In 2017, Mitch and Mia bought their first house, on Trade Street in SESNA's Capital Park district. Mill Race Park soon became a favorite stop on the daily dog walk. The park was in a state of neglect – so they decided to turn it back into the family-friendly place it is today. SESNA's Arnaud … Continue reading How neighbors cleaned up Mill Race Park
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!
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!
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!
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
This month, SESNA returns to Capital Park Wesleyan Church for our regular monthly meeting. We'll hear from Public Works about sidewalk repair, Lois Stark about the upcoming Library Bond Election, settle on an official neighborhood position on the City's proposed State Street projects, and more! Also, join us in finalizing plans for October's big annual … Continue reading September Meeting!
Part 3! Are you ready for a wildfire, flood, or Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake? In the event of a major quake, most or all bridges will fail; power and water will be out of service for weeks or months; grocery stores will be empty; and there will be no cell service. We can expect to … Continue reading Part Three of Emergency Preparedness Workshops