Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Safety First-Protect your eyes

From NASA-You should never look at the sun directly without equipment that's specifically designed for looking at the sun. Even using binoculars or a telescope, you could severely damage your eyes or even go blind! Solar eclipses themselves are safe. But looking at anything as bright as the sun is NOT safe without proper protection. And no, sunglasses do NOT count. 
Remember, during the eclipse, you'll be staring at the sun. NASA recommends wearing glasses with a special filter, you can use number 14 welders glass or buy a pair of special-made solar viewing shades, or using a DIY pinhole projector.

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Guidlines for viewing the eclipse on Federal Public Lands in Oregon


 Be Safe!
·        Understand risks, respect signs and barriers, and stay within your limits.
·        Most remote areas have limited services and facilities, so pack plenty of food and water.
·        Be prepared for warm temperatures and bring sun and eye protection.

Know Before You Go
·        Plan ahead to ensure a safe and fun experience.
·        Make sure you have the proper supplies and gear.­
·        Expect large crowds. Most lodging is booked. Options for camping are limited. 
·        Familiarize yourself with the rules and specific information about the site you are visiting.
·        Cell service may not be available, so plan your route in advance and pack a map.
·        Many roads on public lands are gravel and may require a high-clearance or four-wheel drive vehicle.

Recreate Responsibly
·        Help us protect our lands for all to enjoy.
·        Tread lightly and leave no trace. Leave your site better than you found it.
·        Remove all trash and remember to pack it in, pack it out!
·        To learn more, visit www.lnt.org/learn/7-principles.

Only YOU Can Prevent Wildfires
·        August is peak wildfire season in the Pacific Northwest. A small spark can rapidly become a large fire.
·        Know fire risks and respect fire restrictions, such as campfire bans.
·        Avoid parking or driving on dry grass as your vehicle can spark a wildfire.
·        Vehicles are required to have a shovel and fire extinguisher or gallon of water in many areas.
·        For more information on fire prevention and current fire restrictions, visit www.keeporegongreen.org

Additional Resources
·        Travel Oregon Eclipse Webpage: www.TravelOregon.com/Eclipse