Sustainable Communities

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 Welcome! Bienvenidos!

Welcome to Sustainable Communities within the Marion County Oregon State University Extension Service. Please take the time to explore the orange menu buttons on the right. There you will find a variety of program goals, partners, work sites and community resources. Enjoy!

Our Mission as Sustainable Communities:

Provide youth in Marion County opportunities to be engaged in their community through leadership development and STEM-based service learning with the intensity and discipline to discover and nurture their passions to pursue post-secondary education or training for a prosperous career  that includes the commitment to live and work in their community.

Youth Enviro Squad (YES)

Grades 6-12 are welcome to join, while 12+ (College Students) are encouraged to be strong role models by taking a mentor role with provided training.  

Youth required enrollment forms

Volunteer required enrollment forms

Up-Coming Events

November 5th  9:00am-3:00pm Santiam Broomfrest at Fishermen's Bend

November 11th  9:00am-3:00pm  Veteran's Day native Plant Harvest

November 19th  9:00am-3:00pm  Salem Youth Environmental Council and YES Native Hedgerow Planting at Youth Farm at Chemeketa

Now through December 29, 2016 Calling for Oregon teams to represent USA at the 31st annual Caretakers of the Environment International Conference June 30-July8, 2017. click here for details

Who to Contact:

Dan Hoynacki –4-H Youth Program Coordinator
Cell: 503-551-3455

Ryan Kinnett- Curriculum Consultant
cell: 503-576-5386

Oregon State University Marion County Extension Office
1320 Capitol Street NE Suite 110
Salem, Or 97301
Hours: M-F, 8-5


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