Tree Pruning Demonstration and Mulching Work Party

When: Saturday, October 27th, 10:00am to 1:00pm
Where: East Maynard Park. 
Directions: Follow East Maynard (off of River Road) to West Bank Park. There will be a small gravel area for parking at the end of East Maynard. Bike transportation is encouraged if possible. 
Jen Hornaday and the City of Eugene Parks will be hosting a work party at East Maynard Park on Saturday, October 27th from 10:00am to 1:00pm. 
Two certified arborists from City of Eugene Parks and Rec will be doing tree pruning demonstrations to pass on valuable skills to volunteers. In addition, we will be mulching trees in East Maynard Park. 
-Snacks and light refreshments will be provided. 
-Tools and gloves will be provided
-Please bring any cardboard or newspapers that you might have. 
This will be a fun and educational event, but most importantly, these types of efforts are what allows us to keep West Bank Park pesticide and herbicide free. 
For those of you receiving this email that have volunteer lists of your own please pass on this information. For those of you that might just know of someone who might be interested in this event please feel free to forward this e-mail. 
Thank you all for your support and willingness to put in the work to keep west bank park chemical free!
-Cameron Ewing

RR Rec Center Hosts Propagation Fair And Teach-In

Neighborhood Planning Teach-In Coordinates With the Propagation Fair

The Teach-In that will describe many aspects of the River Road Santa Clara Neighborhood Planning Process [NPP].  The Planning Process, a partnership with the city of Eugene, is a unique and unprecedented opportunity for neighborhood residents to help influence how River Road and Santa Clara evolve into the future.
Issues and topics will include land use, economic development, open space, transportation, resilience, public participation and much more.  
Many of us would like to see a more green and sustainable River Road.  Important to know, city planning goals found in Envision Eugene, include many references to walkable neighborhoods, encouraging alternatives to automobiles, local economic development, restoration of natural habitat, addressing climate change and much more. The eventual “refinement plan” that will guide how the neighborhoods evolve can encourage and provide incentives for green and resilient outcomes. 
The Teach-In will touch on several important topics such as home produced food, energy and water along with “missing middle” housing. The Teach-In will feature eco-friendly storm water management, mindful economic development, preparedness and how people in RR and SC can help make the Neighborhood Planning Process a success.
There will also be posters [some free for the taking] and graphics about all these topics with people on hand to help explain their meaning. The Teach-In is an important educational event that can empower participants to know more how to help make their lives at home, neighborhood and community more green and resilient.
River Road is privileged to have a Propagation Fair and Seed Swap right here at our very own Rec Center on Lake Drive. The Rec Center helps bring about yet another important public event!
The Prop Fair and Seed Swap will be Saturday, April 7 from 1 to 4 PM, Its free.  There will be hundreds of varieties of fruit tree scions [first year shoots], from pear, apple, peach trees. Other trees, too like figs, apricots and more.  Root stock costs $2.  You choose your scion, all nicely labeled, and experts will graft your scion onto the root stock of your choice – dwarf, semi dwarf, full size.  Take them home, plant, harvest, produce more food where you live!
There will also be all kinds of veggie and herb seeds to browse and take home.  Bring seeds you have to swap, but make sure they are accurately labeled. There will also be potted culinary and medicinal plants for sale, both annuals and perrenials. 
The Fair is fun, social and a volunteer effort. 
Contact Kevin to find out about volunteering.

March 12 RRCO General Meeting Agenda

RRCO General Meeting
Monday March 12 at 7 pm

1055 River Road

March Agenda
Land Use 101: Confused about how land use works in Eugene and don’t know where to start?  

At our March 12th General Meeting City Planning Staff will present a Land Use 101 program.  They will explain the basic philosophy of why we regulate land use and the unique framework of how land use policies and development code are determined in Oregon.  They will also describe how applications for development are evaluated for compliance with those policies and code.  There also will be time for Q&A from those who attend. This hour of information will provide a great basis for participating in the Land Use portion of our Neighborhood Plan.
It’s time to renew the River Road Exec. Board
There are four positions (of nine) open for election to two year terms at our March General Meeting.  Board members meet monthly to make decisions and taking action on behalf of the general membership including setting general meeting agendas, determining the work plan for the neighborhood, coordinating with elected officials and public employees as well as and communicating with neighbors.  The board meets monthly on the 2nd Monday of the month to discuss these efforts.
Expectations of board members beyond attending General and Board meetings include helping coordinate the work of the Neighborhood including serving on committees.  The Neighborhood has benefited from board members who have facilitated a new information kiosk in the West Bank Park, worked with County and City officials to mitigate parking issues around ECCO apartments, got the speed limit reduced on River Road to name just a few. Currently we need social media and outreach, and a treasurer.
Anyone over the age of 18 who resides, owns property or works in the River Road area is eligible to run. Please consider throwing your hat into the ring and help us improve the Neighborhood even more. For more information contact Jon Belcher at 541-343-6695 or
Nominations will be taken at the meeting and any neighbor who has attended a RRCO meeting in the past year is eligible to vote in the March 12 election.

New Bike Path Kiosk!

Our bike path kiosk is up!  Located at the end of E. Hillcrest Drive, where it becomes the bike path. This kiosk will include a bike map, community notice board, and a River Road history display. There will also be an trashcan and interesting bike parking. 

What would you like to see displayed?Click hereto submit your ideas.

Cameron Ewing, Heidi Schroeder and David Watts celebrate a good days work.


Concrete Kiosk Slab Pour at West Bank Park December 1 & 2, 2017

West Bank Park Enhancement.

Kiosk Slab Pour,

When: Friday, December 1st and Saturday December 2nd. We will start at 9:00am both days and work until we can safely clean up. 

Where: You can meet us at the end of E. Hillcrest Drive, where it becomes the bike path. We will have a covering to get out of the rain and will be providing coffee and snacks. 

Please be prepared for raining weather. Rain jackets and boots are recommended. 

After this weekend, we will be one step closer to having a community oriented information kiosk in west bank park.

Friday: We will be doing some minor dirt work with a small excavator, setting up slab forms, tying rebar, and setting the kiosk post anchors.

SaturdayWe will be pouring and finishing the slab.

The Neighborhood Enhancement Team thanks you for your support of this Neighborhood Matching Grants event.  Every volunteer hour is matched by the City as a cash grant of $23.14 an hour. It is your willingness to help that is making these events possible. Thank You!

If you have any questions, please e-mail Cameron Ewing at