Community and Non-government Resources

      • 1000 Friends of Oregon – Working with Oregonians to enhance our quality of life by building livable urban and rural communities, protecting family farms and forests, and conserving natural areas.
      • Friends of Marion County – Friends of Marion County protect the interests of future generations in working farms and ranches, natural landscapes, livable cities and affordable transportation.
      • KMUZ – Dedicated volunteers recently Salem metropolitan area’s only community radio.
      • LOVESalem blog – This fine blog reminds us, “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.” Governor Tom McCall
      • Marion-Polk Community & Social Services Resource Hotline (“211” phone service) – No one is immune from hard times, dialing “211” brings you a wealth of resources.
      • Marion-Polk Food Share – This site offers immediate help to those of us who are short of food.
      • Oregon Watershed Councils – The Oregon Watershed Enhancement Board (OWEB) maintains the most current contact information for councils statewide, and also offers interactive online tools for visualizing and mapping council boundaries.
      • Oregon Communities for a Voice in Annexations – OCVA offers facts about the impacts of real estate development and shows how taxpayers can bring the right to vote on annexations to their towns.
      • Post-Carbon Oregon – Post-Carbon Oregon is all about making changes in our lives as fossil fuels and money dry up.
      • Progressive Salem – “This is my community, and it’s my responsibility to make it better.” — Governor Tom McCall
      • Pro Publica – Open source journalism. A good place to stop everyday.
      • Salem Area Chamber of Commerce – The Salem Chamber works with regional partners to promote the mid-Willamette Valley as a great place to do business.
      • Salem City Club – Salem City Club was established in 1967 for the purpose of engaging the local community in conversations, topics and issues that inspire all to be better informed members of the community.
      • Salem Harvest – Salem Harvest leads gleaners to fresh fruits and vegetables on on farms and in backyards which would otherwise go to waste.
      • Salem Homeless Webpage – Serving the homeless community in Salem, Oregon (Authored and maintained by Salem homeless).
      • Salem Pollution Scorecard – Anyone wanting to know or share facts about the condition of human habitat in Marion County should start here.
      • SHINE: Salem Heritage Information Network – An excellent reminder and quick tour of Salem’s history, culture and architecture.
      • Sustainable Salem (fka “Friends of Salem Saturday Market”) – Training Urban Farmers and bringing the fresh food they harvest to market.