Join the Neighborhood Clean-Up: April 20!

Earth Day is on a Monday this year. SESNA will be celebrating the Saturday before, April 20, with a neighborhood litter pick-up! Join us to have fun, get some fresh air, share #trashtag/#basurachallenge selfies, and meet new friends while helping make our neighborhood a little brighter! We have partnered with the City of Salem to … Continue reading Join the Neighborhood Clean-Up: April 20!

Register for the Community Yard Sale!

SESNA is partnering with Capital Park Wesleyan Church to host a Community Yard Sale on May 18, 2019! All funds raised by SESNA will be dedicated to the Aldrich Park Gazebo Renovation Project. En español abajo. Here are the ways you can participate: Register to Sell!Sell your items at your place!We provide a SESNA Community … Continue reading Register for the Community Yard Sale!

February 26 – New meeting format!

This month, we introduce SESNA's new meeting format! The first meeting of each quarter--January, April, July, and October--will follow the "standard" format: 90 minutes long, with multiple guests and a single group discussion about issues of concern to neighbors. The remaining meetings, starting with February 2019, will be project-focused. We'll start with a 30-minute business … Continue reading February 26 – New meeting format!

SESNA and Plant for the Planet: 2019 Street Tree Planting Party

SESNA's very own Jeff Leach, Kirk Leonard, and Arnaud Verstuyf teamed up with volunteers from the Salem Plant for the Planet Academy to plant cherry and maple street trees on 18th and 21st Streets in Salem, as part of a Martin Luther King, Jr. Day "Day of Service." What's "Plant for the Planet," you ask? … Continue reading SESNA and Plant for the Planet: 2019 Street Tree Planting Party

Magic at the Mill! Volunteer Opportunity

Magic at the Mill is Willamette Heritage Center's largest community event, with live music, vendors, children's activities, craft demonstrations, house and mill tours, living history, Santa, model trains, and thousands of lights all over the grounds. If you haven't been before, it’s a "must see" event! Would you like to go for free? If you … Continue reading Magic at the Mill! Volunteer Opportunity

A Great Geer Line Project Kickoff!

Saturday, November 17 turned out to be a beautiful day, perfect for cleaning up trash and talking about ideas for Phase 1 of the Geer Line area in SESNA. Thanks to everyone who turned out to help or join the discussion! A few pics of the fun: The Geer Line was a railroad spur that … Continue reading A Great Geer Line Project Kickoff!

Annual Gathering/Open House November 10

NOTE: Post-Meeting updates will be posted soon! Greetings, neighbors! This year, SESNA's annual gathering will be held at the Willamette Heritage Center/Mission Mill, in the beautiful Dye House. We've moved it from a weekday evening to a Saturday afternoon to make it more family-friendly and fun. We're still working out the final details, but here's … Continue reading Annual Gathering/Open House November 10

Haunted Halls at Willamette University

This Halloween, Willamette University is hosting a fun event, free for all. Haunted Halls will include trick-or-treating, a carnival, games, and some spooky surprises! Bring the whole family to this all-ages event at the Montag Center, near the corner of State Street and 12th Street. October 31, 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM. For more info, … Continue reading Haunted Halls at Willamette University

SESNA Position on “Our Salem” Stakeholder Advisory Committee

At the September 25, 2018 SESNA Board meeting, SESNA approved a statement of concern and formal recommendation to Mayor and Council regarding the stakeholder advisory committee for the "Our Salem" comprehensive plan update process. The text of the letter is below. A pdf of the document is available for download here. The current stakeholder advisory committee … Continue reading SESNA Position on “Our Salem” Stakeholder Advisory Committee