Preserve, Reuse, and Pass Forward Oregon's Historic Resources...
Late last week we received the good news that the HPLO was awarded a $6000 grant from the Oregon Cultural Trust to support the preservation of Oregon’s Most Endangered Places! The timing couldn’t be more appropriate, as August marks the kick-off of the HPLO’s strategic efforts to see the ten places on this year’s list move from the “endangered” category to the “saved” category.
So, naturally, you’re probably wondering how you can get involved with all of the excitement. In addition to expanded status updates on each of the Most Endangered Places’ webpages, August brings a host of events for YOU to play a part in saving these very special, very significant places.
August 13, 10AM-Noon. Civic Stadium Clean-up Party. 2077 Willamette Street, Eugene.
August 13, 2-3PM. Dr. Pierce’s Barn Preservation Workshop. 700 East Gibbs Avenue, Cottage Grove.
August 14, 10AM-5PM. Benton County Tour Featuring the Watson-Price Barn. King’s Valley (location given upon RSVP).
August 22, 7-9PM. City Council Hearing to Delay Demolition of Dr. Pierce’s Barn. 400 Main Street, Cottage Grove.
August 24, 6:30-8:30PM. Tillamook Bay Life-Saving Station Preservation Forum. Coast Guard Station Meeting Room, Garibaldi.
Although the Cultural Trust’s support will help propel the advocacy, education, and technical assistance delivered to each of the ten properties, the work is just getting started. To become an advocate for the places that matter to Oregon doesn't require an advanced education or deep pockets. All it takes is a mix of passion, time, and dedication. And with the increasing statewide visibility and support being offered to the Most Endangered Places, the most important ingredient left in seeing these places preserved and protected for the future is, of course, you.