Next Steps


Since acquiring nearly three acres in the Nehalem City urban growth boundary we have embarked on an in-depth cleanup process. Oregon Department of Environmental Quality has agreed to perform environmental assessments and provide a cleanup plan for 2019 at no cost! The site is close to Nehalem Bay and within blocks of downtown Nehalem, the city park, public transportation, the local recreation district, and the public marine docks. Even with the piles of debris on-site, we can see the majestic character including old fir, alder, and oak trees, birds aplenty, and the rapture of nature on the North Oregon Coast.

Meanwhile, Sammy’s Place is working on several strategic priorities, developing an Advisory Team, and creating a funding plan. The Advisory Team will work on Board development and provide the needed community alignment as the project progresses.

2019-2020 Will be all about the cleanup process of the new property and bringing it back to a healthy, natural, and alluring destination. There are many opportunities for support and involvement. Please contact us if one of these areas is of interest to you:

Cleanup and Restoration

Design and Facility



Housing Taskforce




Our Strategic Priorities:

  1. Increase Sammy’s Place’s place in the community as an innovative leader in providing independent co-housing and experiential services and for people with disability.
  2. Increase Board and staff capacity to accomplish Sammy’s Place’s strategic priorities.
  3. Increase annual fundraising and volunteerism
  4. Develop a Plan for the Long-Term Vision