University of Oregon

Resource Assistance for Rural Environments

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 - 8:00am
Cesar Chavez Day of Service

Friday, April 17, 2015 - 5:00pm
Community Pre-Applications Due

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 5:00pm
Member Applications Due

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RARE AmeriCorps Applications NOW AVAILABLE!

Are you interested in community building, natural resources, food security, natural hazard planning, economic development or land use planning? Does your organization have community building, natural resources, food security, natural hazard planning, economic development or land use planning projects that you do not have resources to complete?  If so, you should consider applying to the Resource Assistance for Rural Environments (RARE) Program. 

City seeks source of beach pollution

City officials are using the help of AmeriCorps volunteer Austin Dunn in their search for the source of the fecal coliform that resulted in warnings to Mill and Harris beachgoers last summer. Dunn has been bushwhacking through underbrush and skirting private property to collect storm water samples throughout the city.

Local teens get CERTified

RARE volunteers are CERTifying local high schoolers.

OUR VIEW: Breathing some life in town

La Grande will never be Las Vegas. And it doesn’t want to be a 24/7 bright lights gambling mecca, with all the fun and corruption that implies. But over the course of the past few years, the small city in Northeast Oregon has become a livelier place to live.  

Sandy downtown readies to spark the season

Everything is nearly set for Sandy Main Street’s Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony — lights are on the tree, arrangements are made and wintry weather has blown in. All that’s left is to wait for Dec. 5 to roll around. At 6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 5, community members are invited to bundle up and bring their families to Sandy’s Centennial Plaza, at the corner of Pioneer Boulevard and Hoffman Avenue to see Sandy’s biggest Christmas tree light up downtown. D.J. Anderson will emcee the event, and Mayor Bill King will lead the countdown to lighting the tree.

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2014-15 RARE AmeriCorps Placements

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