The BNA worked on starting a community-based conservation program using our beloved triangle entry to Bridgeton neighborhood as a model. During our annual Spring Clean Up, the BNA Green Team organized a landscape improvement project. Nine neighbors contributed sweat equity to remove invasive species, clean debris and weeds, and create a welcoming look. We distributed METRO print materials about the benefits of sustainable plants, gardening methods and conservationism in the Columbia River slough environment.
Shortly after, BNA neighbors installed a boat delightfully painted to welcome people to our neighborhood. The native-only flowering plants were donated by neighbors. We didn’t plan on the fact that the boat, made of aluminum, would be so valuable to scrappers, and it disappeared not long after the plants took hold. Our generous neighbors rallied and not only found another boat, wood this time, but donated almost all the materials to secure it firmly in place the second time. The second round of improvements were partly purchased but did include some donated plants. Another neighbor group took advantage of the long Fall season to add more plants and spring bulbs to enhance the beauty of our triangle.
Neighbors learned about our work in person, on our website, LiveBridgeton.com, on social media and at two neighborhood-wide meetings. Participating volunteers received a ball cap that recognized them for their community service and environmental practices.
We thank East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District 2018-2019 SPACE Small Projects and Community Events grants for kick-starting this valuable project!
Since many people don’t know how to dispose of old mattresses, a team at Tuck.com created a guide on how mattresses can be recycled, donated, and disposed of legally. Along with a ton of information, Tuck.com list some local options in Portland.
7/5/17 BNA Green Team meeting notes
Bridget Bayer, Laura Miller, Karen McCausland, Jon Peterson (Peter Wilcox not attending)
Add Karen & Laura to FB admin so they can post too (Scott/Susan)
Start FB event page - BB
Announce Green Team on next E-newsletter (Scott/Susan)
Susan will help manage our “space” on BNA website for our information & referral resources.
DEQ - Bridget
Letters were sent to DEQ re APES & ORRCO permits for public comment by 7/3/17.
Now time to send to APES & ORCCO bizs too.
WATER - Karen
Division of State Land (DSL) says that they are not responsible for pollution. Karen contacted DEQ or Mult. Co Sheriff. Re “anchor squats” or live-aboards.
DSL organized and inventoried (with assistance from PPD & River Patrol, part of Mult Co Sheriff) in order to notify & give civil notices to all.
Karen will get copy of notices that are being distributed.
Contacted Sophia Chavier, Neighborhood Crime Coordinator so they are in the loop too.
Signs - Laura
Laura contacted Mike Corrie ,PBOT from City of Portland who approved a new Dead End sign which is now installed on the North side, on a stand alone pole.
Contact: Mike Corrie, Engineering Associate, PBOT Traffic Investigations
P: (503) 823-5278, email@example.com
Bump refreshing? Can we get our boats at speed bump signs refreshed?
The BNA Land Use committee is managing the process for signs on triangle & street cap signs. – Check with Eric Molander for progress.
Jon - House & neighborhood upgrade – wants strong, “Scandinavian” house colors
Triangle – Need new maintenance gardener for triangle: Dan Riedel - ??? or Dan McGee?
Safety - Laura
Cherry Ann & Ann Howell are both trained in NET and will share resources to put on our site.
Add Neighborhood Watch info & environmental safety by design published by PPB.
NOTE: Blue Frog just added cameras – list other marinas on the site too?
Garbage & Recycling - Bridget
Research all garbage & recycling handlers to coordinate if possible. Arrow picks up on Tues.
Make Metro resources available at picnic (in Green Team notebook, flyers and giveaways).
Next meeting – Wednesday, Aug 2nd 4:30-6:00pm, at Channel’s Edge
BNA Green Team Meetings: 1st Wednesdays, 4:30pm @ Channel’s Edge
The BNA Green Team:
BNA Green Team Meetings
Join us monthly:
Every other month
4:30 - 6:00pm, dates &
locations vary, contact firstname.lastname@example.org for the latest updates.
Garbage & Recycling
East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District (EMSWCD)
Multnomah County Master Gardeners
METRO Yard & Garden https://www.oregonmetro.gov/tools-living/yard-and-garden
Native plants https://www.oregonmetro.gov/tools-living/yard-and-garden/plants
Ask Metro 503-234-3000