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!

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Meal Train

Meal Train helps you help others! 

Know someone who needs a helping hand? Meal Train is a free website that enables you to organize meal-giving for friends or family at a time when they need help most – the arrival of a new baby, a sudden illness or injury, a fire that burns a home, or the loss of a loved one.

At the Meal Train website, you specify your “person in need”, set up a schedule for meal delivery, and invite friends, acquaintances, congregation members, and neighbors to sign up to deliver meals. It’s simple, easy, and free!

Meal Train Plus (at the same website) enables you to organize other kinds of support, such as housework, child care, or lawn care.

Testify for Our Sidewalks on February 6!

WE NEED YOUR HELP!  Testify in person at the February 6th Portland City Council meeting or send your written letters of testimony to the Council Clerk: Karla Moore-Love, 1221 SW 4th, Room 130, Portland, OR 97204

In 2016, neighbors and board members, some with small children in tow, testified before Metro.  This key piece of advocacy secured over $5M for sidewalk infill and more in Brentwood-Darlington, thanks to a Regional Flexible Funds grant.  Now, the intergovernmental agreement (IGA) for accepting that grant goes to City Council on the morning of Wednesday, February 6th. With the completion of the IGA, the funding finally starts flowing and Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) can start design engineering! Please show your support of the City accepting this grant money and let them know how ready we are for our new sidewalks!

FREE-bruary Spay/Neuter Special for Feral and Stray Cats in February!

From Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon: 

The Feral Cat Coalition of Oregon (FCCO) is offering FREE spay/neuter services in February for feral and stray cats. This special is in honor of Spay/Neuter Awareness Month and World Spay Day on February 26th, 2019. Now is the perfect time to spay/neuter cats to prevent litters of kittens in the spring.

Individuals who are feeding feral or stray cats qualify for this special offer, regardless of income or where they live. Services include spay/neuter surgery, vaccines, flea treatment, pain relief medication and an ear-tip for identification. FCCO will also be offering specials for pet cats the last week of February. This special is sponsored by Edward Jones, Shawn Mangum, AAMS, Financial Advisor.

FCCO has humane live traps available to safely catch and transport cats and instructions so even if you haven’t trapped before you’ll be successful. [see trapping video here]

Help the feral and stray cats in your neighborhood this February by improving their welfare and reducing their populations. Surgeries are performed at the FCCO spay/neuter clinic in SW Portland. To schedule an appointment call 503-797-2606 or visit feralcats.com. Space is limited, so call today.

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

February 2019 Public Board Meeting Agenda

Join us for our monthly meeting, February 7th, 7:00-9:00PM, Brentwood-Darlington Community Center (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206)!

Special Guest:
State Representative Karin Power

Venga a nuestra renunión mensual, 7 de Febrero a las 7-9 de la tarde, El Centro de la Comunidad de Brentwood-Darlington (7211 SE 62nd Ave, 97206)!

Invitado Especial:
Representante Estatal Karin Power

U.S. Census Bureau Job Openings

From U.S. Census Bureau: 

The U.S. Census Bureau has immediate job openings! Every 10 years the U.S. Census Bureau is responsible for conducting the nationwide census. While the next census will be taken in 2020, the Census Bureau is recruiting NOW to fill important temporary positions.

These are part time evening and weekend jobs, with very flexible hours. In Multnomah County, they pay $18-$20 an hour.  There is one application portal for multiple job positions. Apply online at http://www.2020census.gov/jobs. This site includes How to Apply, Job Details, Eligibility Requirements, Timelines, FAQs, and more.