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.

04

Apr

Arboretum care


On April 13th over 50 volunteers will participate in an event in the Columbia Children's Arboretum from 9am - 12n. 
 
While no more volunteers are needed, residents of ECNA should be grateful for all the efforts of these volunteers.

They will mulch hundreds of native trees and shrubs that were planted this past winter!  They may also take out some weedy introduced plants, if time allows.  These Tree Care events help to ensure the highest level of plant survival through our dry summer months.
The event is sponsored by Friends of Trees,Portland Parks and Recreation, and Rosemary Anderson High school students.
If you get a chance stop in and thank them for all their work.
 
Columbia Children's Arboretum Tree Care (NE Portland)
WhenSat, April 13, 8:45am – 12:00pm
Where10040 NE 6th Dr, Portland, OR 97211, USA (map)
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Thank you for your interest!  This work party is now full and closed to further volunteer support -- please consider any of our other open events, and thank you for your consideration!

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Join us as we mulch hundreds of native trees and shrubs that were planted this past winter!  We may also take out some weedy introduced plants, if time allows.  Our Tree Care events help to ensure the highest level of plant survival through our dry summer months.

Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. The event will start promptly at 9:00am. We provide breakfast snacks and hot chocolate/coffee, as well as gloves, tools and guidance. Please come dressed for the weather, wear sturdy shoes (no sandals of any kind, please!)--and get ready to have fun!

Under age 18? A signed youth waiver is required for you to volunteer. We ask that youth 15 years and younger are accompanied by an adult.

Please contact Jenny, Pablo, or Carey at (503) 595-0213 // This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
" target="_blank"> This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you have questions or need any further information. We look forward to seeing you out there!

Accessible on Bus Line 6. For more directions, visit https://trimet.org/.
 

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Anne Marie Santos 
Pronouns: she/her/hers
Green Space Senior Specialist
Friends of Trees
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office: 503.467.2522
cell: 847.962.7075
 

GET YOUR HANDS DIRTY, MAKE YOUR COMMUNITY HEALTHIER.

Volunteer at a community tree-planting event ...  friendsoftrees.org/volunteer



03

Apr

Grant applications

Announcing the 2019 North Portland Trust fund grant program.

Attached are information and application for the grant selection committee, grant instructions and grant application.

You can also find these documents at    https://www.npnscommunity.org/fund-my-project/local-funds/#trstfd

Grant application deadline is May 15, 2019 2:00 pm.

We are looking to re-build the grant selection committee. Those who participate on the grant selection committee are also eligible to submit a grant application. If this interests you, please complete the grant selection application. (Grant selection member application due May 1, 2019).

Neighborhoods including Kenton, Arbor Lodge, Overlook and University Park will be coordinating their own grant programs.

Neighborhoods outside of those boundaries such as Bridgeton, Cathedral Park, East Columbia, Hayden Island, Portsmouth, Piedmont and St. Johns can use the attached grant application.

If you have questions, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Mary Jaron Kelley
Associate Program Director | North Portland Neighborhood Services
Office of Community & Civic Life
Historic Kenton Firehouse
2209 N. Schofield Street

Portland, Oregon 97217
503-823-4099 (office)

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16

Mar

Gertz & Vancouver Way

Persistence Pays Off

Check out the newly improved intersection of N.E. Vancouver Way and N.E. Gertz Road. As of March 14, it now has four stop signs instead of two, plus four striped pedestrian crosswalks. How did this four-way stop come to be? People power!

Eight years ago, East Columbia residents Dick Towle, Gyrid Hyde Towle, Maryhelen Kincaid, Lorna Baxter and Carolyn May started lobbying the Portland Bureau of Transportation to include this corner in their Transportation Improvement Plan. The ECNA board at the time joined them in working with TriMet, Jubitz Travel Center, Deltawood, Fox Run, FedEx, Oak Harbor Freight Lines and PBOT.

Every year, the polite but firm public testimony of East Columbia neighbors continued. So much time went by that Dick passed away and Carolyn moved to another area. But now, PBOT has made the changes and that intersection is much safer—proof that persevering citizen involvement gets results.

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