Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Summer Fun Events

Upcoming events from the Columbia Slough Watershed Council. 

I've been to many of their events and they are always interesting informative and fun.

Slough Tour: Vanport Flood

image from City of Portland Fire BureauWed, May 30, 4 - 5pm
Delta Park / Vanport Park & Ride, 1940 N Victory Blvd, Portland

Honor the 64th year since the tragic 1948 flood of Vanport City. Learn about the history of Vanport (the second-largest city in Portland at the time and predominantly African-American) and the specifics of the flood at this outdoor tour at the historic site. Free, RSVPs requested.

Cycle the Well Field

Discussing the Slough by bicycleSat, June 2, 8:45am - 1:30pm
Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station,
9920 NE Cascades Pkwy, Portland

Bring your bike and your friends for a tour of Portland's drinking water wells! Experts from the Portland Water Bureau and the Columbia Slough Watershed Council will lead this 16-mile trip on easy terrain. Learn about the safety, functionality and history of Portland's underground drinking water system, which supplements the main supply from the Bull Run. Helmets required; light refreshments provided; recommended for ages 12+. Meet at Aloft Portland Airport at Cascade Station. Free. Pre-registration required.


Bring Your Own Boat Paddle

Paddling on the SloughWed, June 20, 5:30-7:30pm
Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, 7040 NE 47th Ave, Portland

Load up your own canoe or kayak for a springtime paddle! Council Member and naturalist Troy Clark will lead this group trip in search of otters, turtles, and osprey. $5 suggested donation, suitable for adults and teens 12+, pre-registration requested.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Taking Care Of Your Fruit Trees

Portland Parks & Recreation Summer Fruit Tree Care Class
Class # 383054 
Register at 503-823-PLAY or www.portlandparks.org
June 12 7:00 to 8:30 PM
June 19 7:00 to 8:30 PM
June 26 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Location: Columbia Children's Arboretum Orchard 10040 NE 6th Drive Just east of Jubitz
Cost $15.00

Learn the basics of summer fruit tree care. Each class will include a lecture and hands-on practice working in the Columbia Children's Orchard.  Topics include; common insect and disease problems and their control measures, tree selection, summer pruning, tree structure and fruit thinning. Class will provide information about all aspects of apples, pears, plums, cherries, and peach trees.   Class will be taught by Clackamas Community College Professor Bruce Nelson and parks staff.   No pruning experience necessary tools provided. Question 503-823-1650 trees@portlandoregon.gov

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

BNA May Meeting

Monday, May 14, 2012
7 PM @ Columbia Pioneer School
716 N. Marine Dr., Portland, OR


Election of Board Members May 2012
The BNA Board recommends the following for the BNA 2012-2013 Board:
( ) YES, Elect all nominated candidate OR Vote below by candidate name
( ) Richard Brown ( ) Brian Stipak
( ) Bill Coffman ( ) Leslie Sawyer
( ) Ann Neuenschwander ( ) Elizabeth Sanders
( ) Jon Peterson ( ) Scott Niesen
( ) Dustin Pruitt ( ) John Powell
( ) Matt Whitney ( ) Chuck Wilson
( ) Walter Valenta ( ) OTHER (write in)
( )_________________ ( ) __________________
Ballots must be cast before or at the May 14th, 2012 BNA meeting. The ballots will be counted at this meeting. The newly elected board will then elect officers.


The Possibility of Obtaining a Waiver for the Flood Zone on Bridgeton Road UPDATE

This is an important issue for everyone who owns property on Bridgeton Road and the levee to the west.
We need to quickly respond to this opportunity to get a change. 


Stormwater Management Fee Discussion UPDATE
We will review the issues and discuss possible actions that may be needed by the people who live on Bridgeton.
If you have questions or comments, please send an e-mail to
Leslie Sawyer, Matt Whitney, Co-Chairs, Bridgeton Neighborhood Association

Wednesday, May 02, 2012

Sunday Parkways

It's Sunday Parkways time again!!

That means it's time to get your bike out and go riding!!

The Northeast route is on May 13th from 11 to 4

The North route is on June 24th [same time]

You can find information and download route maps at: http://portlandsundayparkways.org

Maybe we could get a group together for one of these?