Tideman Johnson Park work party Saturday

Friends of Tideman Johnson Park is having a work party to do some planting and cleanup this Saturday.

Friends of Tideman Johnson Park coordinator Marianne Colgrove said there are plants left over and the soil is moist enough for planting.

She will also have information available about the Backyard Habitat Certification Program event on April 9. It is a program through the Portland Audubon Society and Columbia Land Trust, which provides incentives for private property owners in the Johnson Creek Watershed to remove invasive weeds and plant native plants.

Volunteers of all ages are welcome to volunteer at the work party. Work tools and refreshments are provided. Volunteers should be dressed to work in wet and muddy conditions.

The work party is on Saturday, April 2, 2011, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m., at the Tideman Johnson Park trail head at S.E. 37th Ave. and Springwater Trail.

(Photo: Bryan Dorr)

Which WSMP project would you choose?

The Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood District Association has selected three project areas that could be improved for the first round of the Walk Safely Milwaukie Program (WSMP).  The three areas of interest are:

1. Placement of signs and mailboxes off of sidewalks in areas around the neighborhood. This could also apply to similar problem in other neighborhoods within Milwaukie.

2. Improve the Springwater Corridor Trailhead at S.E. 28th Ave. and S.E. Sherret St. by paving the access path.  This trailhead is also part of the Milwaukie bike boulevard system.

3. Improve walking access along S.E. Harvey St. between S.E. 32nd and S.E. 40th avenues. The existing condition has sidewalks in segments on either side of the street, but the sidewalks are not continuous.  Some segments the sidewalks are three feet wide with utility poles in the middle.

The Neighborhood Association must select one project for the proposal deadline on April 15, 2011. You can help decided which WSMP project should be selected by taking the survey.

Regular meeting agenda for Mar. 8, 2011

Here’s is the agenda for the regular meeting on Tuesday, March 8, 2011:

1. Introductions
2. Police Reports
3. Walking Club – Paul Klein
4. Walk Safely Milwaukie Program – What’s Next
5. Neighborhood Preparedness/Safety Program – Macy Bishop
6. NDA Letters to North Clackamas School Board
7. Board and Committee Reports
8. Approve February 8, 2011 Regular NDA Meeting Minutes
9. Adjournment

The meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Ardenwald Elementary School, 8950 S.E. 36th Ave. in Milwaukie. Pizza and soft beverage are usually served at the regular meetings.

The meeting agenda with additional details is also available for download here (Adobe PDF).

Tideman Johnson Park work party Saturday

The Friends of Tideman Johnson Park work party is Saturday, March 5, 2011, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tideman Johnson Park at the bottom of the S.E. 37th Ave. trailhead.

Friends of Tideman Johnson Park coordinator Marianne Colgrove says this may be the last day for planting and spreading  mulch. She then adds there are a lot of new volunteers and hoping the experienced volunteers will provide guidance and expertise.

Work tools and refreshment will be provided at the Tideman Johnson Park work site.

The March 5th work party is also part of the Johnson Creek Watershed-wide event, which lunch will be served at the Johnson Creek Watershed Council headquarters after the work party.

For more information, please email Marianne Colgrove at mcolgrove@gmail.com.

(Photo: Johnson Creek on Feb. 24, 2011 by Bryan Dorr)