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Civic Ecology Event May 19th FREE & Open to all

Hawthorne Area Civic Ecology Community Charrettes

Saturday, May 19th 10am – 2pm ~ Doors at 9:30am Western Seminary 5511 SE Hawthorne Blvd Free & Open to All Lunch Provided

This is the first workshop in a series of two.

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Donate Now to Piccolo Park – Help Us Get a Drinking Fountain

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Neighbors of HAND have organized a new group affectionately called, “Friends of Piccolo Park” with the hopes of raising $7,000 so that the parks bureau can install a new drinking fountain at the playground this summer.

Many have already submitted donations to this effort, and neighbor Randy Rapaport, the inspiration behind the project, has [...]

Hawthorne Civic Ecology Project

HAND has recently joined the Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association (HBBA) and the four other neighborhoods that border Hawthorne in a new sustainability initiative known as the Hawthorne Area Civic Ecology Project (HACE). The HACE group won a $6,000 grant from Venture Portland to hold a series of workshops during the spring to jump start collective [...]

Save Our Elms/Ladd’s Addition Receive 2011 Landslide Award

Congratulations to board member David Kaplan and the rest of the Save Our Elms volunteers for their work in preserving the elm tree grove in our neighborhood. This fall, they were recognized by The Cultural Landscape Foundation as one of 12 places in the country considered part of “The Landscape I Love.” You can read [...]

The Portland Plan is Now Available!

This is reposted from our neighborhood coalition, Southeast Uplift. Please take a moment to peruse the cheat sheet here: http://www.southeastuplift.org/content/portland-plan-now-available

SE Uplift encourages you to take a look at the Portland Plan and attend the hearings occuring during the month of November. You can find both the summary and full-length documents along with the hearings [...]

Abernethy Harvest Festival & Farmers Market, Wednesday, Oct. 12

ABERNETHY HARVEST FESTIVAL and FARMERS MARKET Come and celebrate another year of bounty in the Garden of Wonders!

Bring the kids to enjoy a garden scavenger hunt, apple tasting, Chef Nicole’s famous pumpkin muffins, arts and crafts and more! Support your local farmers and get your week’s veggies at the festival!

Abernethy Elementary [...]

Sustainable Hawthorne Meeting, June 9

Folks from Sunnyside, the Hawthorne Boulevard Business Association and SEUL are launching an effort to help Hawthorne become an ever more sustainable business district. Join them tomorrow (6/9) to find out how our neighborhood can support their efforts. See below for details.

Sustainable Hawthorne meeting slated for: June 9 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. [...]

Update to Clay Street, Green Street Project

From: Debbie Caselton, Community Relations, Bureau of Environmental Services, 503-823-2831, debbie.caselton@portlandoregon.gov

In April 2009, Environmental Services Sustainable Stormwater Division, in partnership with other city bureaus, completed planning and conceptual design work for the SE Clay Green Street Plan.

The SE Clay Green Street Plan encompasses 12 blocks of SE Clay Street from SE Water Avenue [...]

DIY Weatherization Trainings

The SE Uplift Sustainability Program is hosting a series of free trainings to help homeowners learn about inexpensive do-it-yourself ways to increase the energy efficiency of their homes. Professional trainers will cover topics such as behavior modification and light weatherization, bypass sealing, basic insulation, ventilation corrections and discussing when to call a contractor. There will [...]

HAND Neighborhood Clean-Up, Saturday, May 7

Give mom a Mother’s Day gift she’s sure to appreciate – clean out the garage or basement!

Bring your stuff to our annual neighborhood cleanup Saturday, May 7. Drop off begins at 9 a.m. and lasts until 1 p.m. at our same location, the Cleveland High School parking lot on SE 26th Ave., please [...]