Brooklyn Neighborhood Cleanup-Saturday May 22 10AM-3PM

LOCATION: SE 16th & Center
ACCEPTABLE WASTE:
Yard Debris
: We will be accepting a limited amount of yard debris so get there early!
Mixed Solid Waste:
We will be accepting non-recyclables. Each vehicle will be quoted a price beforehand.
Curbside recyclables CANNOT be accepted, as well as motors, large appliances, hazardous waste, and e-waste such as monitors, computers, etc.
If you would like to volunteer call the Brooklyn Helpline 503/241-4540 Volunteers are needed! Usually 2 hour shifts. CALL NOW and reserve your time.
We reserve the right to refuse any load.
PLEASE, NO CONTRACTOR LOADS.

See you there!

Brooklyn Park Program Saved for This Year at Least!

From City Commissioner Nick Fish:

Dear Friends of the Summer Playground Program,

I am pleased to announce that all 23 playground sites have been saved for this summer.

The Mayor’s “back-to-basics” budget proposal dedicates $100,000 toward this vital program. We have raised additional public and private funds to make up the difference.

The Summer Playground Program includes 17 sites that also provide a free federally subsidized lunch for children. Six other sites with popular playground programs, such as Brooklyn and Laurelhurst Park, have also been restored.

I will continue to work with the Mayor to prioritize funding for programs that serve our most vulnerable residents and offer low-cost opportunities for children, families, and older adults to stay healthy and active in our community – especially during these tough times.

The City relies more than ever on our partners who volunteer their time and energy to make our city great. Whether you participate in a neighborhood association, volunteer with a friends group, or advocate for the things that matter most to you and your community – you are making a difference.

Thanks to everyone who joined with us in supporting the restoration of funding for the Summer Playground Program, including my dedicated team at Parks.

Nick

Commissioner Nick Fish | 1221 SW 4th Avenue, Room 240 | Portland, Oregon 97204
Also visit our website at www.portlandonline.com/fish, or give us a call at 503-823-3589.

High Speed Rail Open House

Please attend the high-speed train meeting in Portland on Wednesday, May 19! Click here to RSVP and get directions.Oregon and Washington officials have proposed a fast train that goes from Eugene to Portland to Seattle quicker than it takes to drive, is 95% on time and runs all day. Pipe dream? Nope. President Obama has made high-speed trains a priority. Our region got $560 million last year to get started.

Now, we have a shot at getting millions more in the coming years — but only if Oregonians speak up and show lawmakers that we want high-speed rail. Oregon officials want to hear from you. They are holding an open house to present the plan, answer questions and get your input. Your voice will make a big difference.What: Oregon Department of Transportation open house in Portland on high-speed rail plans.

When: Wednesday, May 19, 2010 from 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Where: ODOT Region 1 Office, Conference Room A & B, 123 NW Flanders, Portland

See you there!

Come to the Moreland Farmers Market!

When: Wednesdays from May 12 through October 13
Spring/Summer Hours: 3:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Location: SE Bybee Boulevard and SE 14th Avenue
What you’ll find: Local fresh produce, cheese and dairy, poultry, meat, eggs, baked goods, nursery stock, planting starts, cut flowers, prepared food, specialty items and more!

The Moreland Farmers Market celebrates its fifth season with Opening Day Festivities that include the Sellwood Middle Schoolʼs Jazz and Marimba Bands, Sellwood Community Center sponsored art projects for kids,$5- bicycle helmets and helmet fitting by Providence Milwaukie Hospital, Free tamales from Canby Asparagus with a $5- market purchase, and a drawing fora Market Bag giveaway. In addition to the local produce and products Moreland Farmers Market offers:

  • EBT and Debit card service, with $5- a week matching funds for SNAP (formerly known as Oregon Trail) purchases; WIC and Senior FDNP coupons accepted as well.
  • Free transportation for seniors and people with disabilities through Project Linkage.
  • Block Styrofoam recycling on the last Wednesday of the month throughout the market season, sponsored by Wallace Books.
  • Free parking in lot across the street at SE Glenwood and 14th Avenue.

For more information regarding special events or a list of 2010 market vendors, visit www.morelandfarmersmarket.org or contact Market Manager Ted Lee at503-341-9350 or Ted@morelandfarmersmarket.org.

Brooklyn Neighborhood Cleanup-May 22 10AM-3PM

LOCATION: SE 16th & Center
ACCEPTABLE WASTE:
Yard Debris
: We will be accepting a limited amount of yard debris so get there early!
Mixed Solid Waste:
We will be accepting non-recyclables. Each vehicle will be quoted a price beforehand.
Curbside recyclables CANNOT be accepted, as well as motors, large appliances, hazardous waste, and e-waste such as monitors, computers, etc.
If you would like to volunteer call the Brooklyn Helpline  503/241-4540  Volunteers are needed! Usually 2 hour shifts.  CALL NOW and reserve your time.
We reserve the right to refuse any load.
PLEASE, NO CONTRACTOR LOADS.

See you there!