WELCOME TO SUNNY VALLEY!
Completed June 13, 2017!  After 6 long months of preparation and restoration, the signs are reinstalled and once again welcome home residents and greet tourists and visitors!







PROTECTING THE GRAVE CREEK COVERED BRIDGE

The beautiful and unique bridge that greets visitors and residents was being jeopardized by vandals, illegal camping, and drug traffic.  Residents and tourists no longer felt safe while visiting the area.  A group of volunteers went to work painting over the taggings, cutting brush and weeds and hauling off yards of garbage.  Thank you to our sponsors, Josephine County Public Works,

Rogue Roasters Coffee, Fred Meyer, Rodda Paint, Oregon Cargo Containers, Inc., SOS Sanitation,

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Friends of Country Living

GRAVE CREEK COVERED BRIDGE TURNS 100 YEARS OLD IN 2020

IN 2020 THE BELOVED BRIDGE WILL COMMEMORATE 100 YEARS OF SERVICE TO THE PEOPLE AND VISITORS OF JOSEPHINE COUNTY.  FRIENDS OF COUNTY LIVING WOULD LIKE TO HELP COMMEMORATE THIS CENTURY OF SERVICE BY GIVING THE BRIDGE A SPECIAL "GIFT".  FCL WILL WORK TOGETHER WITH OREGON HERITAGE, JOSEPHINE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, AND PUBLIC WORKS TO CELEBRATE THIS EVENT.  IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SERVING ON THIS COMMITTEE, PLEASE CONTACT US SOON!


PROTECTING AND IMPROVING THE GRAVE CREEK WATERSHED

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.  ITS WATERS SUPPORT DWINDLING POPULATIONS OF COHO SALMON AND SUMMER STEELHEAD AS WELL AS  AGRICULTURAL IRRIGATION AND RECREATION FOR THE LOCAL COMMUNITIES AND TOURISTS.   THE CREEK AND ITS TRIBUTARIES ARE IN NEED OF PROTECTION FROM FURTHER ALLOCATIONS AND PRESERVATION THROUGH RESTORATION.  FRIENDS OF COUNTRY LIVING WILL BE ACTIVELY CAMPAIGNING TO SUPPORT THIS PROTECTION AND RESTORATION BY PARTNERING WITH OTHER GROUPS INCLUDING WATERWATCH OF OREGON, ROGUE RIVERKEEPERS, ROGUE ADVOCATES, MIDDLE ROGUE STEELHEADERS, AND A GROWING LIST OF ALLIES.

DONATE TODAY TO:

SOS! "Save Our Stream"