Tideman Work Party Sat. Feb. 4th

Hi all Friends of Tideman Johnson,

Well, 2017 has  been a doozie so far. I hope you are able to escape the 24 hour news cycle and twitter-rama to go play outside! And, what better opportunity than to go kill invasive weeds in Tideman Johnson?

We’ll start along the creek, to the east of the boardwalk, and work our way west as time allows.

Saturday, February 4th, 9am – noon
Meet at the boardwalk.
Tools, refreshments, and camaraderie provided.

And, mark your calendars, here’s there rest of our schedule for this spring:

March 4 – Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Watershed Wide Event
April 1
May 7
June 1 – followed by volunteer appreciation BBQ

AND, also, here are a few Tideman Johnson pics from the recent snowpocalypse.

See you Saturday!

Friends of Tideman Johnson

PSAC, Transportation Positions Filled

The Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association unanimously appointed Mark Taylor to represent Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood on the Public Safety Advisory Committee, and Joe Wilson as the Transportaion Chair.

Mark is serving the remainder of Kim Travis’s term. He is also stepping down from the Assistant Land-Use position. Kim resigned from the board to serve as a commissioner on the Milwaukie Planning Commission. Mark awaits to be confirmed by the Milwaukie City Council before being appointed on the PSAC board.

Joe is serving the remainder of Angel Falconer’s term. Angel resigned from the Transportation Chair after being elected to Milwaukie City Council. The Transportation Chair is an NDA position and does not require a city council confirmation.

Each board member has the option to run for another one-year term at the annual board elections held at the May regular meeting. There is no term limit.

Regular Meeting Agenda for Jan. 23, 2017

Here is the meeting agenda for the regular Ardenwald-Johnson Creek Neighborhood Association meeting on Monday, January 23, 2017. The meeting will be held at Milwaukie Cafe and Bottle Shop (9401 SE 32nd Ave, Milwaukie).

  1. Introductions – 6:30
  2. Police Report – 6:35
  3. City Update– 6:45
  4. Bus stop Sponsorship (Renee Moog) – 7:00
  5. Milwaukie Museum grant request – 7:10
  6. MHS Grad Party grant request – 7:20
  7. Police Officer of the Year grant request – 7:25
  8. Additional Items & Public Comments – 7:30
  9. Committee Reports – 7:40
  10. Approve November 28, 2016 Regular NDA Meeting Minutes –7:55
  11. Adjournment – 8:00

Agenda Download (PDF)

After snow and ice, thaw may bring floods, slides


After a week of deep snow pack and ice, the weather is transitioning to warmer temperature and heavy rain.

“A series of storm systems will bring periods of heavy rain and warmer temperatures this week,” Says the National Weather Service Office in Portland. “The combination of heavy rain and melting snow will increase our flood potential, with flooding possible late Tuesday through late Thursday.”

Johnson Creek in Tideman-Johnson Park may reach high levels or flood stage during the thaw.

The NWS Forecast Office also says small stream and urban flooding is likely, particularly near snow or ice-clogged storm drains.

Last week’s heavy snowpack and snow plowing may have covered several storm drains. Clogged storm drains may cause localized flooding in the flat areas of Ardenwald.

The thaw may also pose a risk for landslides, especially inside the Springwater Trail Corridor between SE 28th Ave. and SE 45th Ave.

Sandbags are available for free at self-service stations:

Photo: Bryan Dorr