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 →
Tim Black from Saint Vincent de Paul will share plans for winter emergency shelter strategies.
Looking ahead, this year’s series will continue in October with an introduction to the Leviticus Project’s model of creating ADUs as affordable housing and current efforts to coordinate service provider outreach for the unhoused.
In November, Bob Cerince, Lane County Homeless & Supportive Housing Supervisor, will share progress on the TAC report recommendations for ending homelessness.
SCCO Monthly Meeting Thursday, September 5 7PM 3280 River Road (Messiah Lutheran Church)
Topics: — An update on the LTD transit station construction — The Carbon Free Challenge Project
River Road – Santa Clara Neighborhood Plan Now is the time to dial in and share your thoughts with the Community Advisory Committee. Over 200 People have already taken the survey. You can take it here. https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/riverroadsantaclara
EmX Where might it make sense to invest in additional EmX lines?
A joint public hearing on Monday, October 21, from 7:30 to 9:30, will be your primary opportunity to tell the Eugene City Council and Lane Transit District Board of Directors which investments in better transportation you support.
This past month we had a very successful work party at the Santa Clara Community Garden (SCCG), preparing the composting area for coming work shops and adding to the compost lasagna bed. The crew, mostly from Huerto de la Familia, emptied the garden veggie material bins and added coffee grounds to the lasagna. The garden shed ramp was also improved to make it safer.
The lasagna bed from last year produced a number of squash, tomatoes, and potatoes that are now being distributed through the food pantry at St. Matthews Church. Two very large pumpkins will be prizes in anticipation of Halloween, and pies.
The dates for the last three compost workshops at SCCG in 2019 are: October 19 (OSU Compost Demonstration), November 16 (Cover Crops), December 14 (Pruning).
All workshops begin at 10 am and last one to two hours. Call Peter (541-321-0798) for more information.
As a follow up to the resilience festival last weekend at the River Road Park District there are weekend site visits to interesting projects regarding resilience and sustainability.
Mark your calendars for a series of presentations and site tours. The site tours are planned every Saturday in September in a different neighborhood in Eugene to see what green and resilient homes, lifestyles and economy can look like – grass to garden, edible landscaping, solar design, natural building, reclaim car space, micro eco villages, rain water catchment, block planning, cooperative living and much more.
As development moves forward on our Downtown Riverfront, there are three new
streets that need names and community members are invited to submit their ideas. One
street is a main route for vehicles and two are side streets connecting people to the
Riverfront Park. Ideas will be accepted through September 13 on the City’s new
engagement website, Engage Eugene.
Redevelopment of the Downtown Riverfront has
been part of the community’s vision for decades
and this is another opportunity to
ensure our new neighborhood reflects Eugene
and its community members as the vision starts
To be considered, street names will need to
follow practical guidelines and meet themed
categories that will make them relevant to
Eugene and the new Downtown Riverfront
neighborhood. Suggestions should fall into one
of three categories:
Community/Culture – From Kalapuyans to Bill Bowerman, choose a person, place, or thing that embodies Eugene.
Ecology/River – From our rivers to surrounding mountains and the valley we live in, ideas representing the ecology of Eugene are as abundant as our native plants.
Industry/Energy – There are major industries that are important to Eugene’s history and the energy of steam and water have played an important role at the riverfront site. While timber has historically been a large driver of our economy, agriculture and education have also played major roles, and the technology community is steadily growing.