The 20-year old struggle to purchase the Amazon Headwaters Keystone is almost over. Within the month, the City of Eugene and the non-profit Be Noble foundation will purchase the relatively unspoiled and undeveloped forest land, wetland and riparian areas threatened by development. We stopped the imminent clear cutting of the forest for roads and houses and the subsequent erosion which would have followed. We protected the ecological corridor between the Amazon greenway and the headwaters of Amazon Creek, the water quality of the Amazon Creek, and the habitat for plants and animals. Now we need your help to fulfill our financial obligations relating to the acquisition.
A balance of $36,589.33 remains in legal debts incurred during our fight to protect this key environmental resource. It is a daunting amount for an all volunteer neighborhood association to raise but we believe we can do it with your help. Many have already worked to make this vision come true during the last two decades; writing letters, attending and testifying at public hearings, volunteering on the SEN board, going door-to-door, passing out flyers, gathering signatures and signing petitions, sharing information online, and attending meetings. This has been a community effort which nobody could do alone.
If 365 supporters donate $100 each, our debt would be paid and we could go back to the business of working together to maintain and improve the quality of life in our neighborhood. Please help us by contributing what you can at be-noble.org or in person at The Amazon Creek Headwaters Acquisition Celebration sponsored by Southeast Neighbors and Be Noble.
When: Saturday, January 31, 2015 from 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Where: Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St. Eugene, OR
What: Music by The Posse, Hors d’oeuvres, Drinks, and Good Company
Please spread the word widely. Your presence at the celebration will be welcomed with or without a donation. For more information, please contact Deborah Noble at 541-344-9933.
Thank you for your support,