The Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association First Annual Neighborhood Trash Pickup and Picnic Saturday was a huge success. Attendees made quite a haul with over 15 bags of trash. More than 30 neighbors participated in the event and neighboring association residents asked if they could sign up with the SCNA for next years event! Many passerby's stopped to thank volunteers for picking up the litter alongside the roadways surrounding Blakely Park. The only incident we had was the ice table collapsed due to the weight! We moved all the drinks to the ice chests and repurposed the table for desserts and side dishes.
Thank you City of Bend, Deschutes Brewery, Atlas Cider, Safeway, Cascade Ice, Deer Can't Stand (plant stand) and private donor Lee Loomis, and all the volunteers (including board members) who made this possible!
Bend, OR— September 10, 2017 — Funded by the City of Bend and sponsored by the Deschutes Brewery, Atlas Cider, Safeway, and Cascade Ice to name a few, the newly revived Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association (SCNA) is holding its third General Membership Meeting / First Annual Picnic and Neighborhood Trash Pickup Saturday, September 16, at Blakely Park (1155 Brookswood Ave.). The set up for the event starts at 10 am. We are always looking for volunteers! The SCNA is a forum for fostering an ongoing sense of civic responsibility.
We are lucky to live in Bend surrounded by stark beauty everywhere you turn—it’s a tragedy to see so much litter piling up along the sides our roads. Neighborhood trash pickups are an ideal program for neighborhood associations.
This is a big event for the SCNA! Neighborhood associations are not for profit organizations. We operate on a lean budget: $1,804 annually after insurance, which is why we are looking for additional sponsors to partner with the SCNA for this fast-approaching event.
It's not too late! There are a number of ways you can sponsor this event:
If you live (own or rent), or work in the Southern Crossing Neighborhood, you're invited! Bring your family, portable chairs, and if time permits, a side dish. Be prepared to have fun...
We look forward to seeing you Saturday!
Background of SCNA and Neighborhood Associations
According to the City of Bend’s web site: Neighborhood Associations maintain and improve the quality of life in the city, increase citizen participation in local decision making and form an effective partnership between the city and neighborhood residents. Read more here…
The mission of the SCNA is to provide a forum and to encourage a collaborative process where all those living in the geographic boundaries can discuss and act upon core issues, which impact the livability of the neighborhood. The SCNA is located on both sides of the Deschutes River in the general vicinity of the Old Mill District. Its boundaries are the Parkway and Colorado Avenue, east to west, and between Arizona and Powers, north to south. A more detailed map can be found on the association website at www.southerncrossingna.org/. Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association has 882.9 acres (91.4 vacant), 1,745 tax lots (1,101 developed), and 452 active business licenses. “Many neighborhoods have associations designed to make their neighborhoods a better place to live,” said Jim Schell, The Bulletin’s guest columnist, Thursday. Read more here…
The SCNA is one of 13 neighborhood associations (see map) that were originally formed in 2003. The Southern Crossing faces several livability issues including rapid development, safety, transportation, and infrastructure. We would also like to build general membership and are working to get more businesses and HOAs to participate. It’s important to have broad participation in order to have fair and equitable representation.
The neighborhood association largest goal is to see the construction of an accessibility pedestrian/bikeway bridge built over Highway 97 at Reed Lane to provide safe passage over the highway. The work to rebuild the neighborhood association and address important issues is never ending... To learn more about the SCNA, click here...
The SCNA board meets the third Thursdays of each month at 6 pm at 61478 Duncan Lane. All are welcome. To learn more about Bend's Neighborhood Associations Forum, click here...
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Welcome to the Southern Crossing Neighborhood Association
We are a volunteer group of members, interested in our local neighborhood and the City of Bend. We welcome your participation.