PPS Bond Renewal Virtual town Hall

A message from Portland Public Schools

From Portland Public Schools: The 2020 School Bond Renewal virtual town hall at 6PM this Thursday, June 25. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, we are holding the meeting online only, but it will feature breakout sessions and virtual rooms. To participate, please RSVP.  

If you would like to watch the town hall, it will be broadcast on the PPS live-stream site. You can also send direct feedback via email to schoolbond@pps.net.

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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.

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.

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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How to Care for Your Young Tree with PPR Urban Forestry

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Photo from Portland Parks & Recreation. Description: A woman plants a young tree in a grassy area.

Thursday, June 11, 2020, 12:00pm – 1:00pm

Offered Online via Zoom

Summer starts on June 20, 2020! Are you and your young tree ready for the heat?

The first three to five years may be the difference between a young tree dying or doing great! That is why taking special care to give your new tree a good start is so important. In this online workshop, Urban Forestry staff will help you know what to look for, so you can be confident that young trees in your neighborhood are going to be the best they can be.

Please pre-register, Zoom details to participate will be sent by email.

Register here.

Ask An Arborist!

Got Tree Questions? Get Answers During “Ask an Arborist” from PPR Urban Forestry!

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Photo from Portland Parks & Recreation. Description: A tree trunk with rough bark, fern fronds, and moss.

What’s an Arborist? An arborist is a professional who specializes in the care, management, and study of trees.

What are some of the questions you have about trees? Is there something you have always wanted to know about that one interesting tree in your neighborhood? Portland Parks and Recreation arborists will answer your questions in a live question and answer presentation on June 16, 2020 at 1:00pm.

Registration is required to ask questions, so sign up today and ask your tree question or submit photographs online by June 5 HERE.

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!

Advanced Tree Pruning with PPR Urban Forestry

Understanding trees from the inside out helps when it is time to prune!
Photo from Portland Parks and Recreation. Description: Three people in safety vests discuss tree pruning outside.

Wednesday, June 3, 2020, 11:00 am – 12:00pm
Offered Online via Zoom

Many arborists will tell you that pruning is both a science and an art; the art of making a proper cut matched with an understanding of the tree’s biology and mechanics.

Learning how trees grow and how they respond to various pruning cuts will help you master common pruning techniques.

Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry staff will host an online Advanced Pruning class on June 3, 2020; prior participation in an introductory pruning class is recommended.

Please pre-register, Zoom details to participate will be sent by email.

The workshop will begin promptly at 11:00 am with the presentation followed by a question and answer period.

For questions, please contact: ufvolunteers@portlandoregon.gov.

Register here.