Today's Stop on the Land Use Trail: Sarah Helmick State Park

A few times a week this summer, we'll be featuring stops on our new Land Use Trail. Today, July 2: Sarah Helmick State Park. Often overlooked, this park conveys the love Oregonians have for preserving parts of nature for future generations.  

Minority-Operated Farms Increasing in Washington County, Reports The Oregonian

The Oregonian's Andrea Castillo reports on the increasing numbers of farms in Washington County that are operated by minorities, many of whom were originally farm workers in the United States. The story highlights the changing face of Oregon agriculture.

1KF in the News: Salem Bridge Looking Shaky, and Questions in McMinnville

The dangers of building a bridge on unstable foundations, and concerns about converting high-quality industrial land for a big box development in McMinnville: 1000 Friends has been active in the Willamette Valley lately.

1000 Friends Stands with Salem Residents Against a Massive "3rd Bridge"

A big bridge built on shaky projections for population, traffic flow, and toll revenues. Sound familiar? But we're not talking about the Columbia River Crossing between Portland and Vancouver; this is the so-called "3rd Bridge" across the Willamette in Salem. 1000 Friends joined local residents opposing this proposal at a hearing Monday, urging the City Council to reject the proposal.

Better Land Use Means Better Biking, Walking, Transit: 1000 Friends at the Oregon Active Transportation Summit

1000 Friends is pleased to once again participate in the Oregon Active Transportation Summit (OATS), the state's largest gathering of advocates, researchers, planners, and others with an interest in healthy communities where walking, biking, and transit are safe, reliable options for residents.

Oregon Active Transportation Summit

The 2013 Oregon Active Transportation Summit

Wednesday-Thursday, April 24 and 25
Salem Convention Center
200 Commercial St. SE, Salem
http://​www.oat-summit.com

Event Date: 
Wed, 04/24/2013 (All day) - Thu, 04/25/2013 (All day)

Lane County Trash Fee Could Pay for Costly Goshen Industrial Scheme

Lane County leaders intending to build an industrial campus in the community of Goshen need millions to make up for the lack of infrastructure there. Although they've promised industrial users would pay, a new proposal would put residences and businesses on the hook when they take out the garbage.

Family Farm and Ranch Rally Day, Salem

Family Farm and Ranch Rally Day, Salem

"Wear your boots or wear a suit," says Friends of Family Farmers about its Small Farm rally day at the Oregon Legislature.

Monday, March 18

The day will feature morning workshops, a 12:30 PM rally on the Capitol Steps, opportunities to meet with your legislators, and even a Farmer's Market inside the Capitol!

Event Date: 
Mon, 03/18/2013 (All day)

McCall Society Speaker Series: Author Katherine Cole in Salem

McCall Society Speaker Series: Author Katherine Cole in Salem

Thursday, May 16
Wine Reception 5:30 PM, Presentation 6-7 PM
Pringle Hall Community Center, 606 Church St. SE, Salem

Cost: Free for 1000 Friends members, $15 for others

Event Date: 
Thu, 05/16/2013 - 5:30pm - 7:00pm

House Bills Would Protect Prime Farmland from Destructive Gravel Mining

1000 Friends is supporting two bills to be considered by the House Land Use Committee on Tuesday, February 26. Both bills would limit the impact of gravel and other aggregate mining on Oregon's irreplaceable high-quality farmland.

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