Be a Stormwater Star!

Workshops Coming up in February, March, and April.

Learn to manage the rain that falls around your home, work with your fellow community members, and improve local water quality!

The annual Stormwater Stars workshop series offers free stormwater management instruction and resources to Portland-area residents, practicing skills such as native plant landscaping, erosion control, runoff water reduction, soil amendment/restoration, installation of permeable pathways, sod removal and more. 2018 workshop dates: Feb 24, March 10, March 18, April 8.

Sign up today at swni.org/stormwater or contact Lorena O’Neill at stormwater@swni.org for more information.

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Hands-on Class: Raised Garden Beds

Are you considering building raised beds for your garden? Could you use a few tips on construction? The Demo Garden will hold a hands-on class on building raised beds Saturday, March 10th, from 10:00AM-12:00PM. They’ll concentrate on wooden beds, but will talk about other techniques as well. As part of the process, you’ll build the first few raised beds for the new Annex garden. Use the 57th or 58th Avenue entrances, or the original entrance at 6801 SE 60th (a longer walk back to the Annex). Gloves might be handy, but otherwise just bring your hands and your brain. The general public is welcome. Send a note to DemoGardenNews@gmail.com if you plan to come.

 

East Precinct Neighborhood Training

The Neighborhood Training by the East Precinct Neighborhood Response Team (NRT) Sgt. Teig, is designed to provide information, resources, and materials available to mitigate public safety and livability issues in East Precinct neighborhoods.   

Training Dates:

  • Saturday, February 10th, 10:00AM-12:00PM
  • Saturday, March 10th, 10:00AM-12:00PM

Trainings are held at the East Precinct Community Room located at 737 SE 106th Ave, Portland, OR 97216.

About the training: This training is geared towards community members, who will then be able to train/share this information with other neighbors. The purpose of the training is to equip you with the tools necessary to train and engage your respective community members regarding East Precinct initiatives about public safety and livability issues. The training is designed to provide information and materials needed to navigate the different resources available for mitigating these issues.

To attend, RSVP to Marianna Lomanto, Crime Prevention Coordinator at Office of Neighborhood Involvement.

 

New Business! G.I.R.L.S. Gym

Help us welcome the newest business to Brentwood-Darlington, G.I.R.L.S. Gym!

G.I.R.L.S. Gym offers Martial Arts, Kickboxing, Fitness, Submission Grappling and Self Defense training for women, teenagers, and youth.  Classes offered 7 days per week, morning, midday and evening.  Be part of this amazing community of women!

Visit them online or at their location on SE 52nd, just north of Flavel St. between La Mota and the ASAP Market.

SEUL Event: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon,” a free conversation with Willamette University professor Emily Drew on Thursday, October 26th at 10 am at Southeast Uplift, 3534 SE Main St Portland, OR 97214.

This program is hosted by SE Uplift and sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. For more information about free this community discussion, please contact Muz Afzal at (503)232-0010 ext 319.

Library Event: Weatherization Workshop

Weatherization Workshop at Woodstock Library, October 24th, 2017, 5:30-7:30PM.

Anyone can make weatherization improvements at home – whether you own or rent, whether you’re in an apartment, mobile home, or house – you can make basic improvements to make your home more comfortable by saving energy and money. Learn how to implement simple measures to lower home energy use and by installing effective weatherization materials using basic tools such as scissors and screwdriver. Each participating income-qualified Multnomah County household receives a free kit of materials.  Each kit includes reusable vinyl storm window kits, door weatherstripping, pipe insulation, rope caulk and more. Register online with the Community Energy Project.

Note: In the event there are not enough people pre-registered, the program will be cancelled.