Other Community Projects
The IVCDO oversees a host of other community projects and participates with other organizations in programs aimed to meet the needs of local residents. Some of these projects and programs include:
Fire fuels reduction program: Upon the request of landowners, assesses a property’s need to reduce trees and shrubs that could threaten a home from wildfire. The program also receives grants and helps pay for brush removal projects.
Farmer Markets: In conjunction with the Business Entrepreneurial Center, has received funding and helped organize farmer markets in Selma and Cave Junction. This project has organized advertising as well as an on-line access for customers to reach local farmers to place orders directly.
Coast to Crest Trail: IVCDO volunteers are working with state and federal agencies to build a hiking/horseback trail running from the Pacific Ocean on the west to the Pacific Crest Trail on the east.
Friends of the Forks State Park: Works with volunteers who help maintain and add improvements to Illinois Valley Forks State Park, the only state park in Josephine County. The IVCDO also is helping to organize an annual river celebration at the park
Fiscal management: Works with organizations such as the Valley Quilters and the local Ford Family Foundation Leadership Class to serve as the non-profit sponsor the group’s fundraising efforts.
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Illinois Valley Community Development Organization / 201 Caves Highway, Cave Junction, Oregon / 541-592-4440 / fax 541-592-4075