Disparities are common for rural residents in all areas of life, including all things health related from birth to death.
The National Grange recently prepared the Rural Health Report 2020 that gives a thorough review pre-COVID, during COVID and just how hard we could fall after the pandemic is over.
The report highlights systematic issue of rural health disparities, how telehealth remains unreliable for a disconnected rural public and how Granges in rural communities are stepping up.
Hello, my name is Ginger Wireman. I’m on the board of the statewide organization Futurewise. We are the group that brought the Growth Management Act to WA to prevent urban sprawl and protect farms and forests. In the last several years we’ve added affordable housing and transportation to our focus because they are directly related to sprawl, habitat loss, and climate concerns.
Futurewise is 30 years old and we are working to build a board that is both culturally and regionally diverse.
We have no representation from SW Washington. I spoke to the WSU Extension Chair in Clark Co. a while ago and he suggested reaching out to Granges.
I recieve the WSU Magazine and know your Grange Master Mr. Novoselic has done projects related to conservation and wonder if there are others who have a similar conservation bent in your group (recognizing he is probably already very busy)!
If you can think of anyone in your Grange or another in your region, please feel free to share this inquiry.
Thank you so much and stay safe!
Ginger Wireman 509-518-9377
Grays River Grange Cemetery
Family care and maintenance of grave sites is encouraged. This includes removal of real or artificial flowers. Do not use glass vases / ornaments. Items on grave sties may be removed in the course of mowing and maintenance.
Report any suspicious activity.
This non-profit cemetery is a project of Grays River Grange #124. We are a volunteer community group. Help Us Maintain this Beautiful, Serene Space with your financial support.
Checks can be mailed to:
Grays River Grange #124
PO Box 124
Grays River, WA
Email: grange -at- wwest.net
Jon Wrasse made this wonderful sign for Ahlberg Park. This park is owned and managed for public enjoyment by the Grays River Grange. The park is located next to the only covered bridge in Washington State.
Cowlitz Pomona Grangers are meeting May 18 at the Grays River Grange. The potluck is 6:30 and the regular meeting is 7:30.
Due to rainy weather the date for the cemetery cleanup is now Tuesday May 21, at 5:00pm.