Local News About Coyotes, Goats, Moose and More                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                
March 27, 2019 
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Need a Notched Trowel But Don’t Want to Buy One?
Residents of several neighborhoods in Portland, Oregon, have free access to all sorts of trowels and more. Among the tools available for borrowing: chain saws, pressure washers, wheelbarrows, sledge-hammers, toilet augers, air compressors — and a selection of home and garden DIY books.
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Neighbors Provide Many Helping Hands
People of all ages benefit from living in an intergenerational, interconnected, generous community. See four examples of how local volunteers are donating their time to tackle household tasks.
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Communities Can Coexist With Coyotes — Residents of Austin and Travis County, Texas, are learning how to stand their ground against the wild canines without resorting to lethal measures. “While not everyone likes the idea of coyotes and other wildlife living near them,“ says a local official, “residents seem to feel better after learning about the animals’ habits and behaviors and how humans need to respond.” Source: The Austin Chronicle ►
Roadkill Can Be Eaten — Several states encourage the salvaging of deer, moose and elk that have been killed by cars as a means of keeping roadways safe and providing people with free meat. Source: PEW Stateline ►
Goats Can Prevent Fires — In addition to eating pesky weeds and poison ivy, goats are great at clearing forest lands of fire-prone plants. To finance the costs of commissioning herds of hungry herbivores, Nevada City, California, launched a “Goat Fund Me” campaign. Source: The Union ►
More from AARP Livable Communities:
Looking for People With a Purpose — Do you know someone age 50 or older who is making a difference in your community? Nominations for the AARP Purpose Prize Award are being accepted until March 31. Five innovators will receive $60,000 each.
The 2019 Challenge Is On — Learn how your community or nonprofit organization can apply for an AARP Community Challenge “quick-action” grant to fund a project related to housing, transportation, smart cities or public spaces. The application deadline is April 17.
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