Newsline, April 1, 2012
Skyline Rural Watch Newsline
Mailbox: newsline [at] srnpdx [dot] org
Urgent: alert [at] srnpdx [dot] org
Phone: (503) 621-3501
April 1, 2012
It's your neighborhood association: Be a part of it!
Skyline Ridge Neighbors is a nonprofit, all-volunteer neighborhood association that serves rural northwestern Multnomah County, Oregon. Our neighborhood encompasses approximately 17,000 acres and 700 households. Through a variety of educational programs and events, we strive to keep residents informed and involved for the betterment of our community.
Any interest in joining the SRN Board? Contact us and/or come to a board meeting*. We'd love to meet you!
Next board meeting is Thursday April 12th, 7:00 pm, at Brooks Hill Historic Church.
* note that all SRN Board meetings routinely held the 2nd Thursday of each month are always open to the public.
Grange Plant Sale
Pre-Order Natives NOW to Pick Up @ Grange's Tree & Native Plant Sale
SOLV Neighborhood Cleanup.
Save the date!
When: Saturday April 21st will be the annual SOLV neighborhood clean up.
Where: NW Multnomah County - From the Forest Park Neighborhood thru to Multnomah / Columbia County Line
Sound like a lot of area? Yep! But with the help of our neighbors and SOLV donating dumpsters, every year we get a lot of roadside litter cleaned up. Once again, Forest Park Neighbors Assciation and Skyline Ridge Neighbors will be supporting SOLV by putting together an organized effort to pick up litter. Come help us.
What you can do right now -
- Save the date
- Save some time, let us know you're coming by pre-registering at SOLV.org for your neighborhood.
- Decide how you can help (walk the roads to pick up and bag litter?, use your pickup to pick up and drive litter bags to the dumpster?, help prepare snacks or donate snacks for the pickers?)
- Keep and eye out and report problem areas where we can send a clean up crew
Note that although we do clean up problematic areas, we are encouraged by Multnomah County to report illegal dumps.
To report illegal dumping in Multnomah County, call the MC Health Dept. at (503) 988-3464. Dave Thomson (ext. 229) handles dumping incidents. If the dumping occurs within the City of Portland limits, then call Metro at (503) 234-3000.
If the dumping incident is in progress (“hot”), you should call 911. If the dumping incident is “cold”, please provide the following information:
*Location, as exact as possible. Closest address, if possible, a milepost estimate (MP 1.3), north or south side, over embankment approx. 50’, etc. are examples of helpful location information.
* Approximate size of dump and general description of dumped materials (pickup load of demolition material and waste tires, for example)
* Any suspicious vehicles or people in vicinity near dumping location.
* Name, address and contact information of reporter.
Please do NOT disturb or attempt to clean up an illegal dump; it is a crime scene.
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.
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, Sharon Barthmaier, 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, SRNPDX.org. 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 Karen Garber, 16238 NW McNamee Rd., Portland, OR 97231 Contributions are tax deductible to the extent allowed by law.