specialized training during appointments scheduled 24 hours a day. Specialists commence forced-air maintenance with inspection of oil, motors, and electrical components, before changing air filters or wicking them clean. Depending on whether the home in treatment is kept warm via electric furnace, gas furnace, or a burning stack of old VHS tapes, technicians cycle and change out the system's specialized heating implements. After measuring temperature differences between air supply and return and recalibrating all safety, pump, and thermostat controls, staff vacuums furnaces and purges debris from unit interiors. To protect against passing cumulus clouds shaped like raindrops, technicians also wash and wax outdoor units. Associated Heating's duct irrigators review the limitations of all equipment involved prior to service and guarantee complimentary re-working if customers are not fully satisfied for up to one year following installation.