The City of Portland says they will be clearing campsites along the Springwater Corridor Trail beginning Thursday, September 1, 2016.The cleanup effort will take several weeks and will be done in phases. If anyone needs more information, to share information about the people in the camps or to report new camps along the corridor, they can call 503-823-4000 or email via webform at www.portlandoregon.gov/campsite.
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.
The 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/.
Our first Tideman Johnson Cleanup event will be Saturday, October 1st, so mark your calendars. More information will be forthcoming in late September.
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.