Industrial growth puts healthy farm soil, clean water, and clean air at risk. More traffic, more noise, more chemicals, less food. This is not the right place!
More than a hundred farms, providing local food, supporting Lane County food safety, stewarding the land, and supporting the economy.
Every years, more than 500,000 people seek solace from nature in the Mount Pisgah area. Birdwatchers and botanists, hikers and riders, and families on a stroll come to the mountain.
Mount Pisgah's native oak and prairie habitats are among the most endangered in North America, harboring 189 species at risk of extinction, some of which occur nowhere else on Earth.
Seavey Loop is a farming community, minutes from Eugene & Springfield, that serves as the gateway
to 5,000 acres of nature preserve and parkland. Dozens of farms produce organic and conventional vegetables, fruits, eggs, meat, nuts, herbs, flowers, and fish.
The City of Springfield is planning
a 362-acre industrial zone
on Seavey Loop in an urban-growth boundary expansion. This is not compatible with agriculture, with residences, with parks, or safe transport.
This is harmful to species and ecosystems.
This is the worst possible location for industry. Speak Out!
A citizen’s group is asking all local singers and choirs to join a massive chorus at Mt. Pisgah in support of their campaign against a Springfield urban growth boundary expansion that would place an industrial zone on Seavey Loop.
Sing unto Pisgah: Voices Save Seavey Loop will take place Sunday September 28 from 3:00 pm near the north parking lot. The program will begin with a public performance and video recording of the Pisgah Antiphony, with the verses spoken by the poet Walter Simon and the chorus sung by the participants.
The organizers are inviting the public to join the chorus, and are also arranging for members of secular singing groups, school choirs, and choirs at faith communities to take part.
Following the recording, participants will sing spiritual, environmental, and other powerful songs led by several local musicians including Rob Tobais and Solala Towler. More details will be released in late September.
The purpose of the event is to exercise the rights to freedom of speech and assembly, and to gain media attention and public support for the No Industrial Pisgah campaign by Seavey Loop farms, residents and park users.
The group is asking Springfield to immediately and completely abandon any plan for an urban growth boundary expansion which would place an industrial zone on Seavey Loop.
Please send your tax-deductible donations to: "LandWatch Lane County"
with the Memo:
"No Industrial Pisgah".
LandWatch Lane County,
PO Box 5347, Eugene OR 97405.
We are presently seeking $2,500 in donations to cover the costs of campaign activities from now through the end of January 2015 including Sing Unto Pisgah: Voices Save Seavey Loop at Mt. Pisgah north parking lot Sunday Sept. 28, the Seavey Loop Salutes Springfield march to city hall from Island Park Wed. Oct. 22, a digital photo exhibition, a benefit concert, and some paid advertisements. Donations of any amount are most welcome.
Please join us in our efforts to stop any plans for the urban growth boundary expansion on Seavey Loop.
Dear Mayor Lundberg:
Please completely abandon any plan for an urban growth boundary expansion which would place an industrial zone on Seavey Loop. That plan is entirely unrealistic, outrageously expensive, and would severely harm the interests of farmers, residents and park users. It would permanently destroy farm and housing sector jobs, and it threatens the health and livelihood of local residents. Please stop wasting taxpayer dollars and immediately announce that Springfield has withdrawn all investigations of the so-called "College View" industrial area. Please investigate other locations where expansion is welcome, and maintain Springfield's superb reputation.