Jane-Ann Phillips shows the greyhounds she has adopted from Homes for Hounds.
Jane-Ann Phillips, Sue Oliver and Rayetta Holder have three things in common: they love greyhounds, they’ve adopted multiple greyhounds and they spend time volunteering for Homes for Hounds, a nonprofit greyhound adoption agency.
“Next to my family, it is my greatest love,” Holder said. “These dogs are really extra special. They go into somebody’s home, and they are treated like a king or queen.”
Kalmiopsis Elementary School fifth graders work with volunteers to clear around creek. The Pilot/Lorna Rodriguez
Nearly 60 very determined fifth-graders wearing rain boots and gardening gloves used shovels, rakes and clippers Thursday morning and afternoon to remove invasive species plants from Jacks Creek on a portion of Salmon Run golf course.
The Kalmiopsis Elementary School students from Nikki Darger and Amy Garnier’s classes were removing Himalayan blackberry roots.
The project was a partnership with South Coast Lower Rogue Watershed Council. Watershed Education Coordinator Statia Ryder set up the project after receiving permission from the golf course.