February meeting

Our monthly neighborhood meeting. We’ll hear from Salem PD and code compliance officers; the City on revenue raising; and Salem Parks Foundation about available grants for our neighborhood parks! Ward 2 City Councilor Tom Andersen will address your questions about Council goings-on, including efforts to site a homeless shelter. We will also discuss and start … Continue reading February meeting

January 20 Neighborhood Litter Pick-Up

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

Annual Open House Voting Results: What You Want (and how you can help get it)

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)

Party in the Park – June 23, 2019

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

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

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!