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Archive for Month: June 2016

West Hills Crime Prevention Info Session

West Hills Crime Prevention Info Session  Wednesday, June 29, 2016 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm Sylvan Fire Station Are you concerned about property crime in your neighborhood? The City of Portland’s Crime Prevention Program and the Portland Police Bureau will provide techniques for preventing property crimes, such as home burglaries and car prowls. We will discuss ways to reduce these crimes by applying Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) principles to your home. We will provide updates to the neighborhood watch and foot patrol programs and discuss the best way to utilize police resources. Contact Anastasia for details, 503.823.4288 or anastasia@nwnw.org

Halprin 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Event

SoMa EcoDistrict’s Halprin 50th Anniversary Kick-Off Event at Lovejoy Fountain Submitted by Grant Higginson A NWNW Small Grant allowed SoMa Ecodistrict to hold a community event on June 9th to engage neighborhood residents, employees, students, and visitors, and to raise awareness for the SoMa EcoDistrict and the Halprin Landscape Conservancy. Another objective was to strengthen ties between district stakeholders that in addition to SoMa and Halprin, included: Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association (PDNA); SAGE (South Auditorium Greenway Environs); PSU Institute for Sustainable Solutions; 200 Market Building; and many other property owners and businesses – all of these groups contributing social capital […]

Cleaner Air Oregon Webinar

On Tuesday, June 28, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., Cleaner Air Oregon will hold an interactive webinar to discuss Washington and California’s industrial air toxics programs. The webinar invites the people of Oregon to learn about current industrial air toxics regulations in those states and how human health risk assessments in those states can inform a new regulatory approach in Oregon. All members of the community are invited and encouraged to join this conversation, ask questions and provide input about Cleaner Air Oregon, the new program to reform industrial air toxics regulations.   How to Participate The webinar will be held […]

Civics for Adults Workshop Series

Civics for Adults Workshop Series: To Enhance Civic Knowledge and Inspire Political Engagement Misinformation and Political Propaganda We are overwhelmed with messages from politicians, news sources and other media. Establish truth from fiction using critical thinking strategies, and learn where to find accurate information. This workshop uses real-life examples to show how information can be, intentionally or not, distorted. Logical fallacies, political ads, news headlines, graphs and charts, the effect of language chosen to express ideas and other types of information are examined in a “what do you see here? / what is missing?” type of format. The last part […]

Explore Washington Park

Coming to Washington Park this summer? Explore Washington Park is here to help you figure out the best way to get to and around the park with these helpful tips! Beat the heat and parking stress by taking transit to the Park TriMet light rail serves the Washington Park MAX station and Bus Line 63 serves the entire park. On busy days, our parking lots fill up, so taking transit can help you avoid a parking snafu! Ride the FREE Explore Washington Park shuttle We operate a free shuttle bus throughout the park, from the MAX station to the Rose […]

Willamette Superfund EPA Plan Release

Portland Harbor Proposed Cleanup Plan and Public Comment Period The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is seeking formal public comment on the Proposed Cleanup Plan for the Portland Harbor Superfund Site in Portland, Oregon from June 9, 2016 until August, 8, 2016. The Portland Harbor Superfund Site is located on the lower Willamette River approximately between the Broadway Bridge and Sauvie Island. This area is contaminated with many hazardous substances. The most widespread contaminants of human health significance are polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs-now banned) and dioxins/furans. The most widespread contaminants of ecological significance are PCBs, polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), dioxins […]