Overlook Neighborhood update (April 24)

1) Annual neighborhood cleanup on Saturday (April 25)
2) OKNA urges city to reject propane terminal
3) Leaf Day compost now available

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1) Annual neighborhood cleanup on Saturday (April 25)

Do you have two hours to share with your Overlook and Swan Island neighbors? Join them from 10 a.m. to noon to clean up N Going Street from N Interstate Avenue to the bridge over the railroad tracks to Swan Island.  Volunteers will pick up trash, remove graffiti and prune away plants growing over the N Going Street sidewalk. Dress down and bring gloves (and a broom and pruners if you’ve got them).

Participants will receive an organic tomato plant grown by Overlook neighbor Mulysa Melco from Resilience Design, an opportunity to meet new people, and the satisfaction of seeing the positive results of their work.  They also can add to the cleanup’s dropbox any trash from their home that won’t fit in a garbage can (for example, tires). No toxics, yard debris, easily recycled metal, or plastic items.

Meet at the Concord pedestrian bridge north of N Going Street and next to the Pittman Addition HydroPark.

This event is sponsored by the Overlook Neighborhood Association, Swan Island Business Association/TMA, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Metro, North Portland Neighborhood Services and the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

Annual neighborhood cleanup
Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.
Pittman Addition HydroPark (N Concord Avenue)

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2) OKNA urges city to reject propane terminal

On April 21, neighborhood members at the OKNA general meeting voted unanimously to urge City Council to reject Pembina Pipeline’s proposed propane terminal in North Portland or at least to postpone action until important safety and environmental assessments are complete. OKNA Board Chair Dannielle Herman sent a letter to the city council sharing the board’s concerns about the project. Read the letter at overlookneighborhood.org.

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3) Leaf Day compost now available

Leaf Day has come full circle, with spring garden compost now available for sale to the public from leaves collected last fall during the bureau’s zero waste Leaf Day Pickup service.

For this year’s spring compost sale, the City of Portland’s Bureau of Transportation is expanding its hours at the Sunderland Recycling Yard, and is now open during the next three weekends except for Mother’s Day in addition to regular weekday hours.

The recycling yard, at 9325 NE Sunderland Road, will be open to the public the weekends of April 25-26, May 2-3 and May 16-17 from 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  In addition to the special weekend openings, Sunderland is open to the public during its regular business hours: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  The cost for each cubic yard, which will typically fit in a small truck bed, is $24.

Find out more about the city’s leaf composting program online.

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OKNA urges city to reject propane terminal

After a vote at the April 21 OKNA general meeting, the following letter was sent to the Portland City Council in opposition to the proposed Pembina propane terminal in North Portland.

To: Portland City Council
From: Overlook Neighborhood Association
Re: Proposed Pembina propane terminal in North Portland

Dear  Mayor Hales and Commissioners Saltzman, Novick, Fritz and Fish:

The Overlook Neighborhood Association urges you not to allow Pembina Pipeline and Port of Portland to proceed with construction of a proposed propane terminal at this time. We specifically ask that you not permit a pipeline across public land currently set aside for conservation. The public and the city lack sufficient information to judge important elements of this project. What information is available raises several serious issues that conflict with the goals and safety of our community.

The terminal would be a safety threat to North Portland neighborhoods and other parts of the city. To state the obvious, propane is explosive. It would be transported by rail and handled in a facility that, while no doubt designed to be safe, still would not be immune to accidents, human error and sabotage. It requires little imagination to envision scenarios in which an explosion causes immediate death and damage in the vicinity as well as more extensive health and property damage as toxins and fire spread. Pembina’s own worst-case scenario describes a storage tank containing 23 million gallons of propane sending a flammable vapor cloud over North Portland or Vancouver.

Meanwhile, trains with 100 tanker cars full of propane would arrive every other day. America has been fortunate that accidents involving trains carrying volatile fossil fuels so far have occurred mostly in rural areas. If an explosion were to occur in our dense, urban environment, the result would be far more tragic. Yet because rail safety ultimately falls on the rail companies, not Pembina, there has been inadequate analysis of this safety threat. No comprehensive analysis of train safety is available.

The lack of information extends to water transportation, too. Ships will carry millions of gallons of propane from the terminal every month. The Coast Guard is studying this issue, but its report will not be complete until later this summer.

The council should not make a decision without these important reviews. Many of your constituents’ jobs and the broader Portland economy depend heavily on the health of our waterways and environment. You and the public deserve to know all of the potential risks and benefits of the project. Only then can our community make a realistic assessment, not one based on speculation, and decide whether to proceed.

On top of concerns about inadequate review, this project runs counter to the very character of our community. Portland is better than this.

In 1993, Portland became the first city in the country to adopt a local strategy to cut carbon emissions. The city has since been recognized as a leader in addressing climate change. The draft 2015 Climate Action Plan that you are considering will keep Portland on that path. Under that plan, the city will address the serious threat of climate change by reducing carbon emissions in our community by 80 percent by 2050.

It does little good for Portland to act locally but not to think globally. The proposed propane terminal would move greenhouse gas emissions elsewhere. No, we cannot prevent propane from being burned around the world, but that does not mean we must facilitate it. If you truly believe in the goals of the Climate Action Plan, you must not allow a project so contradictory to it.

Given the risks, the lack of information and the city’s climate goals, we ask council to refuse any approvals, zoning changes, etc. that would allow the Pembina propane terminal to go forward. If you are not willing to reject this project outright now, at a minimum you should postpone action until important safety studies are complete so that everyone can fully assess the risks and benefits.

Thank you for your service and your consideration.

Sincerely,
Dannielle Herman, chair
On behalf of the Overlook Neighborhood Association

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Overlook Neighborhood update (April 17)

1) Overlook Neighborhood Association general meeting (April 21)
2A) Overlook Views wants to hear from residents …
2B) … and from Overlook businesses
3) Sustainable Overlook spring garden fair and edible plant sale (April 18)
4) Multnomah Youth Commission seeks applicants (April 27 deadline)
5) Register for Portland Parks & Recreation summer classes and day camps

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1) Overlook Neighborhood Association general meeting (April 21)

OKNA logoJoin your neighbors to discuss goings on around Overlook at the April general meeting. Among the topics on the agenda are presentations from GreenSky Collective and a developer planning to build a 12-unit apartment complex at 4227 N Massachusetts Ave. We’ll also talk about sending a letter to the Portland City Council expressing OKNA opposition to the proposed propane terminal in North Portland.

Overlook Neighborhood Association meeting
Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Kaiser Town Hall (3704 N Interstate Ave., across from Overlook Park)

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2A) Overlook Views wants to hear from residents …

Overlook Views, our neighborhoods quarterly print newsletter, is filling up for the summer edition. Time remains, however, to share your story with your neighbors. If you would like to submit an article of no more than 400 words, send it to views@overlookneighborhood.org. Deadline is Monday (April 20), so don’t delay.

2B) … and from Overlook businesses

Overlook Views also is gathering information about local businesses. If you own a business in the Overlook Neighborhood, send its name, address, phone number, hours and person to contact with questions to views@overlookneighborhood.org. Please also include a 30 to 40 word blurb about the business and any summer specials it might be hosting. Submit by Monday (April 20) for possible inclusion in the Summer edition.

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3) Sustainable Overlook spring garden fair and edible plant sale (April 18)

Are you ready to plant you garden? Come shop from a great selection of plants and seeds or pick up your pre-order on Saturday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Choose from fruit trees, berries, bee-friendly native flowers, herbs, perennial vegetables, veggie starts, tomatoes and more.

There will be plenty of experts available with advice for gardeners. Master Gardeners will be there to answer your yard and garden questions. Pick up a locally-made mason bee house, and learn how you can create pollinator habitat. Get a free ladybug yard sign when you take Metro’s Healthy Lawn and Garden Pledge. And Learn about the Greeley Food Forest project.

For kids there will be face painting and free seeds.

Meet your neighbors and celebrate spring at the garden fair sponsored by Sustainable Overlook, North Portland Food Not Lawns, Pesticide-Free Arbor Lodge Park and Resilience Design.

Spring garden fair and edible plant sale
Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
New American (2103 N Killingsworth Ave.)

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4) Multnomah Youth Commission seeks applicants (April 27 deadline)

2014_2015 MYC Group Picture_0Multnomah County’s Office of Diversity and Equity and City of Portland’s Office of Neighborhood Involvement are recruiting for the 2015-16 Multnomah Youth Commission.  Any young person who will be between the ages of 13 and 21 (on August 1) and who is interested in policy, activism, community organizing or making the community better should apply online by April 27.

Youth Commissioners serve a one-year term and commit up to 15 hours per month to help support the city and county on issues that impact the lives of their peers.  Youth Commissioners are also in charge of implementing “Our Bill of Rights: Children & Youth,” the nation’s first Bill of Rights written by and for young people.

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5) Register for Portland Parks & Recreation summer classes and day camps

School’s almost out, and Portland Parks & Recreation offers many summer programs and activities including themed activities, such as swimming, games, sports, hiking, arts, crafts, nature play, science and more. PP&R also offers swimming lessons.

Create friendships, stimulate your imagination, build self-confidence, and develop skills that last a lifetime. An adventure awaits – make this the best summer ever.

Registration for summer classes opens Monday. Camp registration is already open. Learn more and sign up online.

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Overlook Neighborhood update (April 10, 2015)

1) Two liquor license applications in Overlook
2) City to remove abandoned newspaper boxes
3) OKNA general meeting (April 21)

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1) Two liquor license applications in Overlook

The city has received two applications for liquor licenses in the Overlook Neighborhood. One is for Tonic Foods to be located at 1832 N Sumner. The other is for Jan-Marc Wine Cellars/Garagiste at N Killingsworth. Comments on the applications are due by April 30 and May 1, respectively.

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2) City to remove abandoned newspaper boxes

Abandoned publication boxDo you regularly walk past an abandoned publication box in the neighborhood? The Portland Bureau of Transportation this month is beginning to clear sidewalks of abandoned publication boxes as part of a larger program – shaped with input from local media outlets, neighborhoods and businesses – to improve maintenance of the boxes in the public right of way.

The new rules, adopted by the City Council earlier this year, help clean up public sidewalks for better pedestrian access and the beauty of the public right-of-way, while maintaining availability of publications.

Find out more at the PBOT website. Submit a service request to remove an abandoned box, or address issues around free-standing and co-located publication boxes at publicationboxes@portlandoregon.gov  or 503.823.3467.

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3) OKNA general meeting (April 21)

Mark your calendars now for the Overlook Neighborhood Association general meeting on April 21. It’s already shaping up to be an information-packed agenda with presentations from GreenSky Collective and a developer planning to build a 12-unit apartment complex at 4227 N Massachusetts Ave. We’ll have more details in next week’s update.

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Overlook Neighborhood update (April 3, 2015)

1) Help Patton Square City Park grow
2) Overlook egg hunt (April 4)
3) Annual neighborhood cleanup (April 25)
4) North Portland Tool Library community forum (April 11)
5) Overlook Neighborhood Association Board meeting (April 7)
6) ‘Treebates’ available for planting yard trees (April 30 deadline)

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1) Help Patton Square City Park grow

Portland Parks & Recreation asks for the community’s help at Patton Square City Park. Having aerated the turf three weeks ago, they would like everyone to stay off the grass for at least a month to allow establishment.

This week, staff also tilled and replanted the shrub beds in the center of the park and would appreciate help in keeping people and dogs away from those plantings. Staff asks that people not dispose of their cigarettes in the plantings or anywhere in the park.

If you have any questions, please contact Alex Salazar, maintenance supervisor, at Alex.Salazar@portlandoregon.gov.  Thank you for being good stewards of our parks and other public areas.

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2) Overlook egg hunt (April 4)

The annual Overlook Easter egg hunt takes place on Saturday at 10:30 a.m. sharp. The weather is looking iffy, so bring your raincoats, hats and ponchos. The hunt happens rain or shine.

The hunt is sponsored by Friends of Overlook House and is intended for young Overlook children. It’s free, but donations will be gratefully accepted.

Overlook Easter egg hunt
Saturday, April 4, 10:30 a.m.
Overlook House (3839 N Melrose Dr.)

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3) Annual neighborhood cleanup (April 25)

Celebrate Earth Day close to home. Join your Overlook neighbors for the annual spring cleaning tradition. We will meet at the N Concord Avenue pedestrian bridge just north of N Going Street by the Pittman Addition HydroPark at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 25. Bring work/garden gloves and dress in your grubbies. Depending on the size of the group, we’ll fan out along Going Street, Greeley Avenue and elsewhere in that general vicinity to pick up debris and remove graffiti.

All participants will receive a beautiful organic tomato start and the opportunity to use the cleanup’s dropbox to dispose of their own unwanted items that can’t be recycled, such as tires (no home garbage, yard debris or hazardous waste). And we’ll provide refreshments.

Please RSVP at greenacres@overlookneighborhood.org. This event is sponsored by the Overlook Neighborhood Association, the Swan Island Business Association, Metro and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability.

Annual neighborhood cleanup
Saturday, April 25, 10 a.m.
Pittman Addition HydroPark (N Concord Avenue)

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4) North Portland Tool Library community forum (April 11)

The North Portland Tool Library Board of Directors invites you to a community forum on Saturday, April 11.

NPTL has received two very capacity-building grants—a $49,390 North Portland Enhancement Grant from Metro and a $32,000 Community Livability Grant from the Portland Development Commission. The grants will be used in part for upgrades to the existing tool library, but mostly for construction of an above-ground tool library annex building that will house seasonal tools and function as a workspace for volunteers. It will be situated in the northwest corner of the backyard of the Historic Kenton Firehouse.

The ultimate goal is to create a structure that serves as a showcase for environmentally-conscientious design — with plans to include reclaimed materials in the structure and closely integrate it with the existing native landscape while providing a photo-backdrop worthy façade to complement the community gatherings and special events held year-round in the garden area. It will break ground this spring.

NPTL seeks public input and involvement. As members of the community and patrons of the tool library, you are part of what we do. We value your ideas, and we’d like to share this project with you. Please join us for an open forum to weigh in on possible designs from local contractors, or just take a look at what we’re doing and get involved as a volunteer on the project.

North Portland Tool Library community forum
Saturday, April 11, 10 a.m. – noon
Historic Kenton Firehouse (2209 N Schofield Street)

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5) Overlook Neighborhood Association Board meeting (April 7)

OKNA logoOverlook Neighborhood Association regular board meeting
Tuesday, April 7, 6:30 p.m.
Overlook House (3839 N Melrose Dr.)

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6) ‘Treebates’ available for planting yard trees (April 30 deadline)

Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish reminds city residents that they can save money planting a tree. The Bureau of Environmental Services has a seasonal program called Treebate that rewards Portland residents for planting trees.

Trees help contribute to clean rivers and healthy watersheds by keeping rainwater out of our sewer system. A large tree can absorb nearly 600 gallons of stormwater a year! If you plant an eligible tree, BES will credit your city utility bill. Your Treebate credit will depend on your tree’s size and future potential to help manage stormwater.

Treebate is easy: purchase an eligible tree (or trees), plant it in your residential yard, then submit an application along with your receipt. Applications are due by April 30.

treebate

 

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Overlook Neighborhood Update (March 27)

1) Sustainable Overlook Edible Plant Sale (Order deadline March 31)

Place your order by March 31 and pick up your seeds and plants at the Sustainable Overlook Spring Garden Fair on April 18. There will also be a great selection of plants and seeds to shop that day. You’ll find fruit trees, berry bushes, bee-friendly native flowers, herbs and more, and each order benefits Sustainable Overlook and local, sustainable growers. You can also order cute, locally-made mason bee houses, and learn about mason bee keeping at the Spring Garden Fair. Order forms and plant descriptions are available online.

Overlook Spring Garden Fair
Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
New American (2103 N Killingsworth Ave.)

 

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Overlook Neighborhood Update (March 20)

1) N Going Street ramp to close (March 21)
2) Overlook Easter egg hunt (April 4)
3) Aspire Project moves to a new home (April 11)

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1) N Going Street ramp to close (March 21-25)

The Portland Bureau of Transportation advises the traveling public that street improvements require the closure of the ramp on N Going Street eastbound from Swan Island to N Greeley Avenue from Saturday, March 21 through March 25. The ramp closure will be in effect all hours and all days.

The ramp closure is necessary to allow crews to repair the failed road base and stabilize the foundation of the road to prevent potholes and other surface distresses.

Traffic will be detoured east on N Going Street to N Interstate Avenue or I-5 southbound. The traveling public is advised to expect delays while repairs are being made. We ask the public to travel cautiously, observe all work zone signage, and use the alternate routes.

This work is weather-dependent and the schedule may change.

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2) Overlook Easter egg hunt (April 4)easter-154403_640

The Easter Bunny will hop by Overlook House on Saturday, April 4. He will leave hundred of eggs containing treats and tiny treasures for children to discover and put in their basket.  Anyone who finds one of the shining golden eggs can turn it in to win a special prize!

The Eggstravaganza takes place promptly at 10:30 a.m., rain or shine. The event is sponsored by Friends of Overlook House for neighborhood children. It’s free, with donations gratefully accepted.

Overlook Easter egg hunt
Saturday, April 4, 10:30 a.m.
Overlook House (3839 N Melrose Dr.)

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3) Aspire Project moves to a new home (April 11)

Since 2010, The Aspire Project has provided accessible dance classes at the Interstate Firehouse Cultural Center, a historical part of the Overlook Neighborhood. The project recently announced it will move to a new studio in St. Johns.

Officials with the Project said they will miss the Overlook Neighborhood and invite our community to attend the grand opening celebration at the new studio. It will be a fun-filled day of learning dance moves, watching performances, short class demonstrations and a chance to explore the four new studio spaces. There will be complimentary refreshments and a raffle.

Aspire Project grand opening
Saturday, April 11
8426 N Lombard St.

 

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Overlook Neighborhood Update (March 13, 2015)

1) Overlook Neighborhood Association general meeting (March 17)
2) Sustainable Overlook edible plant sale
3) New bike route through Kaiser Permanente

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1) Overlook Neighborhood Association general meeting (March 17)

OKNA logoJoin your neighbors to talk about what’s going on in Overlook at the monthly general meeting. Topics on the agenda include an overview of the I-5 project from ODOT and an update on the heritage tree that recently fell in Madrona Park.

Overlook Neighborhood Association meeting
Tuesday, March 17, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Kaiser Town Hall (3704 N Interstate Ave., across from Overlook Park)

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2) Sustainable Overlook edible plant sale

Create an abundant food forest in your yard or just add a few fun fruit and berry bushes to your landscape. Resilience Design Landscaping is holding a pre-order plant sale with pick-up at the Sustainable Overlook Spring Gardening Fair. Order from a selection of hardy fruit trees, berry bushes and fruiting vines, plus veggie and herb starts and seeds. Offerings include apples, persimmons, blueberries, rhubarb, kiwi and much more. All the plants are locally grown (many right here in Overlook) and are organic and/or Salmon Safe Certified. A portion of the proceeds will benefit Sustainable Overlook’s neighborhood outreach projects and pesticide-free Arbor Lodge Park.

Order forms are available online. Pre-orders will be accepted through March 31.

Pick up your plant order on April 18 and check out our spring info fair in front of New American with natural gardening resources from Metro, co-sponsor North Portland Food Not Lawns and more.

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3) New bike route through Kaiser Permanente

Bike riders headed to Mississippi Avenue and points east  by crossing the Failing Street Bridge have a new route to reach it. Kaiser Permanente has generously constructed a bike path that connects the bridge to the parking lot and to Interstate Avenue at Overlook Drive, where a traffic light will facilitate crossing into the neighborhood. Check it out next time your there … perhaps for Tuesday’s OKNA meeting.

Read more about it at BikePortland.org.

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Overlook Neighborhood Update (March 6, 2015)

1) Madrona Park heritage tree update
2) I-5 closures to affect North Portland
3) Nature in Neighborhoods grants available
4) OLCC wants input on marijuana regulations (March 12)
5) Climate preparation and action

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1) Madrona Park heritage tree update

Heritage Madrona fallenThe heritage madrona tree in Madrona Park fell on Presidents Day. Although the city promptly removed the remnants for safety, it has preserved the wood.

Neighbors and the Overlook Neighborhood Association are working with Parks officials about what to do next. The neighborhood’s proposal will include placing the tree/logs back in the natural area so that people can see the beauty of the tree, native trees and the importance of planting them.

Stay tuned for updates as we learn more.

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2) I-5 closures to affect North Portland

Do you travel on I-5 at night or early on the weekends? ODOT is beginning work to replace the green freeway signs from SW Corbett St. to N. Lombard St. to be more reflective and easier to read. Later this summer, ODOT will also be repaving approximately seven miles of roadway on I-5 between SW Capitol Highway and the Marquam Bridge. Periodically this work will require full freeway closures in the active work areas at night.

Overlook Neighborhood Association is coordinating with ODOT to bring you more information at an upcoming OKNA general meeting. Stay tuned to the weekly update for more details as they become available. In the meantime, learn more about this project and get the latest on closure and detour information online.

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3) Nature in Neighborhoods grants available

Want to restore and care for nature in your community?

If you have a vision for getting rid of weeds, improving water quality, creating fish and wildlife habitat or restoring nature in the Portland metropolitan area, a Metro Nature in Neighborhoods restoration grant can help get your idea off the ground.

Grants are available for individuals, community groups, businesses, neighborhoods, nonprofits, schools and school groups, government agencies, faith groups and service groups with nonprofit or other tax-exempt status.

Metro is especially interested in projects that invite communities of color to participate in the design, development, implementation and future benefits of projects.

Thanks to a 2013 parks and natural areas levy approved by the region’s voters, Metro expects to award about $700,000 in restoration grants this year.

Metro will provide more information at an upcoming workshop. Pre-Applications are due on April 21.

Restoration grant workshop
Wednesday, April 1, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Metro Regional Center (600 NE Grand Ave.)

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4) OLCC wants input on marijuana regulations (March 12)

MarijuanaThe Oregon Liquor Control Commission has been hosting public meetings around the state to receive public input on recreational marijuana regulations. On Thursday, March 12, they come to Portland. Under the voter-approved law, personal possession of recreational marijuana becomes legal on July 1 of this year. The OLCC must begin accepting applications for commercial licenses next January, with retail stores to open by late 2016.

This is your opportunity to tell OLCC how much or how little you want them to regulate what stores might open in Overlook.

Learn more online.

OLCC marijuana meeting
Thursday, March 12, 7 – 9 p.m.
Left Bank Annex (101 N Weidler St.)

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5) Climate preparation and action

The City of Portland and Multnomah County have released the draft 2015 Climate Action Plan for public comment. The draft plan builds on Portland’s 20+ year legacy of climate action and provides a roadmap for the community to achieve an 80 percent reduction in carbon emissions by 2050, with an interim goal of a 40 percent reduction by 2030.

For more information and to read the draft 2015 Climate Action Plan and submit your comments, visit the project site.

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Overlook Neighborhood Update (Feb. 27, 2015)

1) Pesticide-free in Overlook
2) Native plant workshop (March 5 and April 16)
3) TriMet community forum (March 3)

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1) Pesticide-free in Overlook

KGW news featured Overlook Neighborhood this week in a story about the more than 400 people here who have pledged to forgo using pesticides. Mulysa Melco came up with the idea two years ago, and Overlook would be the first pesticide-free neighborhood in Portland if everyone gets on board. Learn more at the Pesticide-Free Overlook website.

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2) Native plant workshop (March 5 and April 16)

Overlook residents have two great opportunities to learn about Native plants from experts this spring. East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District will present two free workshops designed to explore the benefits of gardening with Native plants. The content will be the same, so choose the one that better fits your schedule.

Discover Portland’s most common Native plant communities, learn which species do well together and get tips to help them thrive. A slide show will highlight their unique features and desired growing conditions so gardeners can decide which plants will work best in their own yard.

Register online. Seats are filling fast.

Native plant workshop
Thursday, March 5, 6 – 8:30 p.m.
Trillium Charter School (5420 N Interstate Ave.)
Hosted by Trillium Charter School, Sustainable Overlook and Friends of Overlook Bluff

Native plant workshop
Thursday, April 16, 6 – 8:3- pm
Historic Overlook House (3839 N Melrose Drive)
Hosted by Friends of Overlook Bluff and Historic Overlook House

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3) TriMet community forum (March 3)

TriMet invites North Portland residents to help plan future improvements to transit service in the community. Where do people want to go? How easy is it to get there? TriMet will use community feedback to identify short and long-term bus service improvements throughout the region.

TriMet community forum
Tuesday, March 3, 6 – 7:30 p.m.
North Portland Library (512 N Killingsworth St.)
Community Room, 2nd floor

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