GMO Ballot Measure Draws Big Money

MEDFORD, Ore. – One house at a time, nearly 50 volunteers charged through Jackson County neighborhoods Saturday morning trying to spread the word. “We’re looking for assistance on the phone, we’re looking for assistance on the streets, we’re looking for stuff in envelopes, fliers, whatever it is,” said volunteer Mariska Pactwa. The canvassing is part … Continue reading »

Local Farmers to Showcase CSA Programs

EUGENE, Ore. — Ever wonder who grew the corn you eat with your dinner? Tuesday night is your chance to find out and enroll in Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs. It’s the annual That’s My Farmer event held at First United Methodist Church at 13th Avenue and Olive Street in Eugene. The event is a … Continue reading »

Volunteers Clean Up Coastal Beaches

FLORENCE, Ore. — It’s not just those who live on the coast who are taking part in cleaning up local beaches. Some people traveling through Florence Saturday picked up a bag and gloves to clean up trash along the coast. Some volunteers make it a point to clean up the coast. “Well we like to … Continue reading »

Hundreds of Trees Planted Near Beltline

EUGENE, Ore. — Dozens of people came out on Saturday to help beautify an empty stretch of land in west Eugene that hundreds of people drive by every day. About 100 volunteers turned out for the event, coordinated by Friends with Trees. They planted 211 new trees and shrubs on the land, which runs along … Continue reading »

Friends of Trees Seeks Volunteers

EUGENE, Ore. — A group in Eugene will be planting hundreds of trees and anyone’s welcome to join. Friends of Trees is teaming up with ODOT to plant 207 trees and shrubs along a path near the west Eugene wetlands. They say it’s all in an effort to help clean the water that flows into … Continue reading »

Volunteers Prepare for Coastal Cleanup

EUGENE, Ore. — SOLVE’s annual Spring Beach Cleanup is happening Saturday. It draws thousands of people every year, working together to protect the health of our oceans and coastlines. Tons of trash that should be in the dumpster litters our beaches. It not only affects wildlife and the environment, but also the economy. That’s why … Continue reading »

Eugene Community Garden Applications Due

EUGENE, Ore. — Just a few days to go if you want to sign up for a plot in one of Eugene’s community gardens. You have until Monday, March 17 to get your application in for one of the 72 spaces available. As of Thursday, there were 30 people registered. The winners are chosen by … Continue reading »

Recyclemania Civil War

EUGENE, Ore. — There’s another battle going on between the Ducks and Beavers back here at home. The University of Oregon and Oregon State are competing in a national competition called Recyclemania. Both schools have participated for a number of years but made a civil war out of it in 2010. “One thing the school … Continue reading »

Lane County Approves Turtle Flats Sale

EUGENE, Ore. — After years of helping care for the land around Mount Pisgah, the Friends of Buford Park and Mount Pisgah can finally call a piece of it their own. The Lane County Board of Commissioners approved the sale of Turtle Flats to the nonprofit. The 63-acre piece of land sits between the Coast … Continue reading »

Corvallis Sustainability Town Hall Meets

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Roughly 500 people attended the Sustainability Fair and Town Hall Monday night. The Corvallis Sustainability Coalition put on the annual event at the CH2M Hill Alumni Center on OSU’s campus. The group says it is a way for community members to network about eco-friendly lifestyles. Community members had a chance to see … Continue reading »

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