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Commissioner Fish is in charge of the Portland Water Bureau and the Bureau of Environmental Services.  He also serves as Council liaison to Elders in Action, Venture Portland, and the Regional Arts & Culture Council.

    

     


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August 28, 2015

Johnson Creek Clean Up

Join fellow volunteers in Southeast Portland this Saturday for the 2015 Johnson Creek Clean Up!  

 

Johnson Creek flows from Boring, Oregon through Portland to the Willamette River. It passes through lush forests, farms, neighborhoods, and more. About 170,000 people live within its 52 square mile watershed, and it’s one of our most important environmental resources.

 

The Bureau of Environmental Services is proud to partner with many local environmentally conscious organizations for the clean-up, including the Johnson Creek Watershed Council. The Council is a local volunteer group dedicated to protecting and restoring the beautiful watershed.

 

Volunteers will plant native trees and shrubs, eliminate invasive plants, and help keep our watershed healthy.

 

Visit the Johnson Creek Watershed Council’s website for more information. 

 

2015 Johnson Creek Clean Up

Saturday, August 29th

9 am – 12 pm; registration at 8:30 am

6201 SE Overland St. in Milwaukie

 

Photo courtesy of the Johnson Creek Watershed Council.


August 27, 2015

Forest for the Trees 2015

Portland has a wonderful array of creative neighborhood murals – and we are getting even more!

 

Forest for the Trees is a nonprofit contemporary arts project. Since 2013, it has brought a group of local and international artists to create murals around Portland. This year, 29 artists will paint 19 murals around our neighborhoods.

 

The project is funded in part by the Regional Arts & Culture Council. The colorful array of unique murals helps build community pride and engagement. The main objective of the project is to make art an accessible and interactive part of our daily lives.

 

The project started on Monday, with most murals finishing up by the end of the week. Check out Forest for the Trees website to learn more.

 

Portland to get 19 new murals during weeklong Forest for the Trees event

Jamie Hale in The Oregonian


August 27, 2015

#myvolunteerstory

Volunteering is a big part of Nick and his family’s story.

 

From serving meals to homeless adults at Bud Clark Commons to removing asphalt with Depave, volunteering enriches lives and strengthens our community.

 

Recently, Nick was pleased to share his story with our friends at The Standard, who are holding their seventh annual Volunteer Expo on September 10.

 

The Expo, a free event in Pioneer Courthouse Square, brings nonprofits together in one place. From 11am to 2pm, you can learn more about local mission-driven nonprofits, which ones connect with your passions, and how you can help them thrive through volunteer service.

 

In Portland, we are proud of our tradition of volunteer service. We hope you’ll help spread the word about this unique event – and share your volunteer story: #myvolunteerstory

 

The Standard Volunteer Expo

September 10, 2015

11 am - 2 pm

Pioneer Courthouse Square


August 26, 2015

Kassamira's Blog #3

Though I did not staff the Commissioner on any events this past week, I had a rare and amazing opportunity to attend a Rising Women Leaders brunch with Asena on Sunday.

 

I got the chance to network and connect with all of the accomplished women in City Hall and other branches of government. Governor Kate Brown even stopped in to give us rising women a few words of wisdom. It is at events like this that I learn how important and effective networking is to one’s professional career. The saying “It’s not always what you know, sometimes it’s who you know” still holds true.

 

On another note, this week is my last week in the office before I embark on another adventure. This Saturday I will be beginning my study abroad journey in Morocco.

 

Until then, I will enjoy my last few days in the office by continuing with office work, attending my farewell luncheon, and accompanying the Commissioner on one final event this Friday. We are joining the Skanner Foundation for a showing of the documentary “The Wake of Vanport,” the story of Oregon’s once-second largest city, which was destroyed by a flood in 1948.


August 26, 2015

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