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SHNA Community Rain Garden

by Carla Eisner, SHNA Board Member, Sustainability Committee Chair After months of planning and site preparation, volunteers from the Sylvan-Highlands Neighborhood Association and the Odyssey School community teamed up on November 18th to install a native plant rain garden on the Odyssey campus. The project was funded by a Neighborhood Small Grant award from NWNW and ONI. In the fall of 2016, Odyssey School, a History Focus Option Program of Portland Public Schools, opened its new location in the East Sylvan School building. With most students living outside the Sylvan-Highlands boundaries, SHNA was eager to welcome the school to the […]

Metro Central Enhancement Grants

Do you have ideas about how to enhance your community? A Metro Central Enhancement grant could help make your vision a reality. Metro created these grants more than 20 years ago to enhance neighborhoods affected by the Metro Central transfer facility. They are designed to support residents within an area that stretches along the west side of the Willamette River from the Northwest District Neighborhood Association to Linnton, as well as an area around the St. Johns Bridge within North Portland’s Cathedral Park neighborhood. Timeline Applications are due 5:00 Friday, Sept. 16, 2016. Proposals must be submitted via Zoom Grants. […]

2016 Small Grants

Congratulations to the recipients of 2015-2016 Neighborhood Small Grants! Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association, “Arlington Heights Neighborhood Association Summer meeting” Better Block PDX, “Portland Walkways: Connect the Park Blocks Walk” Bread Breakers, “NW Business Stickers” Chapman PTA, “Restoration of WPA Wood Marquetry Mural at Chapman Elementary School” CoHo Theater, “The Gun Show: Community Conversations” Friendly House, “Community Building Through Intergenerational Activities” Halprin Landscape Conservancy, “Portland Open Space Sequence 50th Anniversary Celebration” Lift Urban Portland, “Lift Urban Portland Open House” Linnton Neighborhood Association, “Linnton Picnics 2016” Old Town Chinatown Community Association, “Spring Festival ‘Qing Ming’” Portland Downtown Neighborhood Association, “Downtown Earthquake Preparedness […]

Parks Replacement Bond

Now seeking feedback for North Park Blocks! Portland Parks & Recreation announces three Open Houses for Parks Replacement Bond projects currently under design.  All are welcome to come learn more about these projects that will improve parks near you! Couch Park Playground, Plaza, &  Loo: Thursday, February 25, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm, Legacy Good Samaritan, Auditorium, Building 2, 1040 NW 22nd  Come see the final draft design for this project!  Presentation at 6:15 pm. North Park Blocks Playground Replacement: Monday, February 29, 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm, We Work – Custom House, 220 NW 8th Ave (enter on NW […]

Community Watershed Stewardship Program Grants

Up to $10,000 available for community projects! The Community Watershed Stewardship Program (CWSP) is accepting pre-applications for Stewardship Grants. The deadline to submit pre-applications is 4:00 p.m. on Friday, February 5, 2016. CWSP provides stewardship grants of up to $10,000 each for projects that help Portlanders make improvements in their neighborhoods and communities, while improving watershed health. Projects that can be funded include: *Neighborhood safety, health and livability *Youth leadership & skills development *Community gardens and green spaces *Art and education *Cleanup and restoration *Stormwater Management Interested? CWSP has scheduled three grant-writing workshops to answer your questions and help you […]