Final Call for Free Gardening Program

Final call for Fall Gardeners – Free Gardening program!

Growing Gardens is signing up families to participate in their Home Gardens program. They support you with garden beds, seeds, plant starts and educational resources for 3 years for FREE. Families or individuals who have limited resources or are on SNAP will qualify for the program. Contact Gabi at (628-400-7345) or gabi@growing-gardens.org before Fall sign-ups close next week!

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Donors Choose Project at Woodmere Elementary

Wiggle Wobble Learn! Support Woodmere Students with Donors Choose!

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About the Project from Ms. Breen at Woodmere Elementary School: My students are currently making their hard metal chairs wobble chairs and their actions are telling us what they need! These requested chairs will help them be able to move their bodies in ways they need to in order to focus on the learning they have been so desperately missing in person. This also helps with social distancing and anxiety, as many students feel nervous with school not feeling the same as they are 2 years older and the world has changed. These chairs are easy to move and easy to sanitize. Even the hexagon seat is fun to slide your hands on!

Click here to read more and donate to the project.

BD Community Clean Up & Picnic this Saturday!

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From local Facebook group Brentwood-Darlington Connected Neighbors:

Brentwood Darlington Neighborhood Clean-up and Picnic
Date:
Saturday, September 11th, 2021
Location: Brentwood Park (6550 SE 60th Ave), meet near the tennis courts
Time: 9:00AM – 11:30AM Park Clean-Up, 11:30AM – 3PM Neighborhood Picnic

Please join us for a park & neighborhood clean-up in the morning and party in the afternoon!
We will be meeting by the tennis courts & have coffee, water, snacks, some clean up supplies, and PPE donated by local healthcare union OFNHP and other neighbors. Consider bringing gloves and any clean-up equipment you currently have on hand. Sharps containers will available with help from SOLVE.

After the clean-up there will be a picnic for families to get to know each other. Please bring a lunch or buy food from It’s Nacho Problem, a local food cart. There will be a hot wing eating contest, and Mending Bloc will be there with mending kits and other knowledge! Music and fun for all!

Hosted by the admins of Brentwood-Darlington Connected Neighbors group. Please join us on Facebook if you live in the neighborhood. We’d love volunteers to play music or help out. Please reach out in the group with any questions.

New BDNA Work Group!

Starting September 16th, 2021, join us for the new BDNA Work Group happening the third Thursday of the month at 6:30PM! We’ll work on events planning, discuss neighborhood issues, develop new ideas, and more!

September’s focus will be working on the Virtual Fireplace Gathering and the Halloween Festival.


¡A partir del 16 de septiembre de 2021, únase a nosotros para el nuevo Grupo de Trabajo de la BDNA que tendrá lugar el tercer jueves de cada mes a las 6:30 p.m.! ¡Trabajaremos en la planificación de eventos, discutiremos problemas del vecindario, desarrollaremos nuevas ideas y más!

El enfoque de septiembre estará trabajando en el Encuentro de Chimenea Virtual y el Festival de Halloween.


Начиная с 16 сентября 2021 года, присоединяйтесь к нам в новой Рабочей группе BDNA в третий четверг каждого месяца в 18:30! Мы будем работать над планированием мероприятий, обсуждать проблемы соседства, разрабатывать новые идеи и многое другое!

В сентябре основное внимание будет уделено мероприятию сообщества виртуальных каминов и фестивалю Хэллоуина.


Bắt đầu từ ngày 16 tháng 9 năm 2021, hãy tham gia cùng chúng tôi trong Nhóm làm việc mới của BDNA vào thứ Năm thứ ba hàng tháng lúc 6:30 chiều! Chúng tôi sẽ làm việc về lập kế hoạch sự kiện, thảo luận về các vấn đề của khu vực lân cận, phát triển các ý tưởng mới và hơn thế nữa!

Trọng tâm của tháng 9 sẽ là làm việc về Thu thập lò sưởi ảo và Lễ hội Halloween.

Community Care Day 2021 TOMORROW!

Tomorrow, August 28th, is the Portland Public Schools (PPS) Community Care Day for 2021 from 9AM-12PM! Support our three Brentwood-Darlington Schools by joining of the events happening. Neighbors of all ages and abilities are welcome! Please see below for notes from each of our local schools.

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It’s the second Soak-It-Week of 2021!

Despite the cooler weather and light showers over the weekend, we still need to water our trees! It’s the second week of Trees for Life Oregon’s official Soak-It-Weeks (held the last week of every July and August).

Time to get those buckets out and fill them up!  Remember, young trees in Portland need 15 to 20 gallons of water once a week during their first 2 to 3 summers. To ensure more mature trees also survive and remain healthy, they should be watered at least monthly during summer. Buckets need to be refilled four to ten times to fully water a tree. 

If you received a bucket from one of our events, remember to face the label side towards the tree you are watering!

Use hashtag #bdsoakitweek to share your tree watering photos!

Want to make your own bucket? Skip to the 30 second mark on the video above to see how to do it!  Trees for Life recommends three holes, spaced about 6″ apart on one side of the bucket. Contact us for your free label so you always know which side should face the tree when watering.

This project made possible by:

Thank you to BDNA Land Use Committee volunteers Kim Hill and Loralie Cole, Jim Gersbach and Kyna Rubin from Trees for Life Oregon, and Ana Meza from ROSE Community Development Lents Youth Initiative for making Brentwood-Darlington Soak-It-Week possible!

Lower SE Rising Area Plan

BDNA Note: Please take the survey linked at the bottom before September 6th, 2021!

From Portland Bureau of Transportation:

BPS and PBOT launch latest planning effort: Lower Southeast Rising Area Plan

City bureaus to address the historic lack of infrastructure investment in this area of Southeast and East Portland; seek community input to guide healthy community development.

The Bureau of Planning and Sustainability (BPS) and Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) are collaborating with community members to assess land use and transportation issues for Brentwood-Darlington and portions of the Lents, Ardenwald-Johnson Creek, Mt Scott-Arleta, and Woodstock neighborhoods. This new planning effort is called the Lower Southeast Rising Area Plan.

The bureaus recognize the historic lack of infrastructure investment in this area of East Portland. So they are seeking community input to guide healthy community development for the area, which has many unimproved roads, sidewalk gaps, limited street networks, poor transit service, and few neighborhood commercial amenities.

An active Brentwood-Darlington road with no sidewalk. Photo by PBOT
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PBOT’s Transportation System Plan (TSP)

From Portland Bureau of Transportation:

As Portland grows and changes, so does our transportation system. Learn about the fundamentals that shape the 2035 Transportation System Plan and what that could mean for how you get around Portland.

PBOT’s Transportation System Plan (TSP) Video on YouTube

What is the Transportation System Plan?

The Transportation System Plan (TSP) is the 20-year plan to guide transportation policies and investments in Portland by:

  • Supporting the City’s commitment to Vision Zero by saving lives and reducing injuries to all people using our transportation system
  • Helping transit and freight vehicles to move more reliably
  • Reducing, carbon emissions and promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Keeping more money in the local economy, as we spend less on vehicles and fuel
  • Creating great places

Ready to dig in? Explore our interactive TSP tool to find TSP policies, classifications maps and major projects maps.