Last August the Portland City Council held a hearing to discuss options for compliance with a federal rule requiring water treatment for Cryptosporidium. City Council voted unanimously to direct the Portland Water Bureau to begin planning for a water filtration facility. The filtration team wants to hear from customers, including you. Everyone’s input is wanted!
This sounds fun: go lights out for Earth Hour on March 24!
March 24 at 8:30 p.m. is Earth Hour, a global effort to raise awareness about climate change action by the simple act of turning out our lights and making some noise! https://www.earthhour.org/
We thought some neighbors who live along alleyways or want to host block parties might be interested in this presentation.
Interested in how to turn your local unimproved street into a community space? Want to host a neighborhood event or block party? Or even discover ways to transf...orm that unused alley into a unique place that encourages community interaction?
Join SE Uplift's Land Use and Transportation Committee (LUTC) meeting this Monday March 19th at 7pm where Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBTO) staff with share information about the Portland in the Streets program which empowers community members to turn underutilized spaces into places neighbors can enjoy. See our full LUTC agenda, and join when you can.
Arbor Lodge and Kenton community members: Do you have experience with or an interest in fundraising? Are you a skilled grant writer?
>> Help your neighborhood become more resilient! <<
Your Neighborhood Emergency Team (NET) needs your help. We're working hard to get our neighborhood ready for the Cascadia Subduction Zone earthquake, which could happen at any time. We're training, doing community outreach, setting up radio communication plans, and creating disaster supply kits... for the neighborhood. But we're an all-volunteer group with no income, and currently no one on our team is doing fundraising.
Are you our next fundraising champion? You don't need to be a trained NET in order to help. We just need someone to help us get the word out about what we're doing and ask for help on our behalf.
Here are a few ways in which people can contribute:
Fred Meyer Community Rewards: Link your Fred Meyer Rewards card to our team. We'll receive a small donation from Fred Meyer every time you shop there. https://portlandprepares.org/about/fred-meyer-rewards
Cash or In-Kind Donations: Direct people to our Donation Form. We can accept cash donations or in-kind donations of good or services, and we've included an Equipment Needs list, which provides examples of items that we need. https://portlandprepares.org/about/donation-form
Donations of Space: As we add to our emergency supplies, we will need more space in which to store them. We're looking for secure space that we'll be able to access in the event of a disaster. Ideally this space would be near our team's staging areas at Arbor Lodge Park and Kenton Park.
Spread the Word! If you can't help, maybe someone you know can. Please forward this message to friends, family, and neighbors.
For more info about the Arbor Lodge / Kenton NET, visit: https://portlandprepares.org/net-t…/north/arbor-lodge-kenton
Love Your Park !
What? work party at Arbor Lodge Park to maintain pesticide free status
When? Saturday, March 10th, 9am to noon...
Where? Arbor Lodge Park - meet at the baseball diamond next to Dekum - closest to Greeley
We will pull weeds, spread bark mulch, flame weed (we'll train you if you are 18 and wear closed toed shoes), and basically clean up at the Park. Snacks and water, clean gloves and tools provided.
Smiles and thank you too.
Hope to see your there!
Thank you to the Arbor Lodge Tree Team for coming out in support of our fruit tree giveaway. Stop by the park, say hello and make a donation to your neighborhood association. We funded that convenient honey bucket next to the playground.
Hi! I am a student at Portland State University. I am conducting a study examining the role of art in gentrification and urban renovation of Portland neighborho...ods.
I would greatly appreciate if you took the time to complete my survey on the subject.
I will post my findings once the study is complete. Your contribution is greatly appreciated!
Arbor Lodge Social Hour/Happy Hour
What: Social time in our neighborhood
Where: Blackbird Pizza - 6214 N. Interstate Ave
When: Friday, March 2nd, 5:30 pm
Join us at this family friendly pizza spot on Interstate to meet a neighbor, share time with an old friend, hear what's up in our neighborhood. Hope to see you there.
February 27 is World Spay Day and the Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) offering FREE spay/neuter services for feral and stray cats and specials for pet cats in honor of this important day.
Call 503-797-2606 or visit feralcats.com to schedule your appointment today. Individuals feeding feral or stray cats qualify for these free services, regardless of income or where they live. Pet cat specials are available for people on public assistance or are low-income living in Multnomah, Washington, Clark or Clackamas County.
Winter is back! County warming shelters need support and donations. If you know of a North Portland location that accepting and distributing clothes and gear, please let us know.
The Right Gear to Donate:
● Thick socks
● Waterproof/resistant gloves or mittens (preferably dark colors/black)...
● Waterproof/resistant winter coats (men’s and women’s sizes)
● Sleeping bags and warm blankets
● Waterproof/resistant hats (preferably dark colors/black)
● Knit hats (preferably dark colors/black)
● Tarps (preferably brown, dark colors)
● Hand warmers
● Rain ponchos
Where to donate:
1435 NE 81st Avenue, Suite 100
Portland, OR, 97213
JOIN's Winter Gear Amazon Wishlist
665 NW Hoyt Street
Portland, OR 97209
FREE READING FAIR AND A FAMILY STEM DAY at UP
Each child will receive one free book upon attendance as well as a day full of discovery in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.
This free event will encourage students from pre-kindergarten to middle school to explore the world around them through reading and STEM. There will be fun crafts, experiments, and books! We hope you can attend this exciting event on February 25 from 11 AM - 3 PM at the Chiles Center!