Upcoming Events

Sunday, September 28, 2014 - 6:00pm
Coast Fork F.O.O.D.

Monday, September 29, 2014 - 9:00am
RARE Fall Training

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 - 9:00am
AmeriCorps Kickoff


A City Within a Park

Attention is once again focused on the proposed Necanicum Estuary Natural History Park, and Mill Ponds Park will be the first site included in the project.   The Estuary Technical Committee, created last spring, held an open house at the Mill Ponds Park recently to ask people how they would want to see a natural history park develop there. “We want to make sure people understand the legacy this site has,” Justin Cutler, a member of the committee, told the approximately 20 people who attended the open house.

RARE AmeriCorps Turns Twenty!

The Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) Program was founded in 1994 as a way to bring service-learning to Oregon and to offer the skills, experience, and idealism of University of Oregon students to many of Oregon’s depressed rural communities.

Signing Marks New Stage for Community Forest

Representatives of a wide range of local, state and federal government agencies, private organizations and local businesses and residents gathered at the Jim Riggs Community Center Monday, March 10, to send the South Santiam Community Forest project forward to its next chapter. They signed a declaration of cooperation on the project, which essentially states the goals of the project and the role each intends to play in achieving those goals.

Gathering puts focus on revitalization in Milton-Freewater

Experts from across the country will converge in Milton-Freewater next week to help focus local revitalization efforts. The Milton-Freewater Downtown Alliance said Tuesday it is working with Oregon Main Street coordinator Sheri Stuart to bring a Resource Team to the community next Tuesday through Thursday. The group has been selected specifically for Milton-Freewater’s needs, said Alina Launchbaugh, the alliance’s program director.

South Santiam Community Forest Corridor members formalize land deal

Speaking in Chinuk wawa, the native language of the Grand Ronde tribe, Michael Karnosh said Monday afternoon that “his heart was very happy to be standing here today.”


2013-2014 Placements: Year 20

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