In past years, SESNA often teamed up on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day with community organizations to plant street trees in the neighborhood. This year, we have no trees to plant! (Look here to learn how to get free street trees.)For 2020's Day of Service, we are partnering with neighbors and students from Corban University … Continue reading January 20 Neighborhood Litter Pick-Up
January Meetings! Tuesday, January 21 - Northeast Neighbors (NEN) will have one of their biweekly neighborhood meetings. Eunice Kim from the City of Salem will speak to them about the Multifamily Housing Design Standards. Meeting is open to the public. More information on that meeting is here.Monday, January 27 - City Council public hearing on … Continue reading January meetings!
At SESNA's October Open House and Annual Meeting, we asked you to vote on a few things. Here are results! What project should we pursue for a Salem Parks Improvement Fund grant? Options included: Message boards/kiosks in parksUpgraded trash collection, like solar-powered compactors in parksImproved landscaping at Mill Race ParkAdditional lighting at Lee ParkOther/your ideas … Continue reading Annual Open House Voting Results: What You Want (and how you can help get it)
It's getting cold out there! ARCHES Project and Capital Park Wesleyan Church, 410 19th Street SE, are partnering this year to bring a warming center to SESNA, and you can help! There are two types of volunteers: Hosts (church sponsored) and ARCHES volunteers. They have different duties and work different shifts. A Host Volunteer training … Continue reading Warming Center trainings
Are you ready for this year's Party in the Park? (Flyer is here.) It's 1-4 pm on Sunday, June 23 at Aldrich Park, behind Bush Elementary (Bellevue and 15th). Featured guests include ENLACE Cross-Cultural Development Project, who will share Latinx music and dances, and Caesar, the No-Drama Llama! SESNA will buy a Kid's Cone from … Continue reading Party in the Park – June 23, 2019
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
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!
SESNA is pleased with the first steps the Salem City Council took in approving parts of the State Street Corridor Plan. The Council approved the "Hybrid" road section, which institutes a road diet for the stretch of State Street between 12th and 17th Streets. Council also approved the MU-1 and MU-2 zones, with some modifications. … Continue reading SESNA Followup on State Street Corridor
On July 16, 2018, the Salem City Council will hold a public hearing on the State Street Corridor Plan. The hearing begins at 6 pm, and will be held in the Council Chambers at City Hall. They will hear from all of us about our vision for the future of State Street between 12th and … Continue reading State Street Corridor Plan Hearing