Maybe it's our millions of acres of just-harvested fields and vineyards. Maybe it's the way we Oregonians would rather feel the rain on our faces than carry an umbrella. Maybe it's the golden boughs of Oregon's acorn-laden native oaks. Maybe it's all the flannel and beards.
From the corn mazes of Sauvie Island to the orchards of Hood River's Fruit Loop to the start of ski season across the Cascades, October might just the be most Oregon-y month of the year. Where else can you take the whole family to watch costumed adventurers paddle across a lake using actual giant pumpkins as boats?
Here at 1000 Friends, October means working to protect all these beautiful parts of Oregon.
We are actively monitoring land use cases in seven different counties, with several more waiting in the wings. We are putting together the program for our Affiliates and Allies Conference. We are preparing for election day in the Metro area by supporting Measure 26-203, a.k.a. Nature for All. We're graduating a new class of our Land Use Leadership Initiative. We're working with communities in towns and cities across Oregon on their transportation and housing needs. We're sharing Oregon's trailblazing land use policy by speaking at housing conferences from California to Wisconsin. And so much more.
None of this would be possible without your support. Thank you!
Affiliates & Allies Conference
We're bringing together land use advocates, including members of our 11 statewide affiliate organizations, for a (free!) day of land use planning, training, and skill sharing. Join us on November 9th in Corvallis.
Voter pamphlets are already arriving in mailboxes, and ballots will be here soon. If you live in Multnomah, Washington, or Clackamas County, you can help protect local parks and natural areas by voting in November.
The 2019 McCall Gala has come and gone (see photos), but we're not done with the parties. Save the date for this year's Holiday Happy Hour on Wednesday, December 11th. Free to attend, but RSVP required.
Our 2019 Gerhardt Intern Amber Shackleford has just joined the Planning Division of the City of Troutdale's Community Development Department. Advance your career by interning or volunteering with 1000 Friends.