Volunteer surveying freshwater mussels in Johnson Creek

The Friends of Tideman Johnson Park are teaming up with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and the Xerces Society to participate surveying native freshwater mussels on Saturday, June 2, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Volunteers will learn about the freshwater mussel and have the opportunity to assist with the field research.

The event is open to all ages.  Volunteers should wear footwear suitable for walking in the creek, such as waders, sneakers, or closed-toe sandals (open-toe sandals and rubber boots are not the best for walking on slippery rocks).

Volunteers will meet at the Tideman Johnson Park parking area at S.E. 45th Ave. and S.E. Johnson Creek Blvd.

RSVP is required. Those interested in participating the survey need to RSVP to Amy Lodholz at amy@jcwc.org or call 503-652-7477.

Website: http://jcwc.org/participate-in-jcwcs-annual-freshwater-mussel-survey/

Learn about ‘Easy Digital Communication Tools’ at free workshop

City of Milwaukie is hosting a workshop for neighborhood association leaders, neighborhood members, and the public about the simple and effective digital communication tools for neighborhood news and activities.

The workshop covers the basic level of how to set up a blog using Blogger, using and managing email lists applications like ChimpMail , and working with social media sites like Facebook and Twitter.

Guest speakers are Sarah Smith from the Hector Campbell NDA and Bryan Dorr from the Ardenwald NDA.

The Easy Digital Tools Workshop is on Tuesday, May 29, 2012, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Milwaukie Public Safety Building, 3200 S.E. Harrison St. in Milwaukie. The workshop is free to the public and all are welcome to attend.

For more information, contact Beth Ragel at 503-786-7568 or email at ragelb@ci.milwaukie.or.us, or visit the webpage.

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Tideman Johnson Park work party season wrapping up earlier with a barbecue in May

The Friends of Tideman Johnson Park is wrapping up the work party season and holding the volunteer appreciation barbecue earlier than usual.

The final Tideman Johnson work party for the season and the volunteer appreciation barbecue is on Saturday, May 5, 2012.

Volunteers will be spreading mulch over the plants recently planted along the creek.

In June, Friends of Tideman Johnson Park, in partnership with the Johnson Creek Watershed Council and Xerces Society, will be wading in Johnson Creek to conduct fresh water mussel survey.

No landscape maintenance is planned for June.

The work party is Saturday, May 5 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Volunteers will meet at the Springwater Trail at the base of the S.E. 37th Ave. trailhead.

The barbecue featuring Otto’s Sausages will begin around noon.

The work party is open to all ages and work tools will be provided.

Volunteers planning on attending the barbecue, and if have any dietary restrictions, need to contact Marianne Colgrove at 503-239-5831 or email at mcolgrove@gmail.com.

Agenda for May 8, 2012 regular NDA meeting, board elections

Meeting Location: Ardenwald Elementary School, Room 101, 6:30 PM

1. Introductions – 6:30
2. Police Reports – 6:35
3. Recognize Neighborhood Contributions by Vice Chair Sherri Campbell and Treasurer Joe Campbell – 6:45
4. NDA Board Elections (All positions are eligible for elections) – 7:10
5. Additional Items & Public Comments – 7:30
6. Committee Reports – 7:55
7. Approve April 10, 2012 Regular NDA Meeting Minutes – 8:25
8. Adjournment – 8:30

(NDA: Neighborhood District Association)

Any person seeking to serve on the board must be an eligible member of the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association. To be a member, a person must be either a resident, property owner, governmental agency, business licensee, or a non-profit organization located within the boundaries of the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association in either Milwaukie or Portland city limits. Members must be at least 18 years of age to vote.

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