Neighbors for a Livable West Linn

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We have worked with SOLVE for many years organizing events at the White Oak Savanna. Recently, SOLVE created a video about our work at the Savanna. You can check it out by clicking here. We look forward to continuing our work with SOLVE at the Savanna.

Our 5th Annual Festival at the Farm, held on Saturday, September 12, 2015 was a big success. We were able to raise over $1,000 towards acquiring the last 5.65 acres of the White Oak Savanna.

Big thanks are due to the Fiala Farms family who donated the use of their farm for this event. They also contributed a gift for the raffle and shared the proceeds from their corn maze with us. If you haven't yet visited the farm, located at 21231 SW Johnson Road in West Linn, please do so. They have lots of fresh produce, flowers, pumpkins, the afore-mentioned corn maze (5 acres!), and much more.

We also want to thank the Lion's Club for the delicious BBQ burgers and veggie burgers. Thank you to Jack and John and their wonderful musician friend who entertained the Festival attendees. Their music always wows the folks who come to hear them. We are so appreciative of all of the vendors and Nyeema, the great massage therapist who gave free 15 minute massages to people with aching backs and sore shoulders. A special thank you to all of those vendors who donated something for the raffle this year. A big thank you to Joanne and her daughter, Jennifer, who made corn husk dolls with kids who just loved the experience and then donated all of her donations from their parents to the White Oak Savanna.

Finally, thanks to all who came and enjoyed the day on this 56 acre peaceful farm that has been owned by the Fiala family since 1906.

On June 27, 2015 we held a Thank You BBQ at the White Oak Savanna. This was a celebration for the over 11,000 hours the community has volunteered on restoring the White Oak Savanna. We served ribs, a side salad, a roll, beverage, and dessert. The food was provided by Haggen’s Market and our nonprofit organization, NLWL. Adidas provided coupons good for 50% off at their employee store. Burgerville provided certificates for a free smoothie or shake with a purchase of an equal or greater value. Moonstruck Chocolates provided 30% off coupons. A representative from Senator Merkley’s office was present and there was live music, too. Click here for a flyer with more information. Thanks to one significant individual donation, we were able to raise over $5,000 towards purchase of the last six acres of the White Oak Savanna!

Volunteers hard at work on trail installation

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