2019 Orange Egg Drop Sets New Donation Record!

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association is so grateful to neighboring Hopecity Church for donating over $3400 raised at their annual Orange Egg Drop event!  Our largest donation ever from this event!  For the third year, Hopecity Church has generously added a fundraising component to this community event.  We are incredibly appreciative of these funds and excited to put them towards more community events for our neighbors in Brentwood-Darlington.

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Leach Botanical Gardens April/May 2019 Events

Leach Botanical Gardens April/May 2019 Events

The bridge at SE 122nd Ave is OPEN!

PLANT SALE, Saturday, April 13th, 9:00AM (LBG Friends), 9:30AM (general) to 2:00PM at Floyd Light Middle School.

SPRING BIRDS IN THE GARDEN with Laura Whittemore, April 21, 9:00AM- 12:00PM This workshop takes the mystery out of bird observation and identification by giving you the tools to see the whole bird—not just its color, but its shape, size, pattern, behavior, and more. Bring binoculars if you have them and dress for the weather. Meet at the Manor House. $30 General/ $25 LBG Friends

SHINRIN YOKU TOUR, Saturday, April 27, 2019, 11:00AM – 12:00PM Leach Garden is a powerful place of respite in bustling SE Portland. Join us for a soothing, expansive walk through the forest, meadow, and creek side.

BOTANICAL ECO-DYEING, April 28, 9:00AM – 4:00PM Textile artist Anna Zell will lead you step-by-step through the eco-printing process and you’ll take home your own eco-printed silk noil and either crepe de chine or charmeuse silk scarf. Cost: $125 general/$115 LBG Friend. Includes all silk fabric and dying supplies.

CREATING WILDLIFE HABITAT TREES, Saturday, May 4, 11:00AM-12:30PM More than a quarter of woodland wild-life species use dead and dying trees for food, shelter, and cover. Learn how snags can be coaxed into critical habitat with Board Certified Master Arborist and PCC instructor Anne LeSenne. Meet at the entrance to the Claybourne Parking Lot. $25.00 General/$20.00 LBG Friend

NATIVE BEE WORKSHOP Saturday, May 11, 1:00-4:00PM Join Jess Tyler for an overview of Oregon’s native bees, an examination of bees through dissecting scopes, followed by a chance to catch and release some as we take a guided tour through the Garden. $20 general/$15 LBG Friend

CHILDREN’S NATURE FAIR, Saturday, May 18, 10:00AM-2:00PM  Please let Annie Winn know if you’d like to volunteer!

LILLA LIT, Sunday, May 19th, 4:00-6:00PM. We’re thrilled to announce Lilla Lit, a new signature literary reading series held at Leach Botanical Garden. Please join us for the inaugural Lilla literary event on the East Terrace to hear from these six acclaimed Portland authors: Justin Hocking, Apricot Irving, Keetje Kuipers, Nastashia Minto, Liz Prato, and Liz Scott. $10 suggested donation at the door.

Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Clean-Up 2019!

Join us for our annual neighborhood clean-up event!

Bring your bulky waste, scrap metal and wood, furniture, yard debris, and more! NO COMMERCIAL LOADS!

Suggested Donation:
Car/Minivan $30
Truck/Van $40
Mattress $10
Trailer $35

We accept cash, checks, and cards. Please make checks out to, “BDNA.”  Look for our flier in the May issue of the The Bee to save $5! 

RSVP for this event on Facebook or NextDoor to stay up to date!

So what is “bulky waste”? Things like chairs, sofas, lamps, mattresses, old doors, piles of cardboard or bales of old newspapers, or anything else that cannot be left curbside for regular waste pick-up. We also accept scrap metal like washers, dryers, and dishwashers, old metal chairs, poles, wire, cable, ducts, and locks. Plus, drop off your yard waste that can’t go in the compost bin; like branches, vines, bushes, small trees, and stumps.

Please note, the list of prohibited materials was updated April 11, 2019 to reflect new rules.  

As per Metro, we cannot accept:

  • Building/construction/demolition materials, including:
  • Flooring: vinyl tiles, vinyl sheet, mastic
  • Walls: Painted wood, plaster, decorative plaster
  • Siding: cement siding, shingles, “Transite”
  • Ceilings: acoustical tiles, “popcorn” and spray-on texture
  • Insulation: spray-applied, blown-in, vermiculite
  • Electrical: wire insulation, panel partitions
  • Other: fire doors, fire brick, fire proofing
  • Home and office appliances
  • Computers/components, monitors or TVs
  • Food in any form, including kitchen garbage/food waste
  • Refrigerators/freezers or air conditioners (containing Freon or ammonia)
  • Hazardous waste
  • Batteries (all kinds)
  • Paint
  • Chemicals
  • Toilets
  • Tires
  • Railroad ties
  • Barrels
  • Propane tanks
  • Explosives
  • Lead containing materials
  • Oil, mercury, or PCBs
  • Fluorescent bulbs & ballast
  • Marijuana (in any form)

 

Easter Events in Brentwood-Darlington

2019 Easter Events in Brentwood-Darlington

Multiple events make Easter celebrations easy in beautiful Brentwood-Darlington!

Hopecity Church Orange Egg Drop (Pre-registration required!)
Saturday, April 13th at Brentwood Park, 10:00AM-12:00PM

Grandview Baptist Church ‘The Hunt’ (Free! Register on site!)
Sunday, April 14th at Brentwood Park, 4:30-6:00PM

Moose Lodge Breakfast with the Easter Bunny ($5 and under for breakfast, egg hunt is free!)
Saturday, April 20th at Portland Family Moose Center (7414 SE 52nd Ave), 9:00AM-12:00PM

2019 Orange Egg Drop Event Registration Opens in March!

Save the date! Hopecity Church’s 8th Annual Egg Drop at Brentwood Park is Saturday, April 13th, 2019!

Registration Dates:

  • Sunday, March 10th: Pre-Registration in-person at Hopecity Church
  • Monday, March 11th: Open online registration (always free for the Brentwood Darlington neighbors – but it sells out in less than a day!)

Generous neighbors who purchase a donation ticket directly benefit the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association.  Last year’s donation from this event was over $2,000!  The BDNA is grateful to Hopecity Church for using their event to give back to our neighborhood.

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!

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