Joseph Branch Rail-With-Trail Feasibility Study Kick-Off Meeting

Joseph Branch Rail-With-Trail Feasibility Study Kick-Off Meeting The Wallowa Union Railroad Authority will hold a public meeting in Elgin, Oregon on July 9, 2014, beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Elgin Depot. The purpose of the meeting is to consider the trail feasibility study scope of work that will be presented by Oregon Parks and Recreation Department and Eastern Oregon University. The public is encouraged to attend this important meeting...

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Comment Against Coal: Deadline November 18th!

Oppose the Millennium Coal Terminal!  The November 18th deadline is your last chance to shape the process which will decide whether 48 million tons of coal will make its way thru eastern Oregon to be burned in China. This will decide the scope of the decision making process; if they really consider the impacts of what will happen, how can they actually go forward with this? The largest coal export terminal proposed in the Northwest is now up...

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Comment Against Coal

Act Now! Coal Comments Due August 12th It’s quick and easy to take action. Just push send on a letter from our action page or better yet take a few minutes to edit and add your own voice! Personal unique letters are also encouraged. Oregon is considering giving permits to an Australian coal company to ship massive amounts of U.S. coal overseas, through the ports on the Oregon coast. The coal would travel over 1,000 miles from Montana and...

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A “New-Fashioned Barn Raising” for Eagle Creek Orchard

Hello, I am Diane, an ORA member in La Grande and worker bee on the Eastern Oregon Food & Farm Guide Project. Over my last few months working on the guide, I have met many of the incredible farmers and ranchers who put local food on our table, including Rob & Linda Cordtz, of Eagle Creek Orchard in Richland, OR. Rob & Linda lost most of their crop (and income potential) due to weather this year, and I am writing to urge you to join me in a "new-fashioned barn raising" effort for Eagle Creek Orchard. Please take action right now and contribute to Eagle Creek Orchard's frost protection fundraiser. Read on to support this local, organic, family orchard!

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Successful Small Farm Workshop & More to Come!

April 17th and 18th ORA, OSU Extension and OSU Small Farms hosted two workshops entitled "Exploring the Small Farm Business Dream" in La Grande and Ontario. About 32 landowners, curent and aspiring producers attended the workshop presented by Garry Stevenson of OSU Small Farms in Corvallis. More workshops to come! Read on.

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Join the Community Gardens in La Grande or Ontario!

Calling all Gardeners! Help us spread the word (if not the manure/or compost). Springtime across our region is prompting the re-opening of Community Gradens in several counties, and there are garden plots available for you, your friends, neighbors, local food pantries, 4-H clubs or Master Gardeners. There are also "open garden" times scheduled all season at the garden in Ontario. Read on!

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