Location: St Luke Lutheran Church, across from Gabriel Park: turn west from SW 45th Ave. & California St.
Recycling event for non-curbside items including small appliances and electronics, printer cartridges, light bulbs (no fluorescent tubes), corks and batteries (no plastics).
Please join Friends of Spring Garden Park as they celebrate spring, meet neighbors and raise money for further development of the Natural Play Area at Spring Garden Park, just 5 blocks south of Multnomah Village.
Location: Portland Christian Center, 5700 SW Dosch Road
Accepting wood, yard debris, bulky waste and scrap metal. New Reuse Alliance Oregon partners will be accepting donations: Community Warehouse, Community Cycling Center, Habitat for Humanity ReStore and Hillsdale Community Foundation Book Collection.
Volunteer to help unload vehicles, assist with pick up from seniors and disabled or pick up litter along neighborhood streets - snacks provided to volunteers.
Contact Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. (503) 823-4592
Location: Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy.
Come to a town hall to tell the city how to pay for transportation maintenance and improvements in southwest. Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, City Commissioner Steve Novick and Transportation Director Leah Treat invite you to join them for a discussion of how to fund transportation maintenance, safety and other needs.
Panelists include Portland Mayor Charlie Hales, Commissioner Steve Novick, Metro Councilor Bob Stacey, TriMet General Manager Neal McFarlane, and ODOT Region 1 Manager Jason Tell.
Location: Multnomah Arts Center, 7688 SW Capitol Hwy, Room 29
Help improve the future of your watershed. Please join project staff from the City of Portland's Environmental Services Bureau (BES) to learn about upcoming projects in southwest Portland. Stop by on your way home for refreshments and information.
Environmental Services works regularly with SWNI and the southwest community to develop watershed plans and projects to improve water quality, address public interests, enhance fish and wildlife habitat, improve infrastructure, and restore watershed functions. Learn about project designs, the status of current projects, and community projects. www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/watersheds
All our efforts to advocate for reinstating the SWNI/Watershed Resource Center (WRC) have paid off. Commissioner Fish will be asking Mayor Hales to remove the grant from the FY 2014-15 BES cut packages!!
Thank you to EVERYONE who showed up at the March budget hearing, wrote, spoke or otherwise advocated for reinstating the SWNI/WRC agreement in the BES budget. BES and the Commissioner's office will be reviewing the existing WRC model for supporting federal permit requirements in the upcoming year. SWNI will also take the opportunity to make sure the WRC is an effective means of support for SW residents and neighbors with watershed concerns.
If you are planning to testify at a budget hearing -- or write a budget letter -- on other topics, please thank Commissioner Fish for the decision to go forward with the SWNI/WRC agreement. Join us at the April 9th budget hearing where we will distribute blue signs to interested parties that say, "Thank you for WRC."
Location: Mittleman Jewish Community Center, 6651 SW Capitol Hwy.
The Oregon Department of Transportation is hosting an open house focused on their project to rehabilitate two bridges on SW Barbur Boulevard (Oregon Highway 99W), just south of Capitol Highway.
The Southwest Neighborhoods, Inc. office will be closed on Presidents Day.
Location: Nectar Frozen Yogurt Lounge in Multnomah Village
Friends of Spring Garden Park is a group of funny, smart, interested, outdoorsy, dog-owning, kid-wrangling neighbors who live near Spring Garden Park and are committed to seeing it become the coolest park in town. We're looking for interested neighbors to join our all-volunteer band of do-gooders and are throwing a party to meet you.
Nectar Dough Dollars and bite size desserts provided!
Environmental Services and its partners are working on a project to replace a culvert on Tryon Creek under Boones Ferry Road. The existing culvert blocks all upstream fish passage and is too small to allow adequate flow during wet weather. The project will:
Location: 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Second Floor, Room 2500B
What is RICAP? Regulatory Improvement Code Amendment Packages provide an ongoing and rapid vehicle for technical and minor policy amendments to land use regulations to ensure they are clear and do not hinder desirable development. Requested amendments are identified by staff and community members, then ranked and prioritized with the final work plan approved by the Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC).
Walking around your neighborhood, do you see spaces to plant a tree, street trees in need of maintenance, and neighbors who are concerned about their trees but don't know where to begin? Through the Tree Inventory Project, Urban Forestry is helping Portlanders take action to improve their community's street trees, one neighborhood at a time. More at http://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/53181
Funding for YOUR community project. Including neighborhood improvements, community gardens, youth leadership, and more!
Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) helps Portlanders make improvements in their neighborhoods and communities, while also improving the health of our watersheds. CWSP is a partnership between Environmental Services and Portland State University. CWSP administers two grant programs: Stewardship Grants of up to $10,000 and Native Plant Mini-Grants of up to $500.
Winter is the time to Go Native! January is a great time of year to get native plants in the ground so they can get established before the dry summer season. Join your neighbors and Portland Parks & Recreation to plant natives - and make our natural areas healthier places for people and wildlife. Saturday, Jaunary 25th, 9 am - 12 noon at Marquam Nature Park. For details and to pre-register, please contact PP&R Westside Stewardship Coordinator Mary Verrilli at (503) 823-9423 or firstname.lastname@example.org