Holly Pruett's and Janelle St. Pierre's article recognizing the conservation history of the Bridlemile Creek Stewards. On March 3, we have another work party in Albert Kelly Park, carrying the tradition forward to a new generation!
Check out what’s happening at BDS
There is a lot going on in the neighborhood. Join us on Wednesday night at 7pm for a combined board and general meeting where we will learn more about watershed issues in Bridlemile.
Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) awarded a grant to improve a heavily used trail linking Julia Ct to Shattuck. PBOT is also seeing comments on walking and biking projects in SW Portland. Finally you can join a meeting on open spaces around Bridlemile Elementary on February 20th or participate in a work party to improve natural areas in Albert Kelly Park on March 3rd.
Many thanks to PBOT for funding the Bridlemile Walkway as part of this program. This project will improve the trail linking Julia Ct. with Shattuck Rd. This path is routinely muddy and challenging to traverse during the rainy months and especially difficult for elderly and disabled residents. We look forward to seeing the improvements over the coming year and are hoping to have your help making this a reality.
News Release: We're thrilled to announce $100,000 in community projects to fund safety, placemaking, innovation and equity in Portland
“As these projects clear...ly show, our communities are overflowing with creative ideas about how to improve their neighborhoods. We are very excited to be partnering on these projects, and we are already learning so much from the thoughtful and innovative ideas that Portlanders brought forward,” said Transportation Director Leah Treat. “I am gratified that we are able to help these communities realize their visions for safer and more attractive streets.”
Sixty-three applications were submitted by Portland community and neighborhood groups requesting a total of $736,954. A total of $100,000 was available and eleven projects were selected. Follow the link to learn more about the winning projects.
SW News February Issue is out. https://indd.adobe.com/…/a051313d-271b-4ac9-8e40-988ac08a16… For home delivery, subscribe at http://swni.org/subscribe
If you want better walking and biking options in Bridlemile now is a good time to let PBOT and the SWIM stakeholder committee know what's important to you.
Join us on Wednesday, January 10th at 7pm in the Bridlemile Elementary School Staff Room for an open forum and to get updates on what is happening in and around the neighborhood. http://conta.cc/2FaRk3L
A great article by Corey Buchanan in the Southwest Connection about our Albert Kelly Park Planting event on November 18. Thanks to all who came, and especially to our veteran Bridlemile Creek Stewards!
Stop Demolishing Portland petition requests City Council to put the Residential Infill Project on the ballot
If you haven’t heard about “RIP”
Residential Infill Project now is the time to learn more!!
Thank you to the dozens of people who showed up yesterday to plant shrubs, bushes, and other small plants in Albert Kelly Park where Restoration Creek was daylighted. Take a look at some pictures from the event using this link: https://photos.app.goo.gl/VtHYhWW2YzDxSMH63
Please join PP&R, the Bridlemile Neighborhood Association, SW Neighborhoods Inc. and Environmental Services for a community planting day on Saturday, November 18th from 9:00 a.m. to noon. This is a family friendly event and all are welcome; children must be accompanied by an adult. Instruction, gloves, tools and light refreshments will be provided. Please dress for the weather, wear long pants and closed-toe shoes and bring a water bottle. This event honors the memory of Gre...g, Schifsky, a long-time volunteer. Albert Kelly Park on SW Mitchell St., just east of SW 38th Ave, across from Timberlee Apts.
Please RSVP at https://www.portlandoregon.gov/parks/article/655701. Contact Mary Verrilli at 503-823-9423 or Mary.Verrilli@PortlandOregon.gov with any questions about registering for the event.
With questions, comments or for more information, please contact Becky Tillson at 503-823-7097 or Becky.Tillson@portlandoregon.gov, or check-in at the project website: www.portlandoregon. gov/bes/restorationcreek.
Concerned about the size of new houses, demolitions and the rising cost and lack of housing choices throughout the city? There's still time to comment on the Residential Infill Project amendments. https://www.portlandoregon.gov/bps/67728
DON'T MISS THE FIRST LINCOLN HIGH SCHOOL TOWN HALL MEETING!
Wednesday, November 1st
7:00 - 8:30 PM
Principal Chapman & LSAC will be hosting this important meeting to share information and hear from stakeholders directly to help improve the student experience at Lincoln.
Topics on the agenda will include:
• Lincoln’s State Report Card Highlights
• Healthy Teens Survey Results “What students are telling us about student Drug and Alcohol use at Lincoln”
• Stress and Anxiety: Recent articles for school and families to consider as we move forward together
• Ways for Parents to get Involved here this year
• New School Design and Planning Timeline and Update
• Plans for Lincoln’s 150th Anniversary Celebration 2018-2019
• Audience Q&A
• Stakeholder Feedback
Recommended reading for all parents:
It Takes A Suburb: A Town Unites to Tackle Student Stress
Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety
ALSO Wednesday evening:
Meet your School Resource Officer and Campus Security
5:30 - 6:30 pm before the Town Hall
in room 169
informal Q & A with SRO and Campus Security