Elections for the SCA Board of Directors will take place at the May 14 meeting. There are many openings this year, so it is a wonderful opportunity to get involved with neighborhood issues that you care about and to network with fellow, talented Sabinites working to make our community even greater. If you are interested, please contact Clay for more information, 503-961-3702 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
by Michael Burnham
If a major earthquake were to rattle Portland, emergency responders would not be able to reach all neighborhoods immediately. Where would you seek help? How would you help your neighbors? Which hazardous areas of your neighborhood would you avoid?
This spring, a team of Portland State University students studying urban planning is working with the Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods to develop a disaster preparedness plan for north and northeast Portland. Deliverables will include maps of community assets and vulnerabilities; criteria for selecting neighborhood disaster communications hubs; and ideas for how NECN and its constituent neighborhood associations could engage and educate citizens about preparedness.
People who live or work in north or northeast Portland can weigh in by taking a survey at http://solidground.necoalition.org. We are also inviting residents and workers to attend one of our open houses:
DEPAVE YOUR DRIVEWAY!
The folks at Depave are excited to offer a new Depave-It-Yourself workshop on May 5th 2012! This one-day class will focus
on implementing a successful depaving project right in your front (or back) yard. The workshop will cover the full gamut to prepare homeowners to free their own soil – from site design, utility locating, the permitting process, pavement removal, disposal, and greenscaping options. Take-home instruction materials and lunch will be provided. You will be instructed by professional depavers, landscape designers, and construction managers.
GET CERTIFIED AS A DEPAVE AFFILIATE!
After completing this workshop, you will be certified as a Depave Affiliate. Depave will then promote your depaving project so you
can get help from our ground-breaking volunteers from around Portland. We can also loan you some of our hand tools for your project.