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.

Building a Bridge on Bad Data? 1000 Friends Urges Reconsideration of Salem River Crossing

In Salem, leaders are soon to make a choice about whether to build the Salem River Crossing across the Willamette River, a massive project that could cost more than $800 million. Supporters say the bridge is needed to handle projected traffic and population growth in Polk and Marion counties. But new data show that these assumptions may be incorrect.

Tom McCall Legacy Gala

40fwd: The 2013 Tom McCall Legacy Gala & Fundraiser

Friday evening, March 1, 2013, 6:00-8:30 PM
The Benson Hotel, 309 SW Broadway, Portland

In this 40th anniversary year of Oregon's pioneering land use program, it's time to come together to celebrate all that land use planning has done for our state. 

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/01/2013 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm
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