Current Projects and News


                                The "Usual Suspects"

First Saturday Litter Patrol


The "Garden Variety Suspects"

First Saturday Landscape Clean-up 


Saturday, October 1,2022


Meet outside Basics Market.


 Masks optional. 



Your own tools please (depending on how you'd like to help) w/gloves, buckets/bags,

pick-sticks/litter grabbers, brooms.


Garden Variety Suspects Bring:

gloves, buckets and clippers. Yard debris bags supplied 



Usually about 1 hr. With enough people it can make a big difference

                Humans of all ages and cleaning abilities welcome!


           Write with questions.

Going Solar

Thanks to all who attended and helped out with presenting the Hillsdale Community Foundation's Solar Fair on May 15,2022. 


There were 10 exhibitors to show and explain how to tap into solar power at your own home or business to lessen greenhouse gas emissions. And, our local schools and the UO School of Architecture showed up with cool interactive displays


This event was presented by the Hillsdale Community Foundation as part of its mission to strengthen and support the greater Hillsdale community by initiating and nurturing educational, informative, aesthetic, environmental and artistic programs and projects for the purpose of community building.

Exhibitors Included:

Oregon Shines
Oregon Clean Power Co-op

Solar Oregon

Sunbridge Solar
Ion Solar
Imagine Energy
Robert Gray Middle School Environmental Engineering Class
Ida B Wells Astronomy Club
UO School of Architecture and Environment
Solar for All

In addition to the Solar Fair, we recently hosted a free webinar with Oregon Clean Power Co-op (OCPC) on the possibility of a solar co-op installation in Hillsdale. If you missed it, you can check out the PowerPoint presentation here:   If you'd like to listen to a recording of the webinar, click here:


A co-op offers opportunities to both buy solar power from and invest in a solar installation serving the local community. OCPC develops projects by working with owners of sizable roofs (such as churches, schools, and large stores). If a project will supply more power than the roof’s owner needs, households and businesses can subscribe for the excess. Since the co-op may have to borrow to build the project, people can lend money (a minimum investment is $1000), and get paid back with interest over five to a dozen years. 


Hillsdale Hunt 2021

Part Photo Scavenger Hunt, Part Trivia Challenge....All Fun & Games 


Hillsdale News


Founded by Rick Seifert in 2007, the Hillsdale News covered hyper-local news and larger issues affecting our community for eight years. Now the News is back to continue the work of informing and connecting Hillsdale residents and neighbors. Thank you to Valeurie Friedman for reviving this important source of news of our community. Valeurie will be keeping a list of local businesses that are open at some capacity during the COVID closures. Read The Hillsdale News and subscribe here: