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!
This is a march to Springfield City Hall, and an exercise of the rights to freedom of assembly, speech and expression. We will present farm gifts to the mayor and city council as thanks for listening to citizen demands to immediately and completely abandon any UGB expansion toward Seavey Loop, as follows.
A small honor guard (3-5 people) will leave Seavey Loop around 11:00 am carrying the American flag and the flag of the State of Oregon, and march to Island Park. (2) Everyone else (drummers, parade horses, marchers, bicyclists, “hay ride” and tractors) will gather in and adjacent to Island Park near West A Street. From noon, the march will proceed along A Street for five blocks, turn left onto 5th street, circle city hall three times, stop at the plaza, make a presentation to five empty chairs with names for the absent mayor and city council members, march back to Island Park, and disperse. The “hay ride” is to carry the farm gifts, the elderly and anyone else who is not comfortable actually walking in the march.
Please join us Oct. 22 from noon to 1pm.
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.
The Springfield Native Youth Center drum, Eugene Peace Choir, Raging Grannies and Lane County residents formed a mass choir of 150 singers at Mt. Pisgah Sept. 28 to support a citizen’s campaign against a Springfield urban growth boundary expansion that would place industry on Seavey Loop.
Sing unto Pisgah: Voices Save Seavey Loop took place Sunday September 28 from 3:00 pm near the north parking lot at Mt. Pisgah. The program started with the Springfield Native Youth Center drum singing the AIM (American Indian Movement) Song.
The assembled choir will then performed the Pisgah Antiphony, a morality play with the verses spoken by the poet Walter Simon and the chorus sung by the choir.
Following the Antiphony, the choir sang environmental and spiritual songs led by local musicians Marty Chilla, Rich Glauber, Rob Tobias, Solala Towler, Shanti Shivani, and the Wizard of Maz.
The purpose of the event was 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 campaign 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.