The Strange and Secret Lives of Oregon’s Native Freshwater Mussels presented by Emilie Blevins, Conservation Biologist with Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation, will be the focus of the January Science Pub. Even though mussels are easily overlooked and can resemble little more than a rock, they have a strange life cycle that relies on fish. This presentation will introduce you to the remarkable mollusks that inhabit Oregon’s waters and the importance of native freshwater mussels for clean water and healthy watersheds. The CFWWC hosts a family-friendly monthly public meeting series called the Coast Fork Science Pub on the fourth Tuesday of each month from 5-7pm at the Axe & Fiddle, 657 E. Main Street in Cottage Grove. The event begins with informal socializing, trivia, and updates about the watershed and watershed council during the first hour. The Science Pub presentation begins at 6pm. CFWWC receives 10% of all sales from the evening between 5-7:30pm. The event is free to the public, with a $5 donation suggested. For further information, visit Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council on Facebook or www.coastfork.org.