What is with the yellow flyers posted along Springwater Trail?

Springwater Trail Camp Eviction Notice

You may have seen many yellow 11-inch by 17-inch flyers posted to bridges, bollards, benches, and telephone poles along the Springwater Corridor Trail recently. These flyers are eviction notices for illegal campsites along the Springwater Trail right-of-way. The notice states that illegal camps will be cleared beginning September 1, 2016. It also states that any personal property left behind may be reclaimed at a storage facility for a duration of time before it is disposed. The notice applies to areas along the Springwater Trail Corridor, including the segment through Ardenwald neighborhood and Tideman Johnson Park.

Johnson Creek Cleanup Event Aug. 27th

img_fotj_logoThe next Johnson Creek cleanup event is the Johnson Creek Cleanup on Saturday, August 27th, 8:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m., followed by a barbecue.

This is a great opportunity to get in the creek and help drag out all the debris that has piled up over the winter. I know we had a few pretty big rainstorms this past year and a lot of non-natural objects have accumulated. If you prefer to stay on dry land, Marianne Colgrove will be leading a team to pick up trash in Tideman Johnson, and help remove debris gathered by our creek team.

To learn more about the event and to register, visit  http://jcwc.org/events/annual-johnson-creek-clean-up/.

The Johnson Creek Watershed Council is looking for a few more team leaders. If you are interested, please contact them at info@jcwc.org or call 503-652-7477 ext. 101.

Our first Tideman Johnson Cleanup event will be Saturday, October 1st, so mark your calendars.  More information will be forthcoming in late September.

Ardenwald sign to disappear for replacement signs

Cleaning up the terrace

The wooden brown, green, gold, and white Ardenwald sign on the terrace along SE Johnson Creek Boulevard near SE Brookstone will disappear for a little while. The sign will be removed for creating a mold for replacement signs made from resin material. Ardenwald chairman Jeff Davis is working on the sign replacement project. A completion date is not known at this time.

Two of the three original wooden Ardenwald signs, both placed on the SE 32nd Ave. traffic island at SE Meek Street were destroyed by vehicles and vandalism.

Liz’s Creative Cafe is closing at end of month

Liz's Creative Cafe

The little coffee shop located in the heart of Ardenwald is closing at the end of the month.

Liz’s Creative Cafe announced on their Tumblr post that July 31, 2016, will be their last day open.

Liz’s Creative Cafe’s model was a place for patrons to grab a delicious meal or snack and a great beverage and then work on some art. It is located on the corner of SE 32nd Ave. and SE Olsen St.

Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Associations held their monthly regular neighborhood meetings at Liz’s Creative Cafe. The Neighborhood Association is on a summer break and will resume regular meetings on September 26, 2016. A new meeting location has not been decided yet.

The Neighborhood Association is saddened from the news, but expresses well wishes and thank you to Liz’s Creative Cafe for being a great host for our neighborhood meetings and a vibrant place for our community.

July 2016 ‘Pilot’ Correction

The calendar on the last page of The Milwaukie Pilot (July 2016) in printed edition indicates there is an Ardenwald-Johnson Creek NDA neighborhood meeting on Monday, July 25, 2016. There is no regular neighborhood meetings in July and August. The next regular meeting is on Monday, September 26,2016.