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DeSantis Landscaping is out in front of sustainable landscaping. That's why we chose them to work with Pringle Creek Community. This article, Be patient with landscaping, from the Lake Oswego Review, describes some of their values and practices--and has some good quotes from Dean DeSantis, seen at right.Although based in Salem, DeSantis Landscapes has many clients in the Lake Oswego-West Linn area, and he has found that sustainability has made a huge difference since the company began using such practices three years ago. Benefits include:Providing a safe, healthy environment for people and pets by using organic fertilizers and pesticides.Eliminating ... Read more

Envision Oregon town hall meeting in Salem

Here is a chance to be heard: Envision Oregon is a series of town hall meetings. The purpose is to stimulate public comment about how Oregonians should plan for the next 30 years. Pringle Creek Community is a local partner. The Salem event is June 7, to be held at Mission Mill Museum.The Salem meeting will be "welcomed" by Rep. Vicki Berger; the hosts are Jefferson Smith of The Bus Project and Bob Stacey of 1000 Friends of Oregon. The topics for this meeting are:Family farms and forestsFairness in land use Read more

Dr. Michael Mann at Loucks on Thursday

This is the final Friends of Straub Environmental Learning Center lecture of the 2006-07 season. It is Global Climate Change: Past and Present by Dr. Michael Mann. The lecture is Thursday, May 31, 7 p.m., at Loucks Auditorium, Salem Public Library.Dr. Michael Mann is a member of the faculty in the Departments of Meteorology and Geosciences and the Earth and Environmental Systems Institute at Penn State. He was a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Third Scientific Assessment Report. Dr. Mann's many awards include selection as one of Scientific American's 50 leading visionaries in science ... Read more

What we did on Earth Day

The Earth Day party at Pringle Creek last Sunday was just about ideal. It was educational and thought-provoking, but best of all, it was just a really, really good time.There were very intelligent students and teachers sharing their research on creek restoration and water quality in their local watersheds through the Adopt-a-Stream Youth Environmental Summit--their work is a beacon of light in our city. Younger kids made newspaper pots, seed balls, and other art projects. Elementary school students with string instruments performed live with their music teacher, Diane, who also played a few songs with Blue Lightening, a Portland ... Read more

For your information

Just passing the word from Marion County Public Works * Environmental Services:Saturday, April 21, 2007 from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.They will accept PVC/vinyl plastics at the Salem-Keizer Recycling and Transfer Station, the North Marion Recycling and Transfer Station, and at the Brown's Island Demolition Landfill for free disposal. Earth Day-related and intended to raise awareness about the potential dangers of and alternatives to PVC/vinyl plastics.April 21st from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Roth’s on Shaff Road, StaytonApril 28th from 9:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m., Silverton Fire Station, 819 Rail Way NEThey will collect household hazardous waste, free to residents of Marion and ... Read more
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