About East Columbia -- East Columbia is a very unique neighborhood due to its wetlands, open space and drainage ways combined with residential, industrial, and agricultural uses.



Trees in Portland

Take Portland's Tree Planting Survey -
How can we best provide trees for everyone?
Share your opinions about tree planting in this short survey that closes July 5.
Help the City of Portland develop its tree planting strategy to ensure that all residents have access to trees. Currently, tree canopy in Portland is not equitably distributed throughout the city: lower income neighborhoods have significantly lower tree canopy than other neighborhoods.
Portland Parks & Recreation's Urban Forestry is partnering with community members, stakeholders, and Portland State University to identify the best ways to expand tree canopy access for all residents. Feedback from this short survey will help us understand opportunities and barriers to tree planting in our communities.

Learn more about the Citywide Tree Planting Strategy at
Branch Out PDX.


Explore the Columbia Slough


The Columbia Slough Watershed Council presents its annual Explorando el Columbia Slough, a bilingual nature festival with fun educational activities for the whole family! Guests enjoy guided canoe rides, music and dance, storytelling, community groups, nature crafts and more. 

Date: Saturday, June 24th, 2017
Time: 1-5pm, volunteer shifts vary
Colwood Golf Course
7323 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR, 97218

With your help, over 500 community members have the opportunity explore their watershed and walk away with tips for low-cost sustainable lifestyles!

Click here to learn more and register.
El Columbia Slough Watershed Council presenta su festival anual Explorando el Columbia Slough, un evento bilingüe y divertido para toda la familia. Los invitados disfrutarán de paseos guiados en canoa, música y danza, cuentos, grupos comunitarios, manualidades y mucho más. 

Fecha: Saturday, June 24th, 2017
Hora: 1-5pm, volunteer shifts vary
Colwood Golf Course
7323 NE Columbia Blvd.
Portland, OR, 97218

Con tu ayuda, más de 500 miembros de la comunidad tendran la oportunidad de explorar su cuenca hidrográfica y aprender nuevos consejos para estilos de vida sostenibles de bajo costo!

Haz click aqui para aprender mas y registrarte.



ORRCO Informational Meeting Public Notice


The Oregon Department of Environmental Quality is holding an information meeting regarding a complex permit modification application for Oil Re-Refining Company (ORRCO) located at 4150 N Suttle Road in Portland, Oregon.

ORRCO operates a used oil re-refinery taking deliveries of used oil and processing them into reusable oil and fuel. ORRCO proposes to modify their existing air permit by removing and modifying existing processes, adding new processes, upgrading existing control technology, and adding new control technology. The solid waste permit is for the treatment and material recovery of oil contaminated materials and other spent materials.

You can access the public notice here: http://www.oregon.gov/deq/Get-Involved/Pages/Public-Notices.aspx

The air quality permit modification application and solid waste permit application can be accessed here: http://www.oregon.gov/deq/Programs/Pages/NP-Odor-Investigation.aspx

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