Monthly Buzz: Central Oregon Update and Coffee at Common Table

What's the buzz?

1000 Friends realizes that we all have busy lives. 1000 Friends also realizes that we all love coffee. As a way of keeping our friends in the High Desert caffeinated and up to date on our work in Central Oregon, we have partnered with Common Table to bring you The Monthly Buzz.

Event Date: 
Wed, 09/07/2011 - 9:00am - 10:00am

1000 Friends Works to Improve Planning for Sage Grouse Protection

In April, the State released a new plan for the management of sage grouse called the Oregon Sage Grouse Conservation Plan.  The plan comes at a critical time: sage grouse were recently determined by the US Fish & Wildlife Service to be warranted for inclusion on the Endangered Species List.

Portland Economist Paints A Different Picture of Transportation and Economic Growth

Kevin Pozzi, 1000 Friends of Oregon Communications Intern
Fri, 05/13/2011 (All day)

Portland economist Joe Cortright is a staunch defender of smart choices in transportation. At a Transportation for America event in Bend this month, cosponsored by 1000 Friends of Oregon, he told central Oregon leaders and activists how reducing their dependence on automobile transportation doesn’t just protect the environment. It actually grows the local economy, keeping as much as $800 million a year in the region's economy, instead of

Bend UGB Remand Task Force meeting - June 2, 3-5 PM

1000 Friends encourages you to participate in the next Bend Urban Growth Boundary Remand Task Force (RTF) meeting: Thursday, July 28, 3-5 pm. This is an opportunity to provide feedback to the key decision makers tasked with carrying out the remand order regarding specific line items of the remand.

About the RTF:

Event Date: 
Thu, 07/28/2011 - 3:00pm - 5:00pm

Bend Living City Design Project unveiling

Rooftop gardens, solar streetlights, ‘greenline’ pedestrian streets...

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/20/2011 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Small Farmer's Journal Live Auction in Madras

The Small Farmer's Journal Live Auction:

is taking place at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds this weekend. Where else can you learn how to feed a horse, take care of your backyard chickens or play games with your pony?

1000 Friends will be there tabling on Friday and Saturday and Staff Attorney Pam Hardy will be giving a presentation on the future of industrial-scale solar siting on rural lands - Friday from 3-4 PM. Be sure to check out the 2nd annual Jethro Tull Draft Horse & Mule Plowing Competition as well.

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/13/2011 (All day) - Sat, 04/16/2011 (All day)

Oregon Low Carbon Fuel Standard - Bend MPO Presentation

Staff from the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (ODEQ) will provide a briefing to the Bend MPO Policy Board on their work to lower the carbon content in fuels to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Over the past year, ODEQ staff has been working with a 29-member advisory committee to develop a low carbon fuel standard as required in House Bill 2186 (approved by the 2009 Legislature). The goal of the bill is to reduce the carbon intensity of Oregon’s transportation fuels by 10 percent over 10 years.

Event Date: 
Thu, 04/07/2011 - 3:00pm - 4:00pm

Deschutes County Holds Three Hearings on Comprehensive Plan

Craig Beebe, 1000 Friends of Oregon Communications Intern

Over the next 10 days, the Deschutes County Board of Commissioners will hold three public hearings to discuss the draft Comprehensive Plan for guiding land use in the County’s unincorporated areas to 2030.

Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan Public Hearing

The Deschutes County Commission holds the second of three public hearings on the draft Deschutes County Comprehensive Plan, which will guide development in unincorporated Deschutes County for the next 20 years. 

Event Date: 
Thu, 03/31/2011 - 6:00pm - 9:00pm
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