• Your Oregon Stories for November 2019 •

What a beautiful autumn, Friend.

It's not even Thanksgiving, and already, this sunnier-than-usual November has given us so many reasons to be grateful.

The Nature for All bond renewal passed by overwhelming majority in the Metro area. Our Deputy Director Mary Kyle McCurdy was appointed to the LCDC Rules Advisory Committee for the implementation of HB 2001 and 2003. Dozens of our partners from around the state gathered at our Affiliates and Allies Conference in Corvallis. This week, our Farmer Advisory Committee held one of its two annual meetings in Salem, and our FAC members partnered with us to host farm tours for legislators and legislative staff.

Also this month, the Governor's Council on Wildfire Response published its report and recommendations. As a council member and chair of its Land Use Sub-Committee, I'm now working on next steps with various other members and committees of the State Legislature. What an honor to know that Oregon, and Oregonians, will be safer and healthier thanks to this work.

Most of all, I'm thankful to be here in Oregon, where we're lucky to have a statewide land use planning system to guide us each and every day, and supporters like you to inspire us along the way. Thank you!

For Oregon,

Executive Director

Legislators and staff tour Vanasche Farm

Legislative Farm Tours & FAC

Making sure that Oregon's farmers have a voice in Salem means getting legislators and their staff out to farms once in a while, too. That's why we work with our Farmer Advisory Committee (FAC) members to lead farm tours like this one.

Nicole Johnson speaks in Seattle

Sharing Oregon's Successes

Fresh off the Nature for All victory and wrapping up our latest Land Use Leadership Initiative, our Community Engagement Manager Nicole Johnson traveled to Seattle last week to speak at the Equitable Development Summit.

Climate-friendly communities don't magically appear

Climate-Friendly Communities

1000 Friends has long partnered with Oregon Environmental Council, especially when it comes to sustainable communities and transportation solutions. Our Deputy Directory Mary Kyle McCurdy's new blog post explains more.

Raise a glass at our Holiday Happy Hour

Cheers to Land Use Planning

Our Holiday Happy Hour is our biggest free event of the year, and it's filling up fast. RSVP today to join us on December 11th. We'll have light bites from Elephants Deli and wine from our friends at Carabella Vineyard.


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