PCC Structurals to Hold Community Meeting On Environment Tests Oct. 24

PCC Structurals, Inc. is holding a public community meeting to provide an update on environmental concerns raised by the public.

In a letter mailed to neighborhood residents, Aaron Johnson, General Manager of the Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) facility on SE Johnson Creek Blvd., says representatives from Oregon Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) and other presenters will provide information on the recent environmental test results.

The letter also states the company has taken measures, having installed emission controls and filters, and completed the construction of the new stormwater filtration system.

The meeting is scheduled for Monday, October 24, 2016, at Lane Middle School, 7200 SE 60th Ave., Portland, Oregon. The doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting begins at 7:00 p.m.

The last community meeting was held on May 25, 2016.

PCC’s Johnson Creek facility is located along SE Johnson Creek Blvd. immediately outside Ardenwald’s northeast boundary and located near Johnson Creek.

More information about the PCC Structurals, Inc. environmental concerns, events, and documents, visit pccstructuralscommunity.com.

Sunday Parkway Rolls Into Ardenwald Oct. 2nd


It’s time to check those bicycle tires, lube that chain, fit your helmet and roll on out to the first-ever dual city Sunday Parkways on Oct. 2nd! Both Portland and Milwaukie are sharing the family-friendly 8.5-mile Sunday Parkways route touring through Sellwood-Moreland and several Milwaukie neighborhoods.

The route includes a tour of the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek neighborhood along SE 29th Ave. and SE Olsen St., and four event stops, including one stop at Water Tower Park at the corner of SE Harvey St. and SE 40th Ave. (Phase 1 of the tower repair is expected to be completed by Sep. 30 and the park reopening Oct. 1.)

Streets will be closed to motor vehicles on the event route. City of Milwaukie ensures local residents on the route (including the dead-ends west of 29th Ave.) will have access.

City of Milwaukie is seeking volunteers to help out with the event. For more information, to view the route map, to volunteer, or to contact for questions, please visit the City of Milwaukie’s Sunday Parkways page.

Toxic Air Hotspot meeting Mar. 15

Officials from the Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ), Oregon Health Authority (OHA), and Multnomah County Health Department will be on hand to take your questions and voice your concerns about the recent reports on toxic air hotspots. Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood is one of the neighborhoods affected.

The meeting is on Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Lane Middle School, 7200 SE 60th Ave., Portland. More information is available at www.facebook.com/groups/southportlandairquality (login required).

Download Flyer (PDF)

Watershed-Wide Event Set for Saturday, March 5th

The Johnson Creek Watershed Council is holding a watershed-wide event on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The event is held for volunteers to help remove invasive plants and plant native plants and trees to help improve the watershed. Sites include east Portland, Gresham, and Boring.

The event is family friendly. Gloves and equipment will be provided. There is a complimentary pizza lunch afterwards for volunteers.

Register at JCWC.org.

More information is available in the flyer (PDF).