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.
Come visit us! The Multnomah County Master Gardener Demonstration Garden in SE Portland is now open to the public! After a very long and bumpy road since March of 2020, we can now invite anyone who wants to visit to stop by and check out our garden.
The garden occupies around an acre of land. It includes raised garden beds where you can see different gardening techniques for growing a variety of vegetables, small fruits, and herbs. Visitors to the garden can observe a variety of growing methods, from trellising plants to pruning methods. You can ask questions of the knowledgeable gardener volunteers. Produce harvested at the garden is donated to local food banks.
The garden also boasts several perennial beds with informational signage to educate visitors. We follow organic gardening practices; our garden is a Certified Backyard Habitat space and is striving to become a pollinator parkway in SE Portland.
Visit the garden throughout the spring, summer and early fall on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9am to 12noon. Other days are sometimes available.
The garden is located in SE Portland. Our pedestrian gate is on SE 57th Ave just south of Duke. Parking is on the street on the east side of 57th at that gate. Simply follow the short gravel path to the garden. We hope to see you there soon!
Come work with us! A simple orientation process is all that is needed to be cleared to work beside us and learn with us. All levels of gardening experience are welcomed!Contact information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the improvements happening on near Flavel Park as part of the Springwater Connector Neighborhood Greenway project! To sign up for updates on this and other land use and transportation projects in Brentwood-Darlington, email email@example.com. Photos courtesy of Stephenie F., Chair of the Brentwood-Darlington Neighborhood Association (BDNA) Land Use and Transportation Committee (LUTC).
Although their public health assessment work is now complete, there are ongoing soil and water cleanup activities occurring at the PCC facility. PCC was also recently called into the Cleaner Air Oregon program, where it will be required to conduct a health-based risk assessment of its emissions. These activities are led by DEQ with support and consultation from the OHA Environmental Public Health team.
Questions or concerns? Contact the Environmental Public Health Team at Oregon Health Authority by email or phone at (503)-269-3689.
As we shared Thursday night, Portland Public Schools will extend spring break, beginning Monday, March 16 with a plan for students to return to schools on Wednesday, April 1 (staff will be expected to return on Monday, March 30, two days earlier). During this time, all school activities, including athletic events and practices, are canceled. We know that many families depend on schools not only for their students’ education, but also for meals, child care, access to health services and other supports. We are working quickly to identify ways to provide services to students and families during the extended break:
Oregon announced its first presumptive case of novel coronavirus, COVID-19, on February 28, 2020. Health officials continue investigating as they urge good hand hygiene, covering coughs and staying home if you are sick.
For details on the case and advice to keep you and your family safe, please read the press release:
Order online March 1st-15th, 2020 at sparrowhawknativeplants.com and pick up Saturday, April 11th, 2020 at Learning Gardens Lab (6801 SE 60th Ave, 97206) in Brentwood-Darlington neighborhood, SE Portland. Experts will be on hand at the pickup event to talk about pollinators, water conservation, native plants, and sustainable gardening from 10:00AM-4:30PM. If you missed the order window, shop the Overstock Flash Sale at the end of the pickup event, 4:00PM – 4:30PM.