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Skyline Rural Watch Newsline 

Mailbox: newsline [at] srnpdx [dot] org
Urgent: alert [at] srnpdx [dot] org
Phone: (503) 621-3501

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April 19, 2014



Next Saturday Morning - April 26th, starting at 9am.
A morning dedicated to clearing our roads of litter.
You can register now at the SOLVE Website for the SRN at: or for the Forest Park area at
Or you can just show up on clean up morning when you stop by to get your bags and choose your cleanup route at Cindy's - 11539 NW Skyline (the old church building across from Skyline School).
Do you know of a roadside area or illegal dumpt that needs particular attention? Any questions? Give Laurel a call @ 503.621.3501 and we'll do what we can to help.

Thank you!

Mar 10, 2014 | Posted by Mikala Soroka
Thanks to everyone who braved the rain and volunteered on Day of Stewardship last Saturday! Forest Park Conservancy's biannual Day of Stewardship event is a time when Forest Park fans from across the region come together to give back to Portland's one-of-a-kind Forest Park. On Saturday, March 8th, 127 volunteers met at 5 project sites, and in just three hours made long-lasting improvements to the ecological health of Forest Park. 

Spring Day of Stewardship Accomplishments 

Uprooted 12,110 square feet of invasive ivy
Rescued 76 trees from invasive ivy
Planted 500 native trees and shrubs
Hauled out 168 cubic feet of invasive blackberry
Hauled out 3.4 cubic feet of trash
Cut down 1 invasive English laurel tree   
Following their morning of service, volunteers migrated their mud-covered selves to NW Portland's Montgomery Park parking lot for tailgate-style catering and gear giveaways.    


Multnomah County Land Use News
Multnomah County Land Use & Transportation Program
1600 SE 190TH Ave., Portland, OR 97233
Phone 503-988-3043.  Fax 503-988-3389.<>

Notice of 14 Day Opportunity to Comment  
Case #:           T2-2013-3115
Location:         No address NW Morgan Rd (Tax Lot 00700, Section 12CD, 2N2W)

Proposal:         The  applicant requests an approval of a Significant Environmental Concern for Wildlife Habitat and Scenic Views for a new dwelling and associated development in the Rural Residential Zone.
Details:            Written comments regarding this application will be accepted if received at Land Use by 4 p.m. on April 18.  For more information, visit

Housing Survey From Metro
This email came into the SRN newsline email address. I thought some of you might find it of interest. No vetting was done on the source or links.

Date:       Fri, 18 Apr 2014 20:42:37 +0000 [04/18/2014 01:42:37 PM PDT]
From:      Metro Council <council [at] oregonmetro [dot] gov>Add council [at] oregonmetro [dot] gov
To:          newsline [at] srnpdx [dot] org
Subject:   How do you decide where to live?

April 18, 2014

How do you decide where to live? Take the survey, and help shape our region's growth

Having a safe, comfortable and affordable place to live is a shared aspiration for all residents in the Portland metropolitan area.

As part of the urban growth management process a region-wide coalition of private and public sector organizations, led by Metro, is conducting a residential preference survey in April 2014. Our goal is to hear from as many residents of the region as possible about the kinds of neighborhoods, homes, parks, transportation options and other facilities that people want.

I invite you to take 10 minutes of your time to answer the survey and give Metro your input. Your participation is crucial to help plan for the future of the region. The survey will remain open until May 9, 2014.

Thank you for your participation.

Take the survey here (


The Metro Council
council [at] oregonmetro [dot] gov (council [at] oregonmetro [dot] gov (mailto:council [at] oregonmetro [dot] gov))

View upcoming activities in the region at Metro's calendar ( .
600 NE Grand Ave.
Portland, OR 97232-2736
503-797-1804 TDD
503-797-1797 fax


What:  Spring Garden Fair
       Columbia County Master Gardener Association's 19th annual
When:  Saturday, April 26
Time:  9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Where: St Helens High School Commons
       2375 Gable Rd, St Helens, OR 

Details:dozens of local vendors will offer annuals, trees, shrubs, perennials, vegetables, ceramics, trellises, garden art, herbs, containers, hanging baskets, etc.  For more info, visit, click on Chapter News>Photo Galleries>SpringFair.


Neighborhood Chronicles, Legends & Anecdotes
The following email came in from Neighbors West-Northwest. Don't forget about our neighbor Don Jenkin's project of collecting Skyline Neighborhood stories. Don can be contacted at: djjenkns [at] teleport [dot] com. And details of his project are in the SRN Ridge Runner:

From: Angela Southwick <angela [at] nwnw [dot] org>
Sent: Fri, Apr 4, 2014 3:11 pm
Subject: Call for Submissions: W-NW Collective Memoir Project

Neighbors West-Northwest is hosting a neighborhood storytelling project to capture personal stories and voices of the past from local neighbors in written form. We are soliciting submissions from anyone who lives, works, or visits places within the Neighbors West-Northwest boundaries for the Neighborhood Chronicles, Legends & Anecdotes: W-NW Collective Memoir Project! Submissions will be reviewed continuously with deadlines coming up on April 15 and May 15, 2014. We also have a writing workshop coming up on April 23, 2014 from 6:00 -8:00 PM at NWNW, 2257 NW Raleigh Street to support budding writers. (RSVP required to angela [at] nwnw [dot] org due to space limitations.)
We are also seeking partners to help us get the word out. Do you know someone that might be interested in submitting an article? Do you have access to outreach tools, like a newsletter or a bulletin board, to help us spread the word? Do you have connections with an organization that might help get the word out? We would sure love your help! Additional information is included below – please feel free to use the details in a publication or forward this email onto others! 
Additional information is posted online at or feel free to contact me with questions at 503 823-4211 or via email at angela [at] nwnw [dot] org.
Angela Southwick
Community Resources Program Manager
Neighbors West-Northwest
angela [at] nwnw [dot] org
2257 NW Raleigh St.
Portland, OR 97210


Community Calendar  


Mugo Pines For Sale
6 mugo pines in 1 gallon containers are for sale.  They were donated to Skyline Grange by Weyerhauser.  These healty shrubs are $6 each.  If interested, contactskylinegrange894 [at] msn [dot] com<skylinegrange894 [at] msn [dot] com (mailto:skylinegrange894 [at] msn [dot] com)>.


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:

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 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.
If you would like more detailed information about any item on the Newsline, request that information & SRN will e-mail it to you if available.
You can subscribe to the Newsline at the Skyline Ridge Neighbors Website, Tell your neighbors about this free Newsline service.

About Skyline Ridge Neighbors: SRN is a neighborhood association serving much of unincorporated northwest Multnomah County and some adjacent areas within the city of Portland.  SRN is registered as a neighborhood association within Multnomah County, registered as a non-profit public benefit corporation with the State of Oregon and approved as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization under the IRS Code. SRN is operated by volunteers and with donated funds entirely.
If you would like to donate to SRN in support of its activities, such as this free Newsline service and the publication of its quarterly Skyline Ridge Runner, send your donation to “Skyline Ridge Neighbors”, c/o Laurel Erhardt, 14416 NW Skyline Blvd, Portland, OR 97231 Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.





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Sat, 04/19/2014