Current News, Meetings, Projects

Thursday, July 12, 4:00 – 7:00 pm / 7th and Main, Cottage Grove

SOUTH VALLEY FARMERS MARKET ~ open every Thursday on 7th Street between Opal Park and the Axe and Fiddle.  Local and organic produce, meats, baked goods, and other items such as locally roasted coffee and hand-crafted goods… SUPPORT LOCAL FARMERS and PRODUCERS!


Thursday, July 12, 6:30 pm / BPS Office, 1450 Birch, Cottage Grove

BPS Meeting. Our guest will be Christy Inskip, Democratic candidate for District 7 of the Oregon House of Representatives.  We'll also be making signs for our Bohemia Mining Days parade and hold our annual meeting election of board and officers.  


Tuesday, July 17, 12:00 – 1:00 pm / Community Meeting Room, El Tapatio Restaurant, 725 E. Gibbs, Cottage Grove

LTD TRANSIT TOMORROW LISTENING SESSION ~ join LTD staff to discuss your ideas and priorities for future transit in Lane County. 




Saturday, July 21, 10:00 am (Parade Prep at 9:00 am!) / 10th Street, Cottage Grove

Join Blackberry Pie Society and friends in our Bohemia Mining Days Parade entry, "The Trail to America".  Please RSVP at the Bookmine or email us at  The Bohemia Mining Days festival runs July 19-21.

Tuesday, July 24, 5:00 – 7:00 pm / Axe and Fiddle, 657 E. Main St, Cottage Grove

Coast Fork SCIENCE PUB ~ TRASH TALK: WASTE MANAGEMENT and RECYCLING with Kelly Bell, Lane County Master Recycler Program Coordinator. Sponsored by Coast Fork Willamette Watershed Council

READY FOR SOME ACTION? The proposed Jordan Cove LNG export terminal/Pacific Pipeline Connector is back… making a second attempt to bring a 229-mile pipeline across Oregonians’ private land to sell fracked gas to Asia from a tsunami hazard zone in Coos Bay. This story contains a foreign corporation, eminent domain, known environmental risks, a tremendous amount of methane, and more... Get INFO and send your COMMENTS to Oregon DEQ and US Army Corp of Engineers HERE.

CERT ~ Community Emergency Response Training ~ to be offered in Cottage Grove this fall.


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A lovely sentiment for those who oppose a fact-free presidency!

Blackberry Pie Society members getting ready for the Bohemia Mining Days Parade in Cottage Grove. We joined with other groups, Sustainable Cottage Grove and Occupy Cottage Grove to represent the growing local efforts in progressive causes. During the parade we blew whistles to publicize our next day's public showing of the Brave New Films movie, "War on Whistleblowers", calling for greater acceptance of the value of an informed citizenry and protection for those doing the difficult task of making information available despite the efforts of powerful institutions to keep secret many facts they should be ashamed of.