Improve Beaver Habitat at Errol Heights Park

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Errol Heights Natural Area (Inner SE Portland)

Saturday, October 21, 9:00 AM-noon

Join Portland Parks & Recreation and the Friends of Errol Heights to complete important ecological enhancement projects at this little gem of a Park. Keep your eye out for beaver, ducks and other wildlife as you volunteer alongside other community members! Wear long thick pants, a long-sleeved shirt and sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle, rain gear and sunhat. Instruction, tools, gloves, water, coffee/tea and snacks provided. Children welcome, and must be accompanied by an attentive adult.

Meet at: SE 52nd & SE Tenino Dr.  From Woodstock St., drive south on SE 52nd to SE Tenino Dr. (watch for a dirt road on your right, which is Tenino Dr.) Park along SE 52nd. Please be aware not to block neighbor’s driveways. From Johnson Creek Blvd., drive north on SE 45th Place, which turns into Harney Drive. Turn left onto SE 52nd and park near the next turnoff to Tenino Dr.

Tri-met bus: #75 will drop you off at SE 45th & Tenino Dr. Walk about 200 feet south on SE 45th and walk the trail through the natural area to the SE 52nd St. entrance (~ ½ mile).

Bike/Walk on the Springwater Corridor trail: www.PortlandOregon.gov/parks/springwatermap. Exit trail at the SE 45th St. entrance and then ride a short distance north and up the slight hill on Harney Drive. Turn left onto SE 52nd and left again onto SE Tenino Dr., which is a dirt road.

For more information contact Susan at: susan.hawes@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-6131 by 3:00pm on Friday, October 20. Day of event call Paul: 503-348-7681 or text/call Susan: 503-823-5937.

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Leach Botanical Garden Tree Walk Crowdfunding Campaign

For decades Leach Botanical Garden has been an enchanting refuge in East Portland – and now they are about to take bold steps toward becoming a garden for everyone, both in East Portland and around the region. The centerpiece will be a tree walk – 30 feet off the ground – giving visitors of all ages and abilities the chance to experience a truly unique urban garden and forest.

Find out more about this great project on their site!

Neighborhood Small Grants for 2018

Neighborhood Small Grants support projects that empower and involve community members to shape and create their neighborhoods.  Are you interested in grants for our community?  From now until January 8, 2018, interested parties can submit grants for funding ranging from $300-$4,000, with over $24,000 available total!

There will be two in person workshops on November 8th and November 18th. To register please click here!  If you are unable to attend a workshop, they will also be hosting two online webinars for interested community members on November 16th and December 5th.  To register for the November webinar please click here. For the December webinar please click here.

Applications are due by 4 PM on Monday, January 8, 2018. Applications can be submitted by email, mail, or dropped off at the SE Uplift Office. Email submission is preferred.  For more information, visit Southeast Uplift’s website.

SEUL Event: Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon

Power, Privilege, and Racial Diversity in Oregon,” a free conversation with Willamette University professor Emily Drew on Thursday, October 26th at 10 am at Southeast Uplift, 3534 SE Main St Portland, OR 97214.

This program is hosted by SE Uplift and sponsored by Oregon Humanities. Through the Conversation Project, Oregon Humanities offers free programs that engage community members in thoughtful, challenging conversations about ideas critical to our daily lives and our state’s future. For more information about free this community discussion, please contact Muz Afzal at (503)232-0010 ext 319.

Library Event: Weatherization Workshop

Weatherization Workshop at Woodstock Library, October 24th, 2017, 5:30-7:30PM.

Anyone can make weatherization improvements at home – whether you own or rent, whether you’re in an apartment, mobile home, or house – you can make basic improvements to make your home more comfortable by saving energy and money. Learn how to implement simple measures to lower home energy use and by installing effective weatherization materials using basic tools such as scissors and screwdriver. Each participating income-qualified Multnomah County household receives a free kit of materials.  Each kit includes reusable vinyl storm window kits, door weatherstripping, pipe insulation, rope caulk and more. Register online with the Community Energy Project.

Note: In the event there are not enough people pre-registered, the program will be cancelled.

Learning Garden Labs Harvest Festival 2017

It’s that time of year for the Annual Harvest Festival at the Learning Gardens Lab. Bring the whole family for a celebration of autumn with us 🍁🍃🎃! They will also be hosting a donation drive for Puerto Rico.

Check out the farm stand, pumpkin patch and get a garden tour from their wonderful staff and volunteer members!  There will be kids activities and crafts such as posie making and pumpkin painting. Rain or shine they will be out there! Don’t forget to stop by the BDNA table and say, “Hi!”

Download, print, and share their poster here!

Register by October 17th to Vote in November Special Election

Register to Vote in Multnomah County’s November Special Election by October 17th

A November Special Election is only seven weeks away on Tuesday, November 7, for eligible voters in Multnomah County. Local ballot measures will be on the ballot and not any candidate races. Ballots are scheduled to be mailed on October 18 with November 2nd indicated as the last day to safely mail return a ballot.

The voter registration deadline for this election is October 17 and only eligible voters who live within the boundaries of the local districts on the ballot will receive a ballot. Portland Community College, Alto Park Water and Hillsboro School are the districts on the ballot.

Oregon voters may register online at www.oregonvotes.gov/myvote or fill out a paper Oregon Voter Registration Card available at the elections office, public library, Oregon DMV, or post office.

Further information about voting and how to track a ballot is available on the Multnomah County November Special Election webpage. The county’s Election Division website also offers information to check if one is registered to vote, voting opinions, a military and overseas voters’ guide and more election information.