LGL Harvest Share of the Week

Share in the Harvest and get a taste of Learning Gardens Lab (LGL) through their new Harvest Share of the Week fundraiser!

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Description from LGL: This is what an early summer share might look like: a head of ‘Copenhagen market’ cabbage, several ‘cube of butter’ and ‘dirani’ squash, two artichokes, a bunch each of parsley, scallions, and lavender, plus two bags of beautiful mixed lettuce greens (not pictured).
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Children’s Concert and March for Change

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Join our neighbors in Foster-Powell for a children’s Black Lives Matter event at Essex Park hosted by Green Tulip Preschool. Special performances by Habiba Addo, Olive and Dingo, and Jessa Campbell and the Saplings! Masks and social distancing protocols recommended. For more information see the graphic below or click here.

Final Public Health Assessment Report for Precision Castparts

The final Public Health Assessment Report for Precision Castparts (PCC) has been uploaded to the Oregon Health Authority (OHA)’s website. A copy of the final report was shared with attendees at the March 18, 2020 virtual meeting hosted by the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ). (The public release was delayed due to OHA prioritizing the COVID-19 pandemic response.)

Although their public health assessment work is now complete, there are ongoing soil and water cleanup activities occurring at the PCC facility. PCC was also recently called into the Cleaner Air Oregon program, where it will be required to conduct a health-based risk assessment of its emissions. These activities are led by DEQ with support and consultation from the OHA Environmental Public Health team.

Questions or concerns? Contact the Environmental Public Health Team at Oregon Health Authority by email or phone at (503)-269-3689.

Oregon DOJ Community Conversations in July

From Oregon Department of Justice (DOJ) website:

Community Conversations
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What Gets in the Way? LET’S TALK ABOUT…

  • Your experiences with Institutional racism and implicit bias
  • Oregon’s new hate crime law
  • How Oregon DOJ can engage with your community

The time for meaningful change is now. Help us open pathways to justice & support for marginalized & oppressed people in Oregon.

For more information, dates, and times, click here.

B-D Community Stands for Black Lives Peaceful Gathering

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Join your community nightly beginning Monday, June 8th, 2020, 6:15-7:15PM, at the intersection of SE 72nd Ave and SE Flavel Street to show support of and solidarity with our BIPOC neighbors.

BDNA Note: This is a neighbor organized event. We do not have more details than shown on the graphic.

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Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association stands in solidarity with our BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People Of Color) neighbors as we seek to amplify and uplift their voices to end racism.

Beginning this Sunday, we will share daily posts towards raising awareness and educating the overall community, especially white people, on how to stand up for racial justice. Since June is Pride Month, we will also include material in support of our LGBTQ neighbors.

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2020 Board Elections Postponed to July

As per a majority vote of the current BDNA board and on the advise of SE Uplift, 2020 Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association board elections have been postponed until our regular public monthly board meeting on July 2nd, 2020 7:00-9:00PM. Everyone is welcome!

The elections will be held virtually, unless restrictions on gatherings have been lifted. Until July, the current board will continue fulfilling their duties. If you have questions or need an accommodation to participate, please email brentwood.darlington@gmail.com. More information on the format of these elections coming soon!

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Whitman Elementary Gets a Little Free Library!

Description: A brightly painted little free library in front of Whitman Elementary School.

Thanks to local neighbors Zoe and Jon Matych for Whitman Elementary’s Little Free Library!  Whitman students are really missing their school and public library visits and need new books to read.  Please drop by to take and add books.  If you notice any problems, email Chris.

Rose Festival Porch Parade

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Rose Festival has always been a celebration of people, events, and traditions; bridging communities in the City of Roses and beyond. This spring we are asking members of the community to celebrate with us by decorating their front porches. Choose one of our themes as inspiration, or go wild with your own ideas. The purpose of decorating is to unleash your creativity and bring a smile to your friends and neighbors.

The Rose Festival will produce a virtual map with the locations of all our registered Porches, so you can plan a walk or drive around your neighborhood to see and share in the celebration. 

Saturday, May 23 and Saturday, May 30 will each see a Rose Festival VIP Procession drive through select Porch Parade neighborhoods. 

For more information and to register your porch, click here!