Eastmoreland’s Disaster Response Committee is sponsoring four seminars to help you be better prepared to stay safe in an earthquake and other natural disasters.
These sessions are free and open to the public and feature experts from the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management, the American Red Cross and other disaster response agencies to provide you with information to keep you and your family safe.
These sessions will be held on the third Thursdays of the months of February through May (Feb. 19, March 19, April 16, May 21) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Duniway School Auditorium.
More information is listed below (click on the images to expand them). We hope you can join us.
Saturday, June 22, 2013 ~ 8 am to 5 pm
Sunday, June 23, 2013 ~ 10 am to 4 pm
Unofficially dubbed “the Northwest’s largest garage sale,” over 130 homes officially participated last year and we expect a significant turnout again this year. Your $20.00 garage sale donation entitles you to receive an official information packet and sale marker. The site of your garage sale and description of your sale items will also be included on the official sale map. Maps are distributed at various map houses throughout the neighborhood. The sale will also be advertised in The Oregonian.
TO SIGN UP FOR THE SALE, PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING:
1. Complete the entry form. If you have an e-mail address, please be sure to include it on your entry form so we can more easily forward garage sale information to you. Be sure to check on the entry form whether you will be participating in the sale on Saturday only, or on Saturday and Sunday.
2. Please enclose $20.00 as a donation fee. Make checks payable to ENA (Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association)
3. Mail your entry form to: Amy Reiersgaard: 6509 SE 29th ~ Portland OR 97202
4. If you have any questions, please contact: Amy Reiersgaard: 503-775-9675
5. Deadline for entry forms to be included in the map is: Friday, June 14, 2013
Click here for the printable version.
16th Annual Neighborhood Cleanup
For residents of Eastmoreland and Reed Neighborhoods
When – 8am-2pm on Saturday, July 13th
Where – Duniway School’s Northwest Lot – Corner of Rex and Reed College Place
Cost – Fee of $15 – $35, depending on load size (addl fee for tires)
Eastmoreland and Reed residents only (Be prepared to show I.D.)
Items we accept: Yard Debris, Waste Wood, Bulky Waste, Scrap Metal, Reusable’s, Tires, Non-Freon Appliances.
We have recycling for Plastic Planting Pots (please clean out all dirt), margarine, yogurt, and clamshell type containers.
Items we can’t accept: CONTRACTOR LOADS, Rock, Brick, Sod, Sand, Gravel, Dirt, Styrofoam, and No Hazardous Waste
Remember you can recycle your cardboard, paper and glass curbside.
Looking for Volunteers as well to work the clean up! Volunteers Dump for Free!
If interested or have clean up questions:
Call John Reiersgaard at 503 775-9675 or email – firstname.lastname@example.org
On June 1, 2013, volunteers will join in inoculating about 90 mature American Elm trees in the neighborhood against Dutch Elm disease. The inoculation area this year includes the area bounded by 33rd and 36th and Knapp to Woodstock and all of Martins.
Dutch Elm disease is caused by a fungus spread by elm bark beetles. Pruning dead or damaged limbs and periodically injecting the tree with fungicide helps keep the disease at bay. The fungicide makes the trees resistant to it, but it does not eradicate the disease. In the past 10 years, about 3% of the Eastmoreland Elms have died of the disease, in spite of inoculation.
The inoculant costs around $200 per mature Elm tree. Removing a diseased Elm tree can cost up to $3000, so prevention is definitely cost effective. We do the inoculation in cooperation with the City of Portland. By using volunteers, we save the neighborhood $500 to $800 per tree.
Tree Inoculation Day is a wonderful chance to meet people and support and maintain the beauty of Eastmoreland. We can’t do it without your help! We begin at 8:30 a.m. with a gourmet breakfast and a training session. We will then break into teams and inoculate Elms in the designated area. We’ll be done around 12:30-1:00 p.m., and a second dandy meal will be provided, including soft drinks, beer and wine.
There are two ways to help:
1) Volunteer on inoculation day (NOTE that a new, faster inoculation method results in no breakage or spills);
2) Make a fully tax deductible contribution to help cover the cost of inoculation (about $12,000). Send check to ENA, P.O. Box 82520, Portland, OR 91282.
Feel free to call Denny Stenzel, Inoculation Coordinator, Eastmoreland Tree Committee at (503) 777-6651 if you’d like to volunteer or have any questions.