LCDC Remands McMinnville Urban Growth Boundary Expansion

On February 29, 2012, the Oregon Land Conservation and Development Commission (LCDC) sent an excessive urban growth boundary expansion plan back to the City of McMinnville.

Yamhill County Wine Tour

Yamhill County Wine Tour 

We've chartered a bus and hope to have a great day of conversation, education, and ending with a wine tasting! We'll have the Portland folks meetup in Portland to hop on the bus, then meet folks from around the state in Newberg before we proceed with our tour of the Dundee hills vineyards. 

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/10/2012 - 11:00am - 5:00pm

Newberg Graphic Editorial: Stop Unwarranted Attacks on Land Use Planning

Editorial Board
Newberg Graphic
Sat, 02/18/2012 (All day)

After a heated Newberg City Council meeting earlier this month, in which several members of the City Council expressed extreme anger at land use planning laws and 1000 Friends affiliate Friends of Yamhill County for blocking an illegal urban growth boundary expansion in January, the Newberg Graphic issued a strong rebuke in a February 18 editorial.

Report: Active Transportation Is a Priority for Rural Areas, Too

By Dave Garlock, 1000 Friends Communication Intern

There is a common misconception that only residents of big cities bike and walk, and therefore active transportation investments are not well-suited to rural areas. A new report from the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy tells a different story.  

Yamhill County Wine Tour

Event Date: 
Sat, 03/10/2012 (All day)

Connecting Communities: Investing in Quality Growth

1000 Friends is pleased to co-sponsor this event in Eugene. Christopher Leinberger will be speaking the night before at a McCall Society Speaker Series event hosted by 1000 Friends in Portland. Click here for more information on the Portland event.

Event Date: 
Thu, 02/16/2012 - 7:30am - 10:30am

Tom McCall Legacy Gala

2012 Tom McCall Legacy Gala

Friday, March 23, 6:00pm-8:00pm
The Governor Hotel, 614 Southwest 11th Avenue, Portland

Event Date: 
Fri, 03/23/2012 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Local Food Connection Conference

Local Food Connection

1000 Friends Willamette Valley Advocate Mia Nelson is pleased to be participating as a panelist in this local food conference.

What:  A business-to-business local food conference

When: Monday, February 6th, 2012

Where: Eugene, OR – Lane Community College, Center for Meeting & Learning

Who: Local food producers & buyers from southern Willamette Valley and beyond!

Event Date: 
Mon, 02/06/2012 (All day)

Mia Nelson in News-Register: How Newberg's Planning Decisions Gambled With Its Future

Mia Nelson, 1000 Friends of Oregon's Willamette Valley Advocate, argues in a commentary for the Yamhill Valley News Register that the City of Newberg has delayed its urban growth boundary expansion and needed economic growth through unsound planning choices.

Court Decision Protects Polk County Forestland

Craig Beebe

The Oregon Court of Appeals delivered an important opinion November 9, when it blocked a proposed lot adjustment by Weyerhaeuser Real Estate Development Company in a forested area of Polk County. The proposal would have opened the area, which is productive for commercial forestry, to potential housing development. 1000 Friends stood with Polk County and our local affiliate Friends of Polk County to defend this area from Weyerhaeuser's plan, and celebrate the proposal.

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