April 1 business briefs
Shred and be safe
The Newberg community is invited to attend Community Shred Day at First Federal, which is contracting with Iron Mountain to provide free paper shredding services. The paper will be shredded onsite at the parking lot outside First Federals Newberg branch and people can watch the process as their documents are shredded. There is no requirement to remove staples or paper clips, as the truck can process them.
The event will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 11 at the corner of College and Hancock streets. For more information call 503-538-9449.
USDA seeks applicants for grant program
Funds are available for state and tribal governments to improve wildlife habitat and to enhance public access for recreation on farm, ranch and forest lands. The Voluntary Public Access and Habitat Incentive Program, authorized in the 2014 Farm Bill, allows governments to apply for grants to encourage owners of privately held land to voluntarily open the land to the public for hunting, fishing and other wildlife-related recreation, and also to improve fish and wildlife habitat on the land. Award amounts range from $75,000 to $1 million per year and applications are due April 24. Governments can complete an application at www.grants.gov.JW_DISQUS_ADD_A_COMMENT