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Commissioner Fish is in charge of the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services. He is also Council liaison to Elders in Action, Venture Portland, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council.
Grow your own fruit
Spring into spring with delicious fruit trees from Friends of Trees!
This Saturday, Friends of Trees is holding their annual Fruit Tree Giveaway and Shade Tree Clearance sale! Choose among a large selection of free bare-root fruit trees, including apple, pear, plum, and apricot. Shade trees will also be available for a small fee.
The Bureau of Environmental Services is proud to partner with Friends of Trees, a non-profit dedicated to caring for our city trees and green spaces. Since 1989, Friends of Trees has helped Portland grow one of the best urban canopies in the nation.
Trees not only provide shade (or even fruit!), they are also a valuable piece of our city’s infrastructure, and a great way to keep our rivers and streams clean. A mature tree can capture more than 500 gallons of stormwater each year – water which would otherwise gather in our streets and flow into our storm drains.
Fruit Tree Giveaway and Shade Tree Clearance Sale
Saturday, April 19 10 am – 1pm
Friends of Trees
3117 NE MLK Jr. Blvd.
April 18, 2014
Kenton Street Fair asks for your support
Portland has many colorful street fairs and events during the spring and summer months. Street fairs help support our neighborhoods, and are a great way for people to get out and about to meet their neighbors and local businesses.
This Friday, the Kenton Business Association is hosting its Silent Auction Fundraiser. Proceeds from the fundraiser go towards the annual Kenton Street Fair, held on May 18. With over 100 items to choose from, you can bid for locally hand crafted treasures, gift certificates, and wine.
The event is sure to be a fun evening with DJ Sunday hosting. Tickets to the fundraiser include two free drinks – courtesy of Kenton Station and Cooper Hall - and food is provided from an array of neighborhood eateries.
Tickets are available at retail locations in Kenton. Check store windows for the Kenton Street Fair Fundraiser poster.
Kenton Street Fair Fundraiser - Silent Auction
April 18, 6 – 9 pm
Bamboo Craftsman Company
2104 N Willis Blvd.
April 16, 2014
Riverviews in your mailbox
This week, over 300,000 Portland households will receive the Spring 2014 edition of the Bureau of Environmental Services (BES) newsletter, Riverviews.
Since 2001, Riverviews has been a great way for Portland ratepayers to learn about the work that BES does for our community. For about 20 cents per household, this year’s newsletter gives ratepayers all the basic facts about their waste water and stormwater systems.
Riverviews also includes interesting facts about BES – and even a contest! Did you know that Portland’s first sewer pipe was built in 1864? Test your BES trivia skills and enter to win a tour of a BES facility of your choice.
Check your mailbox for Riverviews to learn more.
April 16, 2014
Summer art camps
Is your child looking for something fun to do this summer?
Enroll him or her in one of the many arts camps offered by organizations around our community. From dance classes with BodyVox to filmmaking at the Hollywood Theatre, there is something for everyone. The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) has pulled together a list of options.
RACC believes that art is pivotal for children, and supports local programs - like these summer camps - that provide enriching arts education in our community.
Register early to ensure your child’s spot. For more information, visit RACC’s website.
April 14, 2014
Brad Schmidt in The Oregonian
KOIN 6 News Staff
Portlanders rally for equal pay for men, women
KGW News Staff
April 11, 2014