PPR Seeks to Close Road for Errol Heights Park

Portland Parks and Recreation (PPR) is seeking to close SE Tenino Court (from SE Tenino Court at SE Tenino Drive to SE Tenino Court at the east end of the Community Garden – see yellow line in aerial photo below) through the Portland Bureau of Transportation.

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Helmets Needed for Woodmere Unicycle Club

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Help Mr. Stultz at Woodmere Elementary give his Unicycle Club students helmets! 

Woodmere Elementary School offers unicycling to boys and girls in grades 2-5. These kids are awesome! They are hard working, committed and focused, often performing at school and neighborhood events.  This great sport was introduced to them in a physical education class.  Students gain confidence in their abilities and improve their skills. Unicycling is hard, helping students develop their perseverance, patience, and focus.

Many of the students wishing to participate in Unicycle Club do not have helmets at home and are unable to afford one.  Students will earn the responsibility of borrowing a unicycle for the entire school year.  Those who forget their helmet at home will be able to borrow one from school, ensuring that safety remains the top priority.

Students attend weekly practice and those that learn to ride earn a t-shirt and have the opportunity to ride in the Junior Rose Parade in June. They also are part of the school-wide performance in June.

Ready to support Woodmere Elementary’s Unicycle Club?

Click here and donate at DonorsChoose.org!

2019 OSU Master Gardener Training Registration NOW OPEN!

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Get the Real Dirt ~ Become a Master Gardener™!

2019 OSU Master Gardener™ Training Registration NOW OPEN!

 Registration is now open for the 2019 OSU Extension Service Master Gardener Training! The training includes all aspects of sustainable gardening in a fun and friendly environment.  Science-based curriculum is offered in a combination of in-person, online classes and hands-on workshops that run February through March.  This unique training is followed by volunteer educational outreach.

Become a garden educator and help your community to grow from the ground up!  Learn more and register TODAY!

A limited number of reduced-fee fellowships and scholarships are available.  The application deadline for the reduced fee slots is November 30, 2018.  For details and a link to the reduced fee slot application, visit our Master Gardener training webpage and scroll down to Option 3. https://extension.oregonstate.edu/mg/metro/become-master-gardener

EPIC Meeting: Portland Police Air Support Unit

Bi-monthly East Portland Involved Citizens (EPIC) Meeting

When: Wednesday November 28, 2018, 6:00-8:00PM

Where: East Precinct Community Room (737 SE 106th Ave, 97216)

Keynote presentation: Portland Police Bureau’s Air Support Unit

When criminals flee from the police they sometimes evade the patrol officers who are pursuing them.

  • Who can follow them when they think they are free from capture?
  • Who can watch them as the drive recklessly through the city?
  • Who sees them run through backyards in the middle of the night?

Join East Portland Involved Citizens (EPIC) when Portland Police Bureau’s Chief Pilot, Sergeant Josh Goldschmidt, will answer these and other questions as he explains the workings of the Air Support Unit. 

Other agenda items:

  • Vision for East Precinct
  •  Name Recognition Interaction
  • East Precinct Update

Bring a friend or neighbor!

Errol Heights Park Community Open House

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From Portland Parks and Recreation:

Help us develop the final design for Errol Heights Park!

December 1, 2018, 10:00AM – 1:00PM
Lane Middle School, 7200 SE 60th Ave (cafeteria)

We have received hundreds of comments about what makes Errol Heights Park special and the types of activities people would like to do there in the future. Based on that feedback, we now have a proposed design for the park.

Join us for this family-friendly, interactive event to help us review and refine the final recommended design.

Can’t make the open house? Take the online survey, open Dec. 1 – 16.

Over 100 people shared their ideas for park programming at the October open house. You can see what they said in our outreach summary on the project website.

Questions? Contact George Lozovoy via email at george.lozovoy@portlandoregon.gov or phone at 503-823-5595.

Community Meeting – PCC Public Health Assessment

From Oregon Health Authority:

Date & Time: November 29th, 2018 @ 6:00pm-8:30pm
Location: Lane Middle School—Library 7200 SE 60th Ave. Portland, OR 97206

Please join the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) for a community meeting on the Precision Castparts Corporation Public Health Assessment (PHA) findings. OHA recently released a PHA which found low health risks from contaminants detected near the facility. Environmental health experts will provide an overview of the findings and process and answer questions.

Schedule:
6:00pm-7:00pm: Open House
7:00pm-8:30pm: Presentation and Q & A Session

Can’t Attend? Other Ways To Get Involved:

LGL Wreath Making Workshop 2018

From Learning Gardens Lab:

Learn how to transform grapevines and evergreen cuttings into beautiful and festive wreaths for your door while supporting the Learning Gardens Laboratory (LGL). Learning Gardens Laboratory volunteers will teach you skills and share design tips to guide you through the wreath making process. No experience necessary!

Bring your creativity, gloves and pruners (if you have them) and take-away your very own unique wreath this year and expertise to recreate a wreath next year, all while supporting our educational farm and garden.

Spaces are limited! CLICK HERE to purchase your ticket!
RSVP on Facebook here
The minimum donation to cover materials is $20.00.

Complimentary coffee, tea, and pastries will be provided.
All of the proceeds from this workshop will go directly to the Learning Gardens Laboratory’s educational programs. Our mission is to cultivate a sustainable future through garden-based education.

For any questions, email Nora Stoelting