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Protect the Health of our Community
S&H Logging Company is trying to build a 25 acre industrial scale composting and surface mining facility at Wanker’s Corner and plans to process 100,000 cubic yards of stinking health risk directly across the street from schools, and in too close proximity to residences, businesses, and churches.
While common sense tells us this is just not right, there are no local or state laws that would prevent such a disaster from occurring.
Friends of Stafford is an active voice for common sense. FOS is a registered Oregon non-profit organization that has been established by concerned stakeholders of the affected communities: The Stafford Hamlet, the Stafford Elementary PTSA and others.
Our Mision is Simple
from building a facility
that simply does not belong
at this location
Our wonderful schools
and the Stafford community
To Succeed, We Must Be Heard
Friends of Stafford and other concerned citizens have been involved in this fight for nearly two years. Through active participation in the public land use and permitting processes, we have been able to have our concerns heard, but the lack of clear rules preventing such a project have been an obstacle.
The DEQ permitting process is still underway, and we will continue to need active, overwhelming attendance at these meetings.
Efforts are currently underway in the state legislature to pass laws better defining the proper siting of such facilities, with a minimum 1,500 foot buffer from schools. See SB 462 This process is moving along in the right direction, but at certain future junctures, we will want to actively reach out to our elected officials and voice our support for this law.
METRO will also have a review and approval process this summer. Active participation will be needed.
Friends of Stafford has plans for summer rallies to draw attention to this issue, and is engaging in an active media campaign with local news organizations to get the word out about this project and raise enough common sense concerns that this impending disaster gets stopped before it gets started.
You Can Help
Your support is vital to this effort, and there are many ways you can participate such as writing letters to decision makers, attending rallies, donating to FOS and simply sharing your concerns about the impact of this project with your friends and neighbors.