Everyone is welcome at our monthly meetings the second Tuesday of every month, except August. Join us!
Nine pullers turned out for the annual Arnold Creek garlic mustard pull. The conditions were perfect. The GM came up very easily. A good time was had by all! We pulled on private property on 16th and Arnold where the GM grows right down to the creek. It was in much better shape than previous years. We also pulled 16th Drive and Arnold adjacent to that property. Then we turned our attention to the North side of Arnold and we got down from 16th as far as 11th.
So many thanks to our heroic pullers this year - Sharon Keast (Dickinson Lane), Hans Steuch (Arnold Woods), Dianne Ensign (Lancaster), Sandy Davis (Lancaster in Marshall Park), Julie Rall (The Court), Ellen Emmerson (Arnold), Liz and Richard Marantz (25th) and James Bryan (from parts unknown). James, who does a lot of volunteer work removing invasives, came to help us with some very steep terrain. Also, many thanks to Carl Axelson (34th) and Eric Sorenson (Coronado). Carl is pulling 35th and Palatine and Eric is working on Boones Ferry Rd. This is the first time we have tackled Boones Ferry. So we are making great progress this year. Thanks everybody!
Join Marshall Park neighbors on April 26th for their first ever garlic mustard pull on SW 18th. It is a pretty short stretch but it is quite dangerous because of the lack of shoulders and the traffic coming in fast from Taylors Ferry. We will work in groups of two, and one person will just stand there and watch for traffic and move the cones while the other one pulls. Contact Liz, firstname.lastname@example.org
The March SW News has a pullout section (pages 7-10) with copious information on Garlic Mustard-why it is a problem and how to deal with it.
Neighborhood wide awareness is the key to controlling this plant without resorting to herbicide spraying. Arnold Creek has blazed the trail for volunteer involvement and shown the skeptics that manual control of Garlic Mustard does work. Let’s keep it up!
The SWNI Transportation Committee requested each neighborhood select 3 projects from the SW Corridor Plan Project List in an effort to rank them for support. None of the projects are in Arnold Creek. The ACNA Active Transportation Committee recommended we select only one project from the list, #6026 - Pomona St. improvements, and also advocate for improvements to the "L" connecting Jackson Middle School to Stephenson Elementary School and continuing to Boones Ferry Road. Members at the March meeting passed a motion supporting these recommendations to the SWNI Transportation Committee.
Arnold Creek is fortunate to have an active Neighborhood Emergency Team and you are invited to join. Portland Bureau of Emergency Management plans to offer Basic NET training three more times in 2014, with a goal to graduate a total of 400 NETs in 2014.
Find out more at http://swni.org/ArnoldCreekNET
Through early 2015, TriMet is asking for feedback and ideas for improving bus service, bus stops and street crossings in Southwest Portland. As part of their Southwest Service Enhancement Plan, TriMet is holding a series of community conversations and conducting surveys to gather feedback from riders, community groups, businesses and other stakeholders.
Read more: http://future.trimet.org/southwest/
Get updates here: http://swni.org/arnold_creek/intersection