A GREATER APPLEGATE
Formerly known as GACDC
The mission of A Greater Applegate is to sustain and enhance the community, environmental and economic vitality of the Applegate Valley.
In addition to operating the park, the GACDC serves the Applegate community (everywhere within the Applegate watershed) in other ways.
CLICK HERE to see some of our past projects.
Our current project involves replacement of the outdated restroom building in the Cantrall-Buckley Park Day Use Area and updating the adjacent playground. Future facilities will be accessible to those with disabilities.
For more information, see our Current Projects.
Letter to the Community
We want to let you know that Jackson County Parks has offered to resume its rightful role as manager of Cantrall Buckley Park, an offer that has been accepted by A Greater Applegate Board of Directors and Park Committee. County Parks is now self-sufficient and doing a great job throughout the county. Since the park is struggling on a shoestring budget, we think this is a good move for both the park and the community.
The county has pledged to continue to support community projects in the park. Your volunteer Park Committee is alive and well and will remain active through A Greater Applegate. The county assures us that they will keep the park staffed and open all year long.
More information will be available in the next issue of Applegater. If you have any concerns or questions, feel free to come to a public meeting of the Park Committee at the Ruch Fire Station Community Center @ 6pm on Wed, Dec 13th to discuss this and future park projects. You also may leave comments in the Contact section of A Greater Applegate website at www.gacdc.org
-Tom Carstens, Applegate, Chairman Cantrall Buckley Park Committee
Here’s a way to support your park and have a chance at winning two airline tickets to fly anywhere in the States, or two nights at the MGM Grand Signature Hotel in Las Vegas. Look no further than Craig and Amber’s Ruch Market where raffle tickets will be on sale beginning in September, with the drawing to be held on November 19 at the Applegate Wine Trail Uncorked event. The raffle tickets are $10 each with discounts for multiples. The airline tickets for the first place winner are good from Dec. 2017 until Nov. 2018, with some restrictions. The Las Vegas stay is for the second place winner.
Drawing to be held at Red Lily at 3 pm on Sunday, November 19 during the Uncorked event.
A collaboration between A Greater Applegate and the Applegater Newsmagazine, the Ford foundation’s RDI process, and the Community Website Project has given birth to a new, interactive community website for everyone in the Applegate Valley to use: events calendar; directory of local businesses, non-profits, religious, and other groups and organizations; local news; community projects; and links to other locally pertinent websites and social media connections.
It is still in it’s infancy, but look for it soon at ApplegateConnect.org and see the next issue of the Applegater for updates.