Our summer interns are gone, the kids and grandkids are back in the classroom, the rain is falling, and the first leaves have started to turn. Even more importantly, Oregon's farmers are busy harvesting the bounty of our beautiful land—bushel upon bushel of apples, grapes, pears, corn, and hazelnuts, to name but 5 of Oregon's top 20 agricultural commodities. The role of Oregon's statewide land use planning program in protecting our state's fertile soils? Now there's something they ought to teach in the schools!
Meanwhile at 1000 Friends, we've been putting the finishing touches on this year's McCall Gala, laying the groundwork for the 2019 legislative session in Salem, preparing for implementation of HB 2001, and so much more. Read on to see what's new.
But first, an update: Last month, we shared the news of our recent victory in Douglas County. This month, Shelley Wetherell, president of our affiliate group Friends of Douglas County, penned an excellent opinion piece about that decision, one that I encourage you to read. Hector Macpherson, author of SB 100 itself, would almost certainly agree.
Oregon Road Trip
Jasmine Zimmer-Stucky, our Working Lands Engagement Coordinator, spent much of the summer on the road, meeting with our members and affiliates throughout Oregon. Are there pictures? You bet!
It happened again—we grew! Please welcome our newest team member, Brett Morgan. As 1000 Friends' Metro Regional Advocacy Manager, Brett is working to create the most livable, lovable Portland possible.
This fall, Metro-area voters have the opportunity to continue protecting the region's rivers, wetlands, forests, and open spaces by renewing the Nature for All bond. Learn more and see who else says...