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Trees Save Billions

At Pringle Creek Community, we think trees and energy efficiency go hand-in-hand. After all, innovative designs are drawing inspiration from nature to make renewable energy systems. We are a part of the Fairview Master Plan, and part of that plan means preserving 80% of the tree cover. How do trees save billions? Trees that are strategically placed lead to energy savings by lowering heating and cooling costs throughout the year as well as decreasing soil erosion. So, when you’re having your walk around the Pringle Creek neighborhood and looking up at the cedar and sequoia trees, think that they’re not only gorgeous, but serve ... Read more

Urban Farming

Once again, Pringle Creek Community has teamed up with the Sustainable Living Center to offer their very popular annual Urban Farmer Class. Learn from Colleen Owen, Pringle Creeks' own Urban Farmer, and other experts on how to properly prune trees, harvest healthful organic produce, and many more gardening tips. Farming doesn't have to be outside the city limits, it can be in your very own backyard or community garden. Pringle Creek even has a few community garden plots available for class members if you don't have a growing space of your own. With spring creeping around the corner, it will be exciting to ... Read more

Peter Courtney Minto Island Bridge

Interconnectivity is a part of what makes Pringle Creek Community thrive. We have open channels to the greater Salem community through walking paths and the flowing creek brimming with wildlife. When walking around downtown, you may see Pringle Creek winding throughout the city. It's a good reminder that we're all connected. Salem is becoming increasingly interconnected with plans for an innovative bridge to be completed in late summer, with it being open to the public by late spring! There are also plans for the Peter Courtney Minto Island Pedestrian and Bicycle Bridge to have soft trails and native vegetation restoration nearby. It will ... Read more

Pringle Creek Critters

Remember, as a child, how you would go out in the yard and see what mischief you could get into? Sometimes you'd lay in the grass with the sunshine warming your face, and then you'd begin to notice a small lady bug making it's trek up a blade of grass. Your eyes would move onto background, and you might spot a slow and determined turtle making it's way across bumpy terrain. Then, you'd hear a rustling in the trees, and look up to see a slightly spastic squirrel jumping from one branch to the next. If you had a ... Read more

Meet Iyad and Carol

Meet Iyad and Carol. Hailing from the Midwest, they were looking to live somewhere with better weather that was closer to the ocean. A place where they could take off to do more outdoor recreational activities, take in a show at the theater, taste some fine wine, and even participate in some environmental stewardship. They were wanting a home that looked out into the trees, like their home in Ohio did, and to live where there is more open space. With over 12 acres of shared green space, there's room to stretch out and take a walk about the ... Read more
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