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Learn about history

McMenamins Edgefield will hold an Oregon Encyclopedia History Night at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2126 S.W. Halsey St., Troutdale.

Melissa Darby, a principal investigator with Lower Columbia Research and Archaeology, will talk about the Native American use of Sagittaria Latifolia. Darby has worked for more than 30 years as an archaeologist and historian in the Northwest.

For more information, call 503-669-8610 or visit mcmenamins.com.

Take a hike

Friends of the Columbia Gorge is offering 60 educational hikes/outings in their spring and summer season, from March 16 through July 18.

Hikes follow the wildflower blooms from the eastern end of the Gorge westward. Some involve bike rides. They are led by experts in botany, geology and Gorge history.

To learn more about the hikes, visit gorgefriends.org.

Comments available on Spingwater project

A summary of the public comments received over the past few months about the proposed Oregon Department of Transportation intersection project is now available.

The project focuses on the Highway 26 Springwater intersection improvement.

To find a summary, including comments provided in late 2012 and early 2013, visit: oregon.gov/ODOT/HWY/REGION1/Pages/US26Springwater.aspx

If your group or organization would like project staff to make a presentation about this project at an upcoming meeting, contact ODOT Community Affairs Coordinator Jilayne Jordan at 503- 731-8237 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..