An Oregon LNG Pipeline Tour will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday. The group will meet at the Elderberry Inn on U.S. Highway 26, about 22 miles east of U.S. Highway 101. There will be both a hiking route and a car route to choose from.
At the Elderberry Inn there will be some background information on natural gas pipelines with Dan Serres, conservation director for Columbia Riverkeeper. No host coffee and food will be available.
The hiking portion of the pipeline tour will explore the Nehalem watershed with a 2-mile, largely off-trail hike. Those who prefer driving to hiking will carpool to important sites and join the hikers. Bringing good hiking shoes, water, a sun hat, a camera and a sack lunch is recommended.
The tour will feature a brief walk in Oregon State Forestry land near proposed the pipeline route, and viewing of where the pipeline is proposed to cross the Nehalem River. It is hoped local landowners will be in attendance to share their perspective.
The tour will end with a sack luncat Fishhawk Falls County Park on Oregon Highway 202 and a discussion about what this pipeline means for Clatsop County, and what exporting fossil fuels means for the nation.
Those wishing to attend are asked to RSVP by calling 503-458-6910.