Community Services Consortium

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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Lake Cheadle, a Lasting Legacy for the Community

Getting kids outdoors and involved in creating an exciting and safe place of exploration was a major goal of the Lake Cheadle Youth Legacy Grant proposal submitted by the City of Lebanon. The Lake Cheadle project was awarded in the fall of 2008 and one of just 5 Youth Legacy Grants awarded in Oregon to celebrate Oregon’s 150th birthday.

Community youths are clearly promenate stakeholders in the ongoing lake projects. CSC youths have been involved in the Cheadle Lake Project since the call for help was first given in 2008. Jennifer Costelow, Santiam Wilderness Academy crew leader and Katie Stubblefield, YouthBuild AmeriCorps crew leader took their crews of youth to join other community youth and volunteers in creating public access and parking to the lake, clearing invasive blackberries, building gravel and water trails, building boat and fishing docks, and evaluating fish and wildlife habitats.

Barbara Roberts, former Oregon governor joined several Lebanon city administrators July 8th in a ceremony to unveil a polished granite monument in the shape of Oregon honoring the volunteers and partners who worked on making the Lake Cheadle a reality in just 10 months. Community Services Consortium is prominently carved in the list of partners honored.

“Thanks to all the kids who were part of this project and will be part of it in the future , your community is going to use it for generations," said Roberts. “It will still be here long after Oregon’s next big birthday.”

Lebanon’s Youth Legacy Project includes a grant award of $37,175 for a total project cost of $94,905. The project includes in-kind match valued at $57,730.

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