5.22.2017

Thanks to all for a great Clean Up and Livability/Litter Patrol day.

We recycled:
1,000 lbs of scrapmetal - Hauling by Juan
10 cubic yards of styrofoam - it all went to Agliyx in Tigard
Tech Net took in about 32 electronic items to recycle or fix for resuse
Les Schwab came and took 36 tires for recycling
The Community Warehouse got 2 chairs, 1 couch, 3 metal bed frames, and 2 mattress/boxspring sets
Scrap got wrapping paper
The ReBuilding Center took a toilet, metal frames, clean wood
In the SWAP area, the Buy Nothing Group helped everyone find a treasure, over 50 people contributed and then found something worth taking home - some came back more than once.
And, for those items too old and tired and used - we sent 2 dumpsters out to the Metro Dump
The Livability/Litter Patrol pick up litter and such along Greeley, Lombard, around Arbor Lodge Park, and Dekum - thank you!

Thanks to our Sponsors, North Portland Neighborhood Services, Metro, Portland Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, New Season's, Arbor Lodge Coffee, Les Schwab, Harper's Playground, Chief Joseph PTO, Buy Nothing Group.

And our volunteers - each got fed and took home a tomato start or two for their efforts:
Bob, Peggy, Bob, Star, Mary Helen, Allen, Nick Cheryl, Betsy,Sandi, Jeffrey, Greg, Maggie, Justin, Joh, Shelley, Shannon, Maggie, Gregory, Jake, Nancy, Juniana, Dale, Terrance, Juan, Lila, Sharon, Mike, Joe, Katy, and Ginger

*** Look for your Green invitation next April or May on your doorstep and join the fun and recycle/reuse.
Funds raised will help host the Arbor Lodge BBQ set for July 20th, 5:30 at Arbor Lodge Park, ALNA will provide hamburgers, hot dogs and veggie burgers - you bring a potluck dish.  And, it will help you host a Block Party - write to us for details.

Thank you all!

5.20.2017

See you at the Cleanup and Litter Pickup Today!


We hope you notice the neighborhood sparkle a little more by the end of the day today.

Cleanup Info:Dump your junk at our spring Clean Up and we'll recycle, re-use and take the rest away! Join us at the parking lot behind Peace Lutheran Church - please enter via N Dekum and Newcastle.
This is a fundraiser for Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association (ALNA), Chief Joseph Elementary School and Harper's Playground so we have a suggested donation of $10/vehicle.
We'll be accepting:* styrofoam - anything marked 6* metal* electronics* SWAP items with a SWAP area - come claim a treasure!* tires* unpainted wood* household junkNO to Construction materials - anything that could contain asbestos/leadNO yard debris (we cannot get reimbursed for it)
Sponsors include: New Seasons Arbor Lodge, Les Schwab Tires, Free Hauling by Juan, Terrance Moses Electronics, The Arbor Lodge, Agliyx - polystyrene recycling, North Portland Neighborhood Services, Peace Lutheran Church, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Metro

Litter Pickup Info:Meet at Arbor Lodge Coffee for a hosted cup of Joe at 9:30. If you don't want free coffee, or want to come later, join us behind Peace Lutheran Church on the grass across from the Clean Up at 10:15. 
Litter patrol is organized by parents who want a meaningful project to do with their kids - so kids welcome! 
Lunch provided for all volunteers, plus we've grown and are giving out free tomato starts.

Come join the fun!

5.19.2017

16 hours until the Clean Up starts!
Hope you'll be there!
Arbor Lodge NA, Harper's Playground, and the Chief Joseph PTO Clean Up is happening -
Saturday, May 20th, 10-2
At the parking lot behind Peace Lutheran Church which is located at 2201 Rosa Parks Way - please enter off Dekum Street from either Denver or any street west of Newcastle.  All will turn south on Newcastle to enter the parking lot and exit via Liberty Street.  Look for Clean Up signs.
Bring your SWAP stuff, come and SWAP
Bring tires, metal, electronics, styrofoam, unpainted wood, junk
NO construction materials that could have asbestos or paint on them.

See you there!  Or, join the Litter Patrol/Livability Group - 9 at Arbor Lodge Coffee, or 10:15 on the grass behind the Church ( just across the street from the Clean Up).

Lunch for all volunteers and a tomato start too!

5.15.2017

Join Us Weds: Ride of Silence and Fundraiser for the Duncan Family

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Join us at Old Gold after the Ride of Silence or anytime on Wednesday 5/17/17 to raise a glass to the Duncans and to improved traffic safety in the neighborhood.

Thanks to our neighborhood bar, The Old Gold, for offering up a portion of their proceeds this Wednesday, May 17 to support the Duncan Family in retrofitting their home for wheelchair accessibility. Our former board member, Brian Duncan, was struck while riding his bike home from Arbor Lodge Park. Brian, an avid hiker, cyclist and dedicated father is now wheelchair bound. They've had to sell their two-story home and move in to a one-story home two blocks north. The new house is in need of ($$) modifications for full accessibility.

Can't make it Wednesday, but want to help out? Check out Two Blocks North to learn how you can donate to the Duncan Family Fund.



5.14.2017

Everyone Welcome: May 18 Neighborhood Meeting


Everyone is invited to our monthly meetings! This month, we will learn about something called the Transportation System Plan (a long-term plan for transportation across the City). We'll also hear about some changes coming to short-term rental regulations and this week's Cleanup/Litter Pickup Day.

See you there!
 
Kenton Firehouse, North Brandon and North Scofield for 6:30 PM  on
May 18, 2017

6:30-Welcome, Introductions, questions  and sign in
6:35-PBOT the transportation plan for Portland. There will a 15 minute presentation, followed by 15 minutes for questions

7:05-Spring Clean UP- Ginger Edwards 
7:35-Short Term Rental Regulations
7:45-Budget, minutes, announcements
8.00-Close and cookies

Just 6 Days to the Clean Up and Litter Pickup!


May 20th is coming up!

Dump your junk at our spring Clean Up and we'll recycle, re-use and take the rest to the dump for you! Join us at the parking lot behind Peace Lutheran Church - please enter via N Dekum and Newcastle.

Are you more of a Litter Patrol kind of volunteer? Meet at Arbor Lodge Coffee for a hosted cup of Joe at 9:30, or if you want to come later, join us behind Peace Lutheran Church on the grass across from the Clean Up at 10:15.  Litter patrol is parents and kids picking up trash to help our neighborhood sparkle!

Lunch provided for all volunteers for both events, plus we've grown and are giving out free tomato starts.

Check your front porch for the green flyer listing more information about both events!
This is a fundraiser for Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association, Chief Joseph PTO and Harper's Playground so we have a suggested donation of $10/vehicle.

We'll be accepting:
* styrofoam - anything marked 6
* metal
* electronics
* SWAP items with a SWAP area - come claim a treasure!
* tires
* unpainted wood
* household junk
NO to Construction materials - anything that could contain asbestos/lead
NO yard debris (we cannot get reimbursed for it)

Sponsors include:  New Seasons Arbor Lodge, Les Schwab Tires, Free Hauling by Juan, Terrance Moses Electronics, The Arbor Lodge, Agliyx - polystyrene recycling, North Portland Neighborhood Services, Peace Lutheran Church, Bureau of Planning and Sustainability and Metro

Come join the fun!

5.08.2017

Triple Header of Terrific! Arbor Lodge Park this Saturday, May 13th, 9-12


*  Love your Park work party - 9-12, meet off Dekum at the west baseball diamond.  Help us keep the Park pesticide and herbicide free by weeding and spreading bark mulch, and we'll buy you lunch afterwards.  Bring a water bottle, we'll have snacks.

*  Young Street Tree Pruning Workshop - 8:45 to 12.  meet off Dekum at the west baseball diamond.  Learn to prune young trees - 3-7 years old by working in a small team of 3-4 with a Certified Arborist.  Learn for free and help street trees in Arbor Lodge grow strong.

*  Mason Bee workshop - 10-12.  meet at the picnic area just north of the playground area.  Master Gardener Mimi Siekman will share info, show you great pictures to aid the conversation, and answer your questions.  Mason Bees do not make honey, but are native pollinators active mid March thru June.

*  Yoga for Kids led by Healthy Kids Yoga Instructors.  This could be impacted by rain, but bring your mat if you want to participate in this activity.

Hope to see you at Arbor Lodge Park this Saturday.

5.01.2017

Notes from May 1st AL Tree Team meeting

Notes from the Arbor Lodge Tree Team meeting, May 1st - next meeting June 5th, 6pm, Lucky Lab

*  1st, we talked about the Young Street Tree Pruning event set for May 13th, starting at Arbor Lodge Park.  This starts at 8:45, meet at the Park near Dekum and the west baseball diamond.

*  2nd, we announced the Park Tree Inventory for Arbor Lodge Park is set for Sept 16th, mark your calendars.  This will help us develop a walking tour of the Park naming the Trees.  

*  we discussed the Omaha Blocks - trees and grass cutting issues.  a) trees - good news, the City Urban Forestry staff will continue to inoculate the Elm Trees in the Omaha Blocks, b)  getting the grass cut in this Tree Park is the responsibility of PBOT.  They have not been cutting with regularity.  ALNA will write a letter to PBOT asking for their planned schedule.  Also, Jen Cairo just confirmed that this summer the YCC Tree Crew will help by pulling weeds around these trees and spreading bark mulch.  Maintenance after that will be the responsibility of neighbors or the AL Tree team.

*  Celebration for Cindy - our newest Heritage Tree - is still pending.  We will schedule it when the plaque for Cindy is ready for installation and when UF staff can schedule it.

*  our larger discussion centered around planting more trees in Arbor Lodge, specifically in the area between Concord Street and I 5, and Lombard and Ainsworth.  
We need to do research to prepare a grant application.  We are looking for help in researching these areas:
1.  Air Quality in Arbor Lodge - we believe that it isn't good and Trees could help improve it, DEQ and Neighbors for Clean Air could be resources.   Does anyone want to volunteer to research this?
2.  Health overlay - maybe the US Forest Service has this info - again, does anyone want to research this?
3.  Tommy is interested in Portland Maps.  We need to learn about this section of our neighborhood, what properties are rentals, landlord info, demographics if possible too.  We will ask Nate to help Tommy learn about how to use Portland maps.  We welcome anyone else interested in helping on this too.
4.  We will develop a letter to go to landlord property owners once we've developed a strong grant application listing our plan in detail
We hope to plant trees in this area - Concord to I 5 -  Ainsworth to Lombard.  We will use the Urban Forestry tree list.  We will also try to work with Friends of Trees and ask if we can join their planting times in Arbor Lodge for this project. 
5.  We hope to recruit an arborists or landscape planner to help us get a wholesale price for trees

Next, we talked about meeting regularly to work on this idea of planting trees and developing a strong grant.  Our next meeting is set for Monday, June 5th 6pm at the Lucky Lab.  All interested folks are welcome.  We will be inviting the Overlook Tree Team to join us and individuals who are Tree Stewards from Piedmont also.  The goal is for all three Tree Teams to thrive.

4.28.2017

First Friday Neighborhood Social - May 5


Join us for our monthly neighborhood social hour on Friday, May 5th, 5-7PM at Lucky Labrador Brew Pub on N Killingsworth. We'd love to share a slice of pizza and make a toast to neighborly relations!

We're organizing all kinds of fun events in May and would love to chat about those and about what you care about in the neighborhood. We love meeting the people who make up the Arbor Lodge community, so we hope to see you there!

4.27.2017

Interested in Trees in Arbor Lodge neighborhood?

come join the Tree Team, check us out and decide to join us or not - hope you do.

Monday, May 1st, 6pm, Lucky Lab on Killingsworth

Tree Team meeting!

Agenda:
1.  Young Street Tree Pruning Event, May 13th, start/end Arbor Lodge Park
2.  Park Inventory to create trifold flyer for all, Sept 16th, Arbor Lodge Park
3.  update on Omaha Blocks, inoculation of Dutch Elm Trees and mowing and young trees - Allen can you update us on the Dutch Elms for this?  I'll also ask Mike Tokstad, Omaha resident who brought the mowing issue to ALNA
4.  Urban Forestry grant options to plant trees in our neighborhood
5.  Planned Celebration for "Cindy" our newest Heritage Tree in Arbor Lodge neighborhood

I'll bring our Street Tree Inventory map, info on the Urban Forestry grants, brochures on what trees can be planted where, etc.
questions?  ginger.edws@gmail.com