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Environmental Stewardship Committee – March 2023 Report


The Environmental Stewardship Committee (ESC) meets on the third Tuesday of each month at 10am Hideaway Bakery. The meeting was held on March 21st and 6 people were in attendance, including a visitor from the FAN sustainability team.

We discussed:

  • The results from the neighborhood Gas Powered Leaf Blowers (GPLB) survey
  • The survey yielded a total of fifty-six respondents and further comments regarding GPLBs. The updated survey results were shared with QuietClean Eugene. The survey is now closed.
  • Based on survey responses, ESC committed to create simple, factual educational/informational materials that include current ordinances for Board review and approval to distribute to SEN residents.


  • Plastics Reduction, locally and state-wide
  • Current progress on state legislation on plastics reduction was briefly discussed


Amazon Creek tree planting project

The second Amazon Creek tree planting occurred on Saturday, March 11th. The remaining 58 bareroot trees were planted along the creek on the west side between Fox Hollow Road and Snell Street.  Approximately 18 neighbors, including a team from The Obsidians, participated. The project is officially done and the City’s Parks & Open Space teams will water and care for the plants going forward.

Garbage Collection options

ESC has reached out to Apex and Sanipac to find out what services they offer and how they differ, in an effort to consider single-hauler options in Eugene (similar to what Portland has in place).

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