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April 12, 2015

Neighborhood Cleanup
Next Saturday, April 18th
9 am to Noon


Sign up now at:

Skyline Ridge Neighbors:

Forest Park Conservancy:

If you didn't pre-register, you can still come help on SOLVE Day with either SRN or FPN:

SRN Area

Skyline Ridge Neighbors ( is dedicated to the betterment of far NW Multnomah County Neighborhood.  Come join us in picking up litter on this annual SOLVE It Clean up day. Register at the Old Brooks Hill Historic Church, 11539 NW Skyline Blvd Portland, OR 97231 (across the road from Skyline School) to get assigned a route of your choosing, pick up a morning treat and be on your way. Or, Kelly Sue Munson on Morgan Rd and BJ Richards on Logie will both will have bags available if you want to just grab a bag and get to work. Help us maintain the view. Thank you for being a part of what makes our neighborhood such a special place to live!


Forest Park Area:

On Saturday, April 18th, about 65 volunteers are needed to walk the roads of our neighborhood and pick up trash. Every year the Forest Park Neighborhood Association hosts a SOLV event for some needed spring cleaning.
We start at 9 am (with coffee & doughnuts, courtesy of Skyline Memorial) at the corner of NW Skyline Blvd & NW Germantown Road. We have a very big neighborhood and the terrain varies, so all ages are welcome. We also need snacks for the volunteers when they return between noon and 1pm.  Feel free to bring something to share, if you'd like.  But please come join the work party!

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Some of our crew from last year. I see George, Jeremiah, Jim, and Miles in this picture 
and Thank you PCC Fire Protection Program students for volunteering again this year!


*April 15 workshop for Sauvie Island/Multnomah Channel transportation plan*

This news release is available online

A community workshop will be held on Wednesday, April 15 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Sauvie Island Grange at 14443 NW Charlton Road on the island. The event will be an opportunity for residents to share thoughts on how to reduce conflicts between different transportation modes, increase safety, and manage travel demand for the area.

The workshop seeks community feedback on transportation issues and public opinions on proposed treatments, and where to apply treatments to the area’s transportation system. Information is available online at

This is the first of two workshops that will be held as part of the area’s Transportation System Plan (TSP) update. The second workshop will be held May 14 from 5  - 7 pm at the Sauvie Island Academy Gym located at 14445 NW Charlton Road.

The TSP update looks at the key transportation planning document for the area. Multnomah County is the local planning authority for the portions of Sauvie Island and the Multnomah Channel within the county.

Staff contact for the TSP update is Joanna Valencia, Senior Transportation Planner, 503-988-0219 or joanna [dot] valencia [at] multco [dot] us.

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Mike Pullen <mike [dot] j [dot] pullen [at] multco [dot] us>  |  Multnomah County Communications Office  |  503-209-4111  |  newsroom <>  |  twitter <>  |  facebook <>

North Tualatin Mountains Comprehensive Plan –
Community Open House: May 6, Skyline School
When: Wed., May 6, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Skyline School, 11536 NW Skyline Blvd. Portland, OR 97231 
Community Open House #3
Metro is hosting another community open house as part of a months-long effort to plan the future of four properties in the North Tualatin Mountains. The four sites – Burlington Creek, Ennis Creek, McCarthy Creek, and North Abbey Creek natural areas – total about 1,300 acres. Metro is planning how to continue to protect habitat while potentially providing new opportunities for hiking, trail running, off-road cycling, wildlife viewing, and other activities.
The May 6 event will build on two community open houses in September and December of 2014, where neighbors and community members helped define the values that will shape the plan and discussed opportunities for habitat restoration and recreational activities.
At the May open house, Metro staff will share several options for each of the four properties and listen to community feedback about each option.
When: Wed., May 6, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: Skyline School, 11536 NW Skyline Blvd. Portland, OR 97231
Come share your input. We look forward to see you!
Robert Spurlock
Regional Planner
Sustainability Center
Metro, 600 NE Grand Ave., Portland OR  97232-2736, ph:  503.813.7560, F:  503.797.1849,
Metro | Making a great place


Subject: Utility work on NW Cornelius Pass Road April 13 - 17


April 10, 2015
*Utility work on NW Cornelius Pass Road April 13 - 17*

Work by a telecommunications utility will impact traffic on NW Cornelius Pass Road near NW Skyline Blvd. at times during the week of April 13 - 17. The utility will need to close a traffic lane at times between 10 a.m. and as late as 3 p.m. near Milepost 3.1 at the upper end of a tight curve north of NW Skyline Blvd. Flaggers will direct traffic in both directions on the single open lane during the work, so drivers should expect delays. The lane closure is expected to happen toward the end of the week.

The utility will install a small underground vault and tie it into a existing line. 
Drivers can avoid delays by using an alternate route.  Multnomah County maintains this section of NW Cornelius Pass Road and 300 miles of roads and bridges.
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Mike Pullen <mike [dot] j [dot] pullen [at] multco [dot] us>  |  Multnomah County Communications
Office  |  503-209-4111  |  newsroom <>
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 9th Annual Skyline Used Book Sale is April 13-16
8:15 am -4:00 pm (open until 5:30 on Tuesday evening)
Help raise money to buy NEW books for our school library and get some great deals in the process!
Most items are $1 or less.


Wanted: Math Tutor
Added: 04/08/2015 - 11:45am
We would like to locate an experienced math tutor, living in the Skyline area, for our 11 year old granddaughter. Please call Bonnie or Mike at 503-621-9653.

EVENTS: - Calender:

Mon April 13 7:30 pm Monthly meeting of Skyline Grange #894
11275 NW Skyline. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Tues April 14 3:30 - 8:00 Skyline School Blood Drive
Please sign up to donate today by going to and use sponsor code Skyline School. You may also call Staci Crane at 971-803-8469

Wed April 15 7pm SRN Board of Directors Meeting.

Location TBA. Contact Laurel @ with questions


Saturday April 18th SOLVE

You can sign up now at:

Skyline Ridge Neighbors:

Forest Park Conservancy:

Wed April 29 7:00 pm SRN Spring General Meeting and Election of Officers

Guest Speaker Renee Myers Executive Director of  FP Conservancy

At Skyline Grange: 11275 NW Skyline


Wednesday, May 6 from 6 to 8 p.m. at Skyline School

North Tualatin Mountain Public Meeting


Skyline K-8 School: Now enrolling for the 2015-2016 school year.
Classes begin Thursday, August 27th. Please call the school office at 503-916-5212 for more information.


As a service to neighbors, SRN publishes a listing of local government agencies and businesses in the Skyline Resource Directory. Follow the links in this section to view its contents and learn how to add a business or agency listing.
Listing of organizations and businesses herein does not imply any endorsement of SRN nor does it imply a lack of endorsement for similar organizations or businesses not included.

Skyline Grange:
Forest Park
Linnton Community Center:
West Multnomah County Soil and Water Conservation District:

About the Newsline: Skyline Rural Watch Newsline is a part of Skyline Ridge Neighbors (SRN) and has been produced since June 1994 as a means to communicate neighborhood information. The Newsline is produced by Laurel Erhardt (editor) with help from Miles Merwin, Libby Merwin, and Sen Speroff
The Newsline depends on you as a source of accurate information about local crimes, upcoming events, and other news pertinent to the area.  If you have information you would like considered for the Newsline, you may do so by e-mailing the information to newsline [at] srnpdx [dot] org, or leaving a message at (503) 621-3501. Urgent, timely items (crimes, lost pets) should be emailed to alert [at] srnpdx [dot] org.
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Tue, 04/14/2015