Hood River Valley Residents Committee
Sponsored by Wilson Street Medical Clinic
PO Box 1544
Hood River, OR 97031
“Protecting the Place You Love”
To protect Hood River’s farms, forests, special wild places and the livability of its cities and rural communities.
What we do and why:
Founded in 1977, the Hood River Valley Resident’s Committee is one of Oregon’s oldest land use advocacy groups. From the beginning, we believed that wise land-use planning means taking the long view, that we must plan for the future not just for today’s needs.
Planning is the deliberate process of looking into the future, predicting how many people are expected to live in our community and identifying where they will live, work, and play and how our resource land will be managed. Planning allows us to design the future we want to see. As the Great Recession recedes, development will increase. All of us have an interest in making sure it is the right kind of development in the right places, that we make our urban areas more livable and loveable as we protect farmland, forests and treasured natural places.Dynamic communities like ours are only as strong as the people who care to intentionally plan for future generations. Our work is accomplished
by a dedicated and diverse group of volunteers through advocacy, education, and collaboration. Nobody knows our county better than the people who live here. We hope you will join us in the important work of planning our county’s future.
Oregon Governor Tom McCall, the father of Ore-gon’s land use system, put it this way: “Heroes are not giant statues framed against a red sky, they are people who say, ‘This is my community, and it’s my responsibility to make it better’.”
Here’s to all you heroes of Hood River County. Thanks for making it better.
• Promoting a New Community Park for Future Generations: As our city grows it’s important to preserve open space and parks close to neighbor-hoods that people can safely reach by foot, bike or a short drive. We worked with the community and Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District on a concept plan for a potential new 20-acre park at Fairview/Belmont in the west side of Hood River.• Promoting a New Community Park for Future Generations: As our city grows it’s important to preserve open space and parks close to neighbor-hoods that people can safely reach by foot, bike or a short drive. We worked with the community and Hood River Valley Parks and Recreation District on a concept plan for a potential new 20-acre park at Fairview/Belmont in the west side of Hood River.• Cellular Telecommunications Tower Code: We spearheaded a citizen-driven effort to craft rules for Hood River County governing where cell towers can go and what they can look like.• Mount Hood Land Trade: One of our longest projects has been our effort to save the north side of Mt. Hood from development and instead preserve it for the American public as wilderness.
You can donate by check or online at www.hrvrc.org. Consider naming HRVRC as a beneficiary for your employer matching funds program or donating gifts of stock and other securities.
Become a supporting member
Annual membership is one of the best ways to sustain HRVRC. Members receive semi-annual newsletters, invitations to special events and email updates on important planning issues.
We run on people power. Make a difference in the future of Hood River and volunteer with us. Help organize a walking audit of your neighborhood or an educational forum on the Land-use/Climate Change connection or build trails at Punchbowl Falls or join our semi-annual trash pick-up along Highway 35. Or even join the dedicated people on our Board of Directors. Contact: heather@hrvrc. org or 541-490-5225.