To protect and defend our community, we support local green community action. Check the links below:
Neighbors Against Apple Valley Airport Expansion (NAAVE)
NAAVE was established in 2005 to protect the Banks, Manning, and Buxton areas from the incursion of new and frequent helicopter traffic coming from the Apple Valley Airstrip when its new owner began very disturbing low, loud, illegal flight training and sightseeing over the local schools, farms and linear trail and park as well as spraying toxic herbicides on Northwest forests.
NAAVE has finally won a 14 year battle to stop the toxic spray poisoning by Applebee Aviation over Northwest forest clear cuts. If you want to read about our struggle, please check the naave.org web site. The property has been sold and we are looking forward to a new neighbor who we hope will be committed to an environmentally healthy use of the property.
BEYOND TOXICS has done great work to bring attention to the toxic spraying of herbicides and bee-killing poison. They work tirelessly at the Oregon state capitol on legislation as well as organizing events all over Oregon.
No on LNG
The NO on LNG groups are very important to our community.
Many miles of planned gas pipelines would cut across many of Oregon's and Washington's most valuable family farms and through critical fish and wildlife habitats. For example, the Jordan Cove project in Coos Bay was denied by FERC several times, but has once again become active. It would destroy the fishing industry of the southern Oregon coast.
There are many who are concerned about the damage the LNG pipelines would cause to our communities. For more information, check:
Wild Salmon Center
No LNG Pipeline
Washington County Citizen Action Network
A coalition of organizations
There are many different groups involved in the formation of this coalition in Washington County, Oregon.
The group's goals are:
•empower residents in the political process,
•foster sustainable, health enhancing communities,
•improve environmental stewardship,
•achieve social and economic justice
•ensure open and responsive government.
Political Green Action