You’re Invited!

Over the last year, the council has engaged with Resilient Headwaters, a community-led coalition creating an intentional, strategic pathway to manage the increase in popularity of outdoor recreation, and leverage it to bolster the Santiam Canyon community’s future. Join us to talk about the Resilient Headwaters vision, what our goals are, share your ideas, and learn what’s next.

In September of 2020 several large fires ravaged multiple Oregon communities in the Santiam Canyon, burning almost 1 million acres and 2,600 homes and businesses.  Even prior to these fires, the Santiam Canyon communities were already seeking to diversify their economies in the outdoor recreation sector. While restoring basic utilities and rebuilding homes is the top priority, we believe there is boundless untapped potential to develop active recreation in wild places, and in turn, uplift these communities and improve quality of life for canyon residents. This effort includes recreation in the Middle Santiam, which is part of the council’s service area, and could serve as a model for building strength and resilience in the South Santiam basin.

Resilient Headwaters – Info & Listening Session #1
Thursday, January 5th, 4:30-6pm
Stewarts Hall, 114 SW Broadway St, Mill City, OR 97360

Resilient Headwaters – Info & Listening Session #2
Wednesday, January 25th, 4:00-6pm
Venti’s Cafe + Beer Vault, 325 Court St NE, Salem, OR 97301

Resilient Headwaters – Vision Deck: Resilient Headwaters Vision Deck.pdf

Resilient Headwaters – At a Glance: Resilient Headwaters Vision – 1pg.jpg

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I hope you can join us!

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