Free Junk Collection Day Jun. 1

Milwaukie’s Annual Junk Collection is Saturday, June 1, 2013, from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Milwaukie residents can bring one pickup or small utility trailer-size load for free disposal (must bring your coupon and a copy of your City of Milwaukie utility bill) to Crosswhite Industrial Park, 6641 SE Johnson Creek Blvd. One load per household. Residents with a City of Milwaukie utility bill are eligible for the free junk disposal.

For more information, acceptable and prohibited items, additional information, and coupon download, please visit “Free “Down To Earth” junk collection day set for June 1st – Get your coupon here!”

Plant sale fundraiser raises funds for future park master plan

Balfour Park Plant Sale Fundraiser

By Lisa Gunion-Rinker

Thank you to everyone who came out to support the plant sale fundraiser for our Balfour Park master plan!! We raised $1,516,10, and we couldn’t have done it without you! We plan to do it again next spring, so everyone who will be dividing plants now or in the fall, please think about donating them to the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood spring plant sale. Also, the Ardenwald-JC Neighborhood delivered 2 and ½ truckloads of plants to the Ledding Library plant sale, and at least two Ardenwald neighbors were there at the sale helping out! Way to get involved!! Next up will be the Sustainability Tour the weekend of Sept. 7th & 8th, Not sure which day yet, but we will have a meeting soon to get that ironed out! Contact Lisa at 503-754-1655 to get involved, a subcommittee is forming now and it will be a blast!

Board Elections and Regular Meeting on May 14

Here is the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek NDA regular meeting agenda for Tuesday, April 9, 2013. The meeting is at Ardenwald Elementary School, 8950 SE 36th Ave., Milwaukie (Room 101) starting at 6:30 p.m. PT. Please check back here for updated agenda.

  1. Introductions – 6:30
  2. Police Report – 6:35
  3. City Liaison Report (Beth Ragel) – 6:45
  4. Discussion of CCC Decision Concerning 3 Creeks (Greg Chaimov) – 6:55
  5. Restore Our Natural Areas (Measure 26-152) – 7:05
  6. TSP Update Project – 7:15
  7. NDA Board Elections – 7:25
  8. Additional Items & Public Comments – 7:45
  9. Committee Reports – 8:00
    1. Chair
    2. Vice-chair
    3. Secretary
    4. Webmaster
    5. Treasurer
    6. Land Use
    7. Southeast Uplift
    8. Transportation
    9. Public Safety Advisory Committee
    10. Membership
    11. Art
    12. Balfour Street Park
    13. Creek Committee
  1. Approve April 9, 2013 Regular NDA Meeting Minutes – 8:25
  2. Adjournment – 8:30

Download May 14, 2013 Regular Meeting Agenda (PDF)

1/2 Price Plant Sale Sun., May 5

Balfour Park Plant Sale Fundraiser

From Lisa Gunion-Rinker:

Hello Ardenwalders!

Just to let you know we raised $1,157.70 at our neighborhood plant sale on Sunday April 28th. Yay us! A tremendous THANK YOU to everyone who came out to support our new park!! Our goal, however, was to raise between $1,500 – $2,000 so we decided to have another plant sale, this time 1/2 price, to see if we can reach our goal. (Don’t worry, there will still be plenty of plants to drop off at the Ledding Library Plant Sale on May 11th, but instead of 8 truckloads of plants….we hope 2 or 3 will suffice.) So if you were out of town last weekend or had other obligations you are in luck! Stop by, get a few plants, support your new neighborhood park, and help us reach our goal!

When: Sunday, May 5th from 12pm – 5pm
Where: 3012 S.E. Balfour Street (Near our future neighborhood park)

Please join the Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood for their plant sale and help us reach our goal. Bring your plant list, and plant enthusiasm, and come buy some choice plants to take home. Plants have been donated from some of our accomplished neighborhood master gardeners, and some of our wonderful neighborhood HPSO gardeners. This plant sale is a fundraiser for development of a park master plan and will be located near the future new park. (Please bring cash or check only, as there will not be a debit/credit machine available at the checkout). If you have any questions, please contact Lisa at: 503-754-1655. For more information, also check out our website:

(Meanwhile, here are some photos from the April 28, 2013 plant sale.)