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Native Plant Appreciation Week

Native Plant Appreciation Week is Coming to Portland! Bringing together a diversity of native plant appreciators Nine days of dedicated Oregon native plant education and awareness are coming to Portland from April 23 rd through May 1st, 2016. Oregonians enjoy an amazing diversity of native plants; they help connect us to this land, deeply rooted in Oregon soils since before people set foot here. Native Plant Appreciation Week NPAW PDX is packed with workshops, guided hikes, and garden tours that serve to promote a greater appreciation and knowledge of our local native plants and highlight the importance of protecting and preserving these valuable species. The first weekend […]

Portland Harbor Superfund Survey

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is scheduled to release a cleanup plan for the Portland Harbor in early April (but not on April Fool’s Day). The City of Portland has asked Oregon’s Kitchen Table to create a 10 minute survey to help them better understand what residents want this cleanup to achieve. Columbia Corridor Association was part of the group that helped advise on the survey. This anonymous survey is your opportunity to share what you value most about the cleanup. The survey will be open through March 31. After it closes, responses will be compiled by Oregon’s Kitchen Table, […]

Air Quality Community Meeting

Did you know this neighborhood has a toxic air hotspot? Find out what your breathing. Ask questions and voice your concerns with officials from DEQ, OHA, and Multnomah County Health Department. SOUTH PORTLAND AIR QUALITY

Explore Your Natural Areas with PPR

Ten Weeks of Inter-generational Ecology In the City Saturday mornings, April through June Hands-on, interactive ecology classes for youth (5 yrs and up), teens & adults. Classes meet in a different natural area each Saturday morning. Register for one, or register for them all! Where to find more information… Call – 503-823-3601 Email Chrissy Larson Text – 503-823-1149 Portland Parks & Rec Website

Portland Harbor – EPA Community Information Sessions

Get Ready: The Lower Willamette River is a valuable natural resource. However, Portland Harbor, a section of the River between the Broadway Bridge and Sauvie Island, has contaminants which are harmful to people, fish and wildlife. EPA is taking action to make it a cleaner, healthier place to live, work and play.  A Proposed Plan that will be released this spring will outline EPA’s recommended path for achieving those goals! Get Engaged: It’s not yet time for the public comment period. The most effective and meaningful comments will be those which the community submits after reviewing the proposed plan when it […]

Portland Native/Nuisance Plant List updates

The City of Portland, Oregon is proposing an update to the Portland Plant List (PPL). The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS), in partnership with the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES), will hold a public hearing February 9, 2016, on the proposed changes to the PPL. BPS is coordinating the administrative rulemaking process for the update. The PPL identifies native plants and nuisance plant species found in Portland and the metropolitan region. The document describes the ecological and social benefits provided by plants on the Native Plants List, as well as the impacts and risks associated with the spread of […]

Join or Lead a Tree Care Team with Portland Fruit Tree Project in 2016!

Learn tree care skills while improving the health & productivity of urban fruit trees. Join a Tree Care Team with Portland Fruit Tree Project and receive valuable training in organic methods of fruit tree care throughout the seasons, while caring for urban fruit trees that provide fruit for the community. This is a unique opportunity to develop strong skills in organic fruit tree care, meet new people, and care for trees providing food to your community! Topics/tasks will include: Winter & Summer Pruning, Young Tree Training & Care, Pest & Disease Management, Fruit Thinning, and more. At the end of […]

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 […]