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Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Public Meeting | Thursday February 17, 7pm-8:30pm

Please join us over Zoom for our monthly meeting on Thursday Feb. 17, 2022, from 7-8:30pm | (informal time from 6:30-7pm) Click here to join: Meeting ID: 830 7428 2121 Dial by your location +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) +1 408 638 0968 US (San Jose) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 646 876 9923 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C) Find your local number: February 17, 2022, ALNA Public Meeting Agenda:

  • 6:30pm Zoom meeting opens – INFORMAL (30 minutes)

----Official Meeting-----

  • 7:00pm Welcome, introductions (3 minutes)

  • 7:03pm Ground rules (1 minute)

  • 7:04pm Screen grab! (1 minute)

  • 7:05pm Arbor Lodge Shelter Update (10 minutes)

  • 7:15pm Severe Weather Prep (5 minutes)

  • 7:20pm Zoom Update (5 minutes)

  • 7:25pm Social Event (5 minutes)

  • 7:30pm Breakout Room Prompt (8 minute breakout room, 7 minute report out)

  • 7:45pm Committee / Board Updates (45 minutes)

    • Treasurer

    • Transportation

    • Land Use

    • Clean Air

    • Tree Team

    • Neighborhood Emergency Team

    • Outreach / communication

    • Parks

  • 8:30pm End of meeting


Delitter Arbor Lodge | February 20th - Sign Up Today!

Join Delitter Arbor Lodge, SOLVE, and community members of the Arbor Lodge neighborhood for our monthly litter pick-up event! This event is open to volunteers of all ages - everyone is welcome, and no experience is necessary. This family-friendly event is a great way to keep the neighborhood looking clean but also a fun way to connect with your neighbors in the community! As of April of 2021, our volunteers have successfully removed over 2,051 lbs of litter from our community – thank you!

Our February event will be focusing on the areas between N Denver Avenue to N Montana Avenue & N Bryant Street to N Ainsworth Street. In addition to our normal neighborhood street clean-up, we will gather a small group of volunteers to pick up litter along the I-5 ramps at Rosa Parks Blvd.

  • When: Sunday, February 20th, 2022, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

  • Advanced Registration Requested: Pre-registration is encouraged - please sign up ahead of time so you can sign our electronic waiver to help avoid crowding during check-in.​

  • Meeting Location: Meet in front of Look Long Brewing Company’s outdoor patio near the corner of N Interstate Avenue & N Liberty Avenue. Map Link Here

  • What's Provided: Heavy-duty garbage bags, litter grabbers, safety vests, and rubber palm work gloves are provided for all participants. Snacks & refreshments will also be provided.

  • What to Bring: Please come prepared with closed-toed shoes, garden gloves, and remember to dress for the weather.

  • Parking: Parking is available along nearby streets.

  • Bathrooms: There will be no public restrooms available during this event.

  • Accessibility: The check-in location will be in an area that is wheelchair accessible. The majority of the cleanup area is on city sidewalks that are wheelchair accessible.

  • Youth Volunteers: Children are welcome if accompanied by an attentive adult. Youth volunteers ages 13-17 can also create their own SOLVE account online. A youth volunteer can attend without their guardian if they print out and bring a signed youth waiver form. Find the link to the youth waiver form here. Youth Waiver Form or here SOLVE | Volunteer Group Guide (

  • Contact: Contact Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association at with any questions for this event.


Update: February 7th 2022

 Arbor Lodge Tree Team, in partnership with Urban Forestry, is giving away Large Form Trees on March 5th.

What is a large form tree?   One that reaches 50-80' tall at maturity

Where can I plant them?  Only in your yard, these are too big for your parking strip.

Do they need full sun?  Yes!

What trees can I choose from?   See the list at the link below.

What day will you be distributing them?  Saturday, March 5th, between 11-1

Where?  Arbor Lodge Park, the SE corner near Dekum and Delaware

Are they really FREE?   Yes!

Follow this link for descriptions of each tree and reserve your new yard tree.

Arborists will be on hand to answer questions, and you will get a watering bucket and mulch for planting too,


OGS Community Clean Up Day | Saturday, February 26th

Please save the date for February 26th-Our OGS Community Clean Up Day

Here is the sign up to volunteer-we would like people to sign up in advance so we have an idea of support and what tools/equipment can be supplied:

When:February 26th from 9am to 1pm

Plan:This is a bring your own gloves and tools event. 

Rakes and a cordless weed whacker or two will be particularly helpful.


Update: January 25th 2022

Arbor Lodge Shelter update:  January 25, 2022

Sara Newcom, Arbor Lodge Shelter Manager, updated us at the Jan 18th ALNA meeting.

The Shelter remains at capacity, 70 beds overall.  58 are inside the building, and 12 in the small pods in the parking lot.   Two (2) persons moved on to more permanent housing this week, opening up beds.  The wait list is now 300 long.  But, that number is fungible.  People may have moved into housing and not removed themselves from the list.  Anyone without an address or phone must check in weekly at the Shelter to remain on the waitlist.  

Thank you to all who brought books.  So many books were donated, they now could use a 2nd bookshelf.

What do they need now?

*. underwear for men and women, socks and still a few warm coats, hats

* snacks like nuts, power bars, etc.

*. peanut butter and jelly, regular butter

*.a 2nd bookshelf

They now serve two (2) hot meals a day and use the snacks to supplement, or if someone is out and misses a meal.  

You can go to the Shelter anytime between 8am and 8pm to donate.  Just drive in and park, walk to the old Rite Aid front door (by the corner of the building facing Lombard) and someone will be just inside to accept your donation and thank you.  Please wear a mask.

Plans to remodel are still in progress, they hope to start the work this summer.  They plan to move residents to other shelters when that happens. 

Thank you again Arbor Lodge for caring for our houseless neighbors.

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