May 20, 2012
Public Service Opportunity for Landscape Architects
via Gregg S. Everhart, ASLA
Remember plant identification class? Want to brush up on your tree id skills? Meet some neighbors? See more diversity of trees than you might usually specify in a planting plan? Please consider signing up as a “team leader” as three Portland neighborhoods inventory their street trees. While I am most interested in my neighborhood, Sunnyside (SE Hawthorne to Stark between 28th and 49th Streets) and hope you might join us here, Hosford Abernethy and NW Portland neighborhoods are also participating in this Portland Parks and Recreation Urban Forestry Division program.
Each neighborhood will have four Saturday morning inventory work days. Pairs of volunteers will each be assigned several blocks to inventory. While anyone can be a data collector, we really need people that can identify at least some of the trees. There will be certified arborists on bikes to help with any uncertainties!
Team Leaders must attend a training session and commit to participate in three inventory work days. Training is offered on Saturday, June 23, at SE Uplift at 3534 SE Main St. Sign up for one session, either 8:30 AM-noon or 1:00-4:30 PM. Register online at http://portlandonline.com/parks/treeinventory.
Inventory work days will be held on Saturdays from 8:30 am to noon from June through September. Use the same link to register for specific days. If possible, add that you are a landscape architect in the comments so I can get a sense of how many participate.
2012 Tree Inventory Work Days (locations TBA)
07/07/2012 Sunnyside (East portion)
07/14/2012 Sunnyside (NW portion)
07/28/2012 NW District
08/04/2012 Sunnyside (South portion)
08/25/2012 NW District
09/08/2012 Hosford-Abernathy and NW District
09/22/2012 Sunnyside (any remaining portions) and NW District
Gregg Everhart, firstname.lastname@example.org 503-235-1815
Angie DiSalvo (Portland Parks and Recreation) email@example.com 503-823-4484
May 14, 2012
via ASLA Oregon WVS Co-Chairs Arica Duhrkoop-Galas and Justin Lanphear
Dear friends and colleagues,
We apologize that May’s presentation date had to be changed from our typical third Thursday. We hope you will join us on Wednesday, May 23 instead. The noon time and the venue remains the same; McMenamin’s North Bank. Please let me know if you will be attending or not, so I can confirm our reservation.
Please join us for a presentation on “Nature’s Healing Properties: What is Needed in Healing Gardens for Veterans”. Michelle Parkins, MLA, ASLA, biologist and Navy veteran will present her findings on Healing Gardens. Michelle is a recent graduate of the University of Oregon’s Landscape Architecture program and is in the process of formalizing a presentation based on her thesis that she will co-present with Annie Kirk, B.S.W., MLA, ASLA, ANLD Associate APLD, owner of Red Bird Design, at the Chicago Botanic Garden’s July 2012 seminar program, “Healing Through Nature: Healthcare Gardens for Veterans and Children with Sensory Processing and Spectrum Disorders”. Michelle is specifically interested in creating spaces for veterans experiencing Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
ASLA Oregon, WVS Co-Chairs
May 7, 2012
via Joyce Jackson, ASLA, Mt. Hood Section Co-Chair
Tour the June Delta Key Community Center –
A Living Building Challenge Demonstration Project
If you attended or missed but wanted to attend the Living Cities, How Do We Get There? session at the recent ASLA Oregon symposium and want to learn more about the living building challenge process, come to the MT Hood chapter meeting at the June Key Delta Community Center on May 31st.
Architect Mark Nye will be there to discuss how this community center was developed from an old gas station site and how it was transformed into a community asset with minimal environmental impacts.
Topics will include:
• An overview of the building and site’s fulfillment of the Living Building Challenge ‘petals’.
• Transformation of a brown field site to a usable property.
• Inclusion of the community in the programming and design process.
• Provisions for opportunities in urban agriculture and food education
• Collecting and reusing stormwater on site.
Spend an hour on the tour and then mingle with your colleagues at the Community Center.
(2) HSW PDH's are being offered at this event!.
Thursday, May 31 2012
5940 North Albina Ave., Portland, OR
5:30-5:45 - Gather together
5:45-6:45 - Tour and talk
6:45-7:45 - Social hour
Maul Foster Alongi will be sponsoring the event by providing snacks and drinks.
Please RSVP to this event!
For more information and to RSVP email Joyce Jackson:
May 2, 2012
via Beth Flanagan, Sustainable Northwest Wood