We recently received permission from City of Portland to have two sickly trees removed from the Sabin Triangle at NE 15th and Prescott. As part of that agreement, we need to plant two new trees in a parking strip somewhere in the neighborhood. A local nursery has agreed to donate two gorgeous paperbark maples that meet City criteria of 2” in diameter. According to the City Arborist, paperbark maples need at least a 3-foot wide planting strip to thrive. They also need to be planted by the end of April to ensure they have time to acclimate before the weather gets hot.
If you are interested in having one or both of these trees for your parking strip, please contact Gwenn Baldwin at firstname.lastname@example.org by April 20. A tree inspector will come out and inspect your site and mark the curb for planting locations. Assuming there are no issues with power lines or the planting site, a permit will be issued and we can help get the trees in the ground.
Join us on Sunday, June 10th to help clean up the Sabin Triangle and begin planting flowers. Bring gloves, gardening tools and a large plastic garbage bag. The Triangle, located at NE 15th and Prescott, will be the site of several fun events over the summer, including the Sabin Community Potluck on August 7.
For more info, please contact Hector Roche at email@example.com or call 503-516-6614.
A committed group of Sabin residents continues to work on transforming The Sabin Triangle, the southwest corner of NE Prescott and 15th Ave, into a community space for neighbors to gather. Last fall, working with Architects Without Borders, we developed concept drawings for the space through a series of community meetings and events. We have partnered with a volunteer project manager and developed concrete next steps to move the project forward.
Create a long-term Master Plan: Using the concept drawings as an end point, develop a staged plan that is fluid enough to incorporate additional input from community members and businesses, and identify potential funding sources. Carol Senna and Francesca Blom-Cooper are leading this effort.
Programming: Continue to host events and activities at the site, providing the opportunity for community members to see the possibilities for the Triangle.
Community Outreach: Develop additional key community partners to participate in the creation of the Sabin Triangle, building on Sabin history and tradition. Hector Roche, Susan Glen, Carol Senna, Francesca Blom-Cooper are leading Programming and Community Outreach efforts.
Fundraising: Continue to explore funding sources. Gwenn Baldwin is leading this effort.
We will be reaching out to Sabin residents to assist on each of these tasks. If you would like to participate in any way, big or small, please contact Hector Roche at firstname.lastname@example.org. Join us for additional discussion at the upcoming SCA General Membership Meeting on May 14.