February and March Events at Leach Botanical Gardens

YOGA CLASS: Tuesdays, 1:00-1:50PM, Manor House. Optimize your overall well-being with yoga. All levels welcome. Taught by Jill Russell or Kelly Carsley. $10 LBG Friends, $12 non-members.

WINTER INTEREST WALK: Saturday, Feb. 9, 11:00AM-12:00PM. Join Gardener/Curator Courtney Vengarick on a winter garden highlights walk. Free for LBG Friends/$5 non-members. Pre-registration requested

WHY THERE ARE WORDS PDX: Sunday, February 17, 4:00-6:00PM. Six acclaimed authors will read from their work on the theme of Peace & Justice. WTAW is an award-winning national reading series that we are fortunate to host at the Garden, thanks to Virginia Brandabur and Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet. The $10 requested donation benefits the garden.

BEDROCK THEATRE: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7:00-8:00PM. An evening of live music and storytelling with Bedrock Band. This inaugural Bedrock Theatre event kicks off the Garden’s partnership with Bedrock in presenting seasonal events that connect audiences with the environment. Suggested $5-25 donation; no one turned away. Proceeds benefit the garden. Click here to learn more!

BENEFICIAL INSECTS WORKSHOP: Sunday, March 3, 1:00-3:30PM. EMSWCD is presenting this workshop at the Garden on how native insects keep gardens healthy and thriving. Click here to register!

SPRING GARDEN FAIR: Saturday, March 16, 10:00AM-2:00PM. Seed Exchange, Tool Sharpening, Kid’s Nature Walk at 11:00AM, Ethnobotany Tour at 1:00PM, Stone Cabin Open House, and mini-cupcakes while they last!

NATIVE PLANTS WORKSHOP: Saturday, April 6, 9:00-11:30AM. EMSWCD will provide information on the benefits of gardening with native plants, which ones do well together, and other tips on growing natives. Click here to register!

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Meal Train helps you help others! 

Know someone who needs a helping hand? Meal Train is a free website that enables you to organize meal-giving for friends or family at a time when they need help most – the arrival of a new baby, a sudden illness or injury, a fire that burns a home, or the loss of a loved one.

At the Meal Train website, you specify your “person in need”, set up a schedule for meal delivery, and invite friends, acquaintances, congregation members, and neighbors to sign up to deliver meals. It’s simple, easy, and free!

Meal Train Plus (at the same website) enables you to organize other kinds of support, such as housework, child care, or lawn care.

Testify for Our Sidewalks on February 6!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Testify in person at the February 6th Portland City Council meeting or send your written letters of testimony to the Council Clerk: Karla Moore-Love, 1221 SW 4th, Room 130, Portland, OR 97204

In 2016, neighbors and board members, some with small children in tow, testified before Metro.  This key piece of advocacy secured over $5M for sidewalk infill and more in Brentwood-Darlington, thanks to a Regional Flexible Funds grant.  Now, the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) for accepting that grant goes to City Council on the morning of Wednesday, February 6th. With the completion of the IGA, the funding finally starts flowing and Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can start design engineering! Please show your support of the City accepting this grant money and let them know how ready we are for our new sidewalks!

Be Extreme: Show Your Love for the Stream!

From Johnson Creek Watershed Council: 

Interested in getting hands-on experience in wildlife monitoring? Come to our Lamprey and Steelhead Surveyor Orientation to learn how you can help us document the distribution of native fish species throughout the watershed.

Want to improve habitat quality? We have several invasive removal and native species planting restoration work parties this month, all leading up to our largest event of the year- our 21st annual Watershed Wide Restoration Extreme! Choose from ten locations to help us weed, plant, and mulch our way to a healthier watershed. To thank you for your hard work rejuvenating this unique watershed, there will be free pizza parties at two locations. Register soon before your ideal restoration destination fills up!

Restoration Work Party at Tideman Johnson

  • February 2, 9 am – 12 pm
  • 4401 SE Johnson Creek Blvd, Portland, OR 97222
  • More details HERE

Bare Root Planting

  • February 9, 9 am – 12 pm
  • 16160 SE Powell Blvd, Portland, OR 97236
  • More details HERE

Lamprey and Steelhead Surveyor Orientation

  • February 16, 10 am – 12:30 pm
  • 4033 SE Woodstock Blvd, Portland, OR 97202
  • More details HERE

Restoration Work Party at Errol Heights

  • February 16, 9 am – 12 pm
  • SE 52nd and Tenino Drive, Portland, OR 97206
  • More details HERE

21st Annual Watershed Wide Restoration Extreme!

  • March 2, 8:45 am – 12 pm
  • 10 Restoration work parties to choose from throughout the watershed
  • More details HERE

Questions? Please contact courtney@jcwc.org

February 2019 Public Board Meeting Agenda

Join us for our monthly meeting, February 7th, 7:00-9:00PM, Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206)!

Special Guest:
State Representative Karin Power

Venga a nuestra renunión mensual, 7 de Febrero a las 7-9 de la tarde, El Centro de la Comunidad de Brentwood-Darlington (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206)!

Invitado Especial:
Representante Estatal Karin Power

Summer Camps at Learning Gardens Lab

Are you looking for an amazing summer camp for your youngster right here in Brentwood-Darlington?  Look no further than Ecology in Classrooms and Outdoors at our very own Learning Gardens Laboratory!  This local nonprofit brings hands-on ecology experiences to area youth in grades K-6th. Click the links above to learn more and register your child today!

Final Errol Heights Park Design and Survey Results

Final Errol Heights Park design concept presented at the January 2019 Community Advisory Committee

The final Errol Heights Park design concept was presented at the January 19, 2019 Community Advisory Committee meeting.  Click here or on the image above to view larger. To view the results of Portland Parks & Recreation’s online survey from December 2018, click here.  To view the results of the open house with comments and appendices, click here.