Good news for our neighborhood from outgoing Parks Commissioner Amanda Fritz. Columbia Children’s Arboretum is getting more funding! Look out for another planning meeting in mid-September to weigh in on future improvements there.
Portland Parks & Recreation will again engage the public in mid-September around selecting the final project concept; with design and permitting processes afterwards. Construction may begin in 2019 but a firm schedule is yet to be determined. Columbia Children’s Arboretum is a regional destination as well as within half a mile of nearly 400 homes.
Columbia Children’s Arboretum, 10040 NE 6th Drive.In addition to $1.135 million in SDCs previously allocated toward Columbia Children’s Arboretum trails and access in 2016, Fritz has earmarked an additional $750,000 in SDCs. Funding from SDCs towards this project now totals $1,885,000. The nearly-29-acre Columbia Children’s Arboretum is one of only two in the PP&R system, the other being Hoyt Arboretum. The public weighed in on project options via the Bureau’s community engagement outreach; now the project moves to the processes around design, costs and feasibility.Some improvements may include:
The annual Policymakers Ride highlighted the Marine Drive segment of the 40 Mile Loop on Friday July 27th. The Peloton was hosted in Bridgeton by neighbors and Bridgeton Neighborhood Association Board members. Over 100 leading policy makers saw first hand the potential and the problems in completing the 40 Mile Loop between Troutdale and Kelley Point Park.
The riders heard a kickoff speech from Representative Earl Blumenauer – one of the first political supporters of the 40 Mile Loop. Incoming Metro President Lynn Peterson spoke to the Peloton during a lunch break at MCDD.
For some of the policymakers, this was their first visit to Bridgeton. We answered questions about our neighborhood and highlighted the positive impact finishing the Bridgeton Promenade will have on our neighborhood and the wider biking community.
Thanks to everyone who helped make this event a success!
A good time was definitely had by all! Thanks neighbors and all the wonderful volunteers who helped make this happen (especially Bridgeton Neighborhood Association and Roth Estates HOA Board).
Fun and prizes were donation from neighboring businesses: Salty’s, Sextants, Pizza Mia, Al’s Thai, Faloma Market, Hidden Bay Café, The Happy Mermaid and 3 Sheets plus fun neighbor contributions!
BNA Street Sale is Saturday, June 9
Check out all the good stuff on Bridgeton Rd.
9am - 3pm
A mile of great stuff!
BNA Summer Picnic, Saturday, July 14
4:00pm - 8:00 pm
Roth Estates Park
NE 4th & NE Suttle
Free hot dogs & hamburgers
Bring a side dish to share and a blanket or chair.
Shake your booties to Memphis Shorty
Sponsored by BNA & Roth Estates
Read the press release from Karen Carrillo, MCDD Public Affairs & Project Manager, just released 5/17/18. Feel free to email or call her with questions: email@example.com or 503-281-1132 ext. 302.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Portland, OR – Rising water levels on the Columbia River prompted the Multnomah County Drainage District (MCDD) to move to Enhanced Operations on May 12.
MAY 17, 2018
There is no immediate threat of a flood in the areas protected by 27 miles of Columbia River levees.
During Enhanced Operations, MCDD conducts weekly surveillance of the levee system, coordinates with partners such as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, and reaches out to the public to minimize inundation exposure to low-lying communities. At this time, no structural issues have been identified.
Some houseless camps are in areas that could be subject to flooding by rising water levels. MCDD is working with City of Portland Park Rangers and Multnomah County Joint Office of Homeless Services crews to conduct outreach to assist people living in those areas.
MCDD protects areas of North and Northeast Portland including Portland International Airport, Interstate 5, drinking water facilities and industrial and residential areas.
Communities and businesses depend on the continued maintenance and upgrade of the levee and flood risk management system. Levee Ready Columbia, a partnership of over 30 organizations, is working to ensure that the levee system meets the requirements for participation in federal programs and continues to reduce the risk of flooding for important regional assets in the area now and into the future.
According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s weather predictions, the Columbia River levels are expected to remain below 17 feet at the Vancouver Gauge over the next week. MCDD crews will keep monitoring the levee for signs of ponding or erosion and inform the community about significant changes or impacts to the levee system. Unusual activity can be reported to MCDD at 503-281-5675.
Seventy years ago, the 1948 Vanport Flood destroyed what was the second-largest city in Oregon. The flood killed 15 people and left 18,000 houseless. To raise awareness about flood risk and to commemorate the stories of survivors, MCDD will host a forum with community partners from 1-3 p.m. on May 28 at the Expo Center in
Portland. Emergency preparedness experts, advocates and disaster survivors will come together to discuss Portland’s current flood risks, levee readiness, and disaster preparedness along the Columbia River. More information is available at www.vanportmosaic.org.
You may have noticed higher than usual river levels on the Columbia River in recent days. Rising river levels are due to Spring snowmelt in the upper Columbia River Basin. Over the next 12 hours, river levels are expected to surpass 15 feet (at the Vancouver Gage) but remain below minor flood levels. Multnomah County Drainage District (MCDD) staff will begin surveillance of the levee system and keep a close watch on river levels.
There is no reason to be alarmed at this time – MCDD staff are taking precautionary steps to inform the community of the predicted conditions. We ask for your support in sharing the message below with Bridgeton neighbors, particularly those who live on or directly behind the levee. Additionally, if there are contacts that we should reach out to directly, we would appreciate if you could share those with us.
If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to reach me on my cell at 907-209-0370.
Thank you for helping to share this information with the community!
Public Affairs & Project Manager
1880 NE Elrod Drive Portland, OR 97211
Office: 503.281.5675 ext. 302
Sign up to volunteer and help make the Bridgeton neighborhood look and feel great! Volunteer pizza party afterwards compliments of Pizza Mia - join us!
Volunteer Work Parties
Marsee's pastries and coffee greet volunteers who help at the Spring Clean Up! There are 3 volunteer opportunities:
A - Awesome Entry Areas - Clean & clear our Gantenbein entry.
B - Box Bunch- Monitor drop boxes and help recycle.
C - Cool River Crews - Litter removal shoreside from boats! (sign up required)
Sign up to volunteer: firstname.lastname@example.org, 503-673-6290
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