Can you find the new Bee/Bird and Bat Houses in Arbor Lodge Park?Come walk around Arbor Lodge Park and gaze up into the trees. You'll find 2 new bat houses, 3 mason/orchard bee boxes, and 6 new bird houses. They are scattered around the Park. Sydney Suggs, a Boy Scout working on his Eagle Merit Badge, built the houses and installed them in our Park. He researched the type of birds most likely to be in residence, ditto the bats, and then build houses to specs he found on the internet for each. We asked him to add the mason/orchard bee boxes to help pollinate neighborhood fruit trees each spring. Have a fun walk and find all 11 new critter houses in our Park.
No work party Sept 8th at Arbor Lodge ParkWhy not? Because September 1st the University of Portland (UP), Janus Youth, and several neighbors worked together on the UP Community Service Day and really made a difference. With over 45 volunteers in one day lots of work got done. Tables, benches, and bleachers were painted; curbing, sidewalks, and boundaries were weeded. Mulch was spread.
We will be back to work October 13th between 9-12 so mark your calendars now. This October work party is all about helping the Park be ready for winter. We'll weed around trees and signs, mulch heavily, and flame weed any weeds in curbing and gravel. Come join the fun. Be well, Ginger&Bob
LAST FRIDAY HAPPY HOUR!
Come join your Arbor Lodge neighbors for Happy Hour
this Friday, August 31st
5:30 - 6:30
at Barlow Tavern
(the corner of Ainsworth & Greeley)
Neighbors had a great discussion following the screening of What's In Our Air, and exchanged ideas and resources around taking action in North Portland. If you missed the screening, it's not too late to get involved! Email us if you'd like to hear more.
Also, the EPA just released a new tool to assess pollution in the community. It can be used to assist our community with identifying and prioritizing environmental health issues and promoting actions to help us make informed decisions to improve public health. You can read more about it here. Sign-up to test C-FERST and share your thoughts and experiences about the new tool!
This month's meeting of the
Arbor Lodge Neighborhood Association Board is scheduled for
Thursday, August 16, 6:30pm, at the Kenton Firehouse
Please click this link to access the Agenda for the August meeting.