Education & Events

Jan 30 Land Use Training at Historic Kenton Firehouse

January 30th, 6:00 – 9:00 pm  AGENDA
Historic Kenton Firehouse – 8105 N Brandon
RSVP required by 1/20/17

1.      How to read a zoning map (e.g., what are the possible development scenarios in my neighborhood?) Everything you’ve ever wanted to know about zones and overlays.
2.      How to find information about development happening in the neighborhood
3.      What is a land use review?
4.      What is a demo permit?
5.      Case studies: demo permit notice; early assistance: pre-apps, EAs, DAR; notice of proposal, notice of decision, notice of appeal
If time:
6.      Tutorial on how to use (including how to read a zoning map); navigating the BDS permit web page to find info about a building permit, land use review or other

Please let us know if there are other items you are interested in that are not indicated.

Minimum number to hold the training: 20

Mary Jaron Kelley, Associate Program Director
North Portland Neighborhood Services
Historic Kenton Firehouse
2209 N. Schofield  Portland, OR 97217


Blue Heron Wetlands project update: February 1, 2014

The Blue Heron Wetland Restoration Project (BHWRP) is proud to provide a summary of the past, present and future work within the Blue Heron Wetlands. With the primary goal to eradicate the invasive aquatic primrose (Ludwigia peploides ssp. montevidensis), the BHWRP has succeeded in decreasing the presence of this weed, increasing native plant diversity and improving the functionality of the wetland system. Efforts of the past two and a half years are highlighted within “The Eradication of Ludwigia peploides ssp. montevidensis from the Blue Heron Wetlands of Portland, OR. Project Update: February 1, 2014.”

The Project Update provides a summary of the eradication methods applied, scientific reporting of the results, current status of aquatic primrose within the wetlands and future actions of the project. The Project Update was created by project coordinator, Alex Staunch with the consultation of numerous local agencies and organizations. Fiscal support was provided on behalf of grants from Metro, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District and North Portland Neighborhood Services.

The ECNA is very proud of the work of the Blue Heron Wetland Restoration Project and welcome questions or feedback from residents of the East Columbia Neighborhood: