On the behalf of the Santa Clara Community Organization, I would like to welcome you to our community, situated on the banks of the beautiful Willamette River.  Here you will find the charm of meandering creeks, heritage trees, small organic farms, a wide variety of bird life, Continue reading

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Does your Thundercan stay out for more than 24 hours?

Hello thunder. Glad to hear you.

Live in the city limits? Behold the sound of a Thundercan. We hear it roll through our neighborhoods each week when our neighbors walk their empty garbage and recycling bins in from the street.

Did you know garbage and recycling bins can remain on the curb for no more than 24 hours? It is a City Rule, but it is also who we are. We are residents of Eugene who contribute to more livable, less cluttered streets, and enjoy making a little thunder along the way.

Please visit the city of Eugene’s Thundercan page and click on the link to hear a 10 second audio clip of a Thundercan.

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Free Composting Workshops at Santa Clara Community Garden

News Release
October 6, 2019
Contact: Peter Thurston, 541-321-0798

Subject: Santa Clara Community Garden (SCCG) composting workshop schedule

On October 19, Saturday, 10 AM, OSU Compost Specialists will demonstrate composting techniques, including hot compost and cold composting. Additionally, two upcoming compost workshops in November and December will focus on the subjects below.

SCCG is located behind St. Matthews Church at 4110 River Road, about 1-1/2 mile north of Beltline. These composting workshops are free and do not require preregistration. All sessions run for an hour or two.

Other Free 2019 Compost Workshops at SCCG

November 16, Saturday, 10 AM – SCCG compost and cover crops for the coming season

December 14, Saturday, 10 AM – Pruning demonstration and discussion of composting

All workshops will include discussion of various composting methods, including: hot compost, cold compost, lasagna, cover crops, and soil building with worms.


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Thursday, Oct 3 SCCO meeting – LTD update and your chance for input

The correct date for the SCCO monthly meeting is Thursday, Oct 3.

Monthly Santa Clara Community Organization Meeting
Thursday, October 3
7 PM
3280 River Road (Messiah Lutheran Church)

Our SCCO meeting is a great last opportunity to get informed about the various LTD/City options being presented for funding.  That decision will be made after the October 21st public hearing this month. 

LTD is going to choose a corridor for funding from a list of options for all corridors that range from no improvements, to enhanced service, to full EmX buildout.  Attend our meeting and get informed so that you can give substantive feedback about the choice to be made. This is a great chance to ask questions, generate ideas, and form opinions about their preferences.

Click on the graphic below to go to the Moving Ahead website to learn more about the options. You will find more information about the October 21st meeting and on option to submit online comments.

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Monthly SCCO meeting this Thursday, Oct 3 – LTD Headliner

Monthly Santa Clara Community Organization Meeting
Thursday, October 3
7 PM
3280 River Road (Messiah Lutheran Church)

The main topic will be the Moving Ahead project – a joint project between the City of Eugene and Lane Transit District. This is perfect timing to learn more about the project so you can give input at the October 21 public hearing or by providing input online.

Four of the five Moving Ahead ‘packages’ include an EmX option for River Road. Please attend the meeting to see what EmX might look like on River Road and how far north EmX might extend.

Click on the chart to go to the Moving Ahead page with this chart to learn more. If you want to make comments but can’t attend the Moving Ahead public hearing on Oct 21, you can use the link on the Moving Ahead web page (the online comment link is near the bottom of the page).

Other upcoming events:

Awbrey Park Garden (Work) Party
Saturday, October 5th from 9 am until noon.

Join the Friends of Awbrey Park as they start their 12th year of park renovation and maintenance. If you are interested in starting a volunteer group for a park near you, please attend and the Friends of Awbrey Park will show you how to set up a volunteer group with the city. The city provides tools, gloves and free snacks. Corner of Spring Creek and River Road.

Affordable Housing in Neighborhoods
Thursday Oct 10
Social and registration 5 to 5:30
Meeting 5:30 – 7:30

The Eugene Neighbors, Inc invite you to it’s annual meeting at Abby’s Legandary Pizza at 1970 River Road.

Main Topic – Affordable Housing in Neighborhoods – Making It Happen

Pizza will be provided at the Eugene Neighbors, Inc meeting.
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Santa Clara Grange Blood Drive this Saturday the 5th.

The Santa Clara Grange is holding a blood drive this Saturday from 9am until 3pm. The Santa Clara Grange is located at 295 Azalea Street. (Turn east at the AM/PM station and go about four blocks and you will find the Grange.

The Santa Clara Grange location is an ideal location to give blood for those who live in Santa Clara. The Santa Clara Grange holds Blood Drives every two months.

The non-profit that runs the Blood Drive would like to see more people give blood at this location so they can continue to hold the drive every two months. Please take the time this Saturday, October 5th, to visit the Santa Clara Grange and donate.

Note that our community has two Granges. Make sure you are going to the Grange on Azalea and not on Irvington.

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