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Madison Meadow

Friendly Area Neighborhood residents Lorri Goodman, Craig Haines, Debbie Summers, Noel, Olga Turner, Doug Yook, Susan Jerde, Linda Prier, and Lora Byxbe have become even more friendly since last October, when for-sale signs first appeared on two acres of remnant meadow and orchard south of Madison and 22nd. "It's our only little wild place," says 12-year resident Prier, a transplant from New York. "I love the trees and flowers, the birds that come. It means a lot to children and older people." An initial meeting of neighbors last fall, on two days notice, attracted 35 people. The nine pictured here now serve as the board of directors of Madison Meadow, a new non-profit corporation dedicated to maintaining the land as open space. MM needs to raise $200K by the end of this year to preserve an option to purchase the property. (News flash: an anonymous donor has offered to match all pledges up to a total of $100K!) Madison Meadow is planning a silent auction and musical extravaganza for the evening of Saturday, October 2, at Cozmic Pizza in Eugene. For more information online, go to madisonmeadow.org.


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photograph and story by Paul Neevel

Eugene Weekly / 23 September 2004

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