2022 LITTLE FREE LIBRARY

The nearest library for some of the residents here is over 10 miles away.  That just won't do!  A board member added this idea to our agenda.  It was unanimously approved!   A partnership with the Little Free Library and community volunteers made the dream a reality!

2019 PRIDE OF PLACE

Through a funding partnership with Josephine County, USA Flags were installed on the Grave Creek Covered Bridge, making their debut on Veterans Day.

2021 NEW COMMUNITY CENTER FOR SUNNY VALLEY
After a 3 -year roller-coaster effort to secure a building for a much-needed community center in Sunny Valley, the solution came in an unexpected way.  On December 2, 2020, River Valley Church of Grants Pass purchased the historic Radio Park building and purposed to partner with Friends of Country Living to use it for both a community center and church.

2019 BECOMING A FIREWISE COMMUNITY


2020 HIGH-SPEED INTERNET

A pandemic created a situation

for rural communities that moved this project to the top of the list.  Advocating for the unserved and underserved residences in Sunny Valley, Friends of Country Living worked with Josephine County personnel and CenturyLink to bring this critical service to more residences.

Friends of Country Living began the process of becoming a certified Firewise Community.  Not an easy task for a community that is very spread out!  Inspections are proceeding and we hope to complete the process in 2022.

Funded by a pass-thru grant from The Ford Family Foundation to the Four Way Community Foundation. 

A thirty-five percent return and a tremendous applaud from the community encourages Friends of Country Living to maintain a connection with the community they serve. 

Friends of Country Living does not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.          

2020 A BRIGHT NEW CENTURY 1920 ~ 2020
The anniversary of the Grave Creek Covered Bridge was commemorated with the installation of ambient lighting for safety and beauty.  Special thanks to the community, Four Way Community Foundation, Josephine County, and Friends of Country Living for this gift. 

2021 HAVE A SEAT NEIGHBOR

PROTECTING AND IMPROVING THE GRAVE CREEK WATERSHED

FCL projects

2017 ADVOCATING FOR RURAL LIVABILITY
Whether it be supporting legislation, working with public agencies and law enforcement, or putting boots-to-ground picking up litter,  eradicating graffiti, or hosting community-building events, our goal is the same; improving, protecting, and preserving the livability of Sunny Valley, Oregon.

2022 COMMUNITY SURVEY!

Recognizing the seating at the new community center, Friends of Country Living began a fundraising campaign to purchase tables, chairs, and storage racks.

2016 WELCOME TO SUNNY VALLEY

FCL's First improvement Project in 2016 was the restoration of the Sunny Valley Welcome Welcome signs at the entrance and exit of Interstate 5 refurbished by Sunny Valley volunteers.

The Four-Way Community Foundation awarded a generous grant to finish off the campaign.   

Grave Creek is a class 1 stream that runs through the heart of Sunny Valley and reaches its end at the confluence with the Rogue River.


Friends of Country Living is actively campaigning to support this protection with other groups including WaterWatch of Oregon, Rogue River Keepers, Rogue Advocates, Middle Rogue Steelheaders, and a growing list of allies.