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Sunday, May 15th be sure to stop by the Foster Floodplain Natural Area, where the Springwater Corridor Trail crosses Foster Road (around SE 106th Avenue). Once again, the Bureau of Environmental Services will be hosting a fun, nature-based Sunday Parkways stop featuring our very popular – and free – FISH HATS!
Sunday Parkways is a great way to get out and enjoy your neighborhood and your watershed.
Learn about Portland’s streams and watersheds, landscaping with native plants, taking care of green streets, tree planting, and reducing pavement.
Enjoy BIRDS (thanks to Audubon’s Birds of Prey and an expert birder from the Lower Columbia Estuary Partnership), GAMES, MUSIC (Train River), FOOD (Scoop Handmade Ice Cream and Poblano Pepper), FISH HATS, and FUN!
So bike, walk, or roll on over to see what is happening to improve Johnson Creek and find out how you can get involved. And check out fun and informative activities by the Johnson Creek Watershed Council, Green Lents, Depave, East Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District, Zenger Farm, Leach Botanical Gardens, OTAK, and Portland Parks & Recreation.
Mark your calendar for May 15th as your day to get out, gets some exercise and get to know the Johnson Creek watershed. And don’t forget to pick up your fish hat!
Milwaukie is located within a few miles of downtown Portland, and provides easy access to regional activities and services. The city's downtown area is undergoing a revival with new housing and retail spaces envisioned through urban renewal and the development of Milwaukie Riverfront Park.
In September 2015, the Max Orange Line opened connecting the city with Southeast Portland, Portland State University and the Portland city center. The new Orange Line also uses the region's newest bridge, the Tilikum Crossing. The city is committed to enhancing sustainability practices to create a community where people and nature thrive, and is currently updating Milwaukie's sustainability plan.
Milwaukie hosts a number of community events throughout the year, including the Sunday Farmers Market, First Fridays and the Umbrella Parade (see photos here), as well as neighborhood concerts and picnics during the summer, which gives the city a unique and cultural, small-town feel.
We are excited to team up with the City of Portland in holding our first joint Sunday Parkways!
For more information, please visit www.milwaukieoregon.gov, find the city's Facebook at www.facebook.com/CityofMilwaukie or follow the city on twitter @cityofmilwaukie.
2016 season features new route linking Milwaukie to Portland, new Sellwood Bridge
(Feb. 17, 2016) - The Portland Bureau of Transportation and presenting sponsor Kaiser Permanete announced the Sunday Parkways 2016 schedule, featuring five-traffice free events through Portland neighborhoods, including a new route linking the cities of Portland and Milwaukie and crossing the new Sellwood Bridge.
"Sunday Parkways is a great celebration of Portland," said Commissioner Steve Novick, who oversees PBOT. "It connects our neighborhoods and inspires people to try biking and walking for fun, health, and transportation. After trying Sunday Parkways, Portlanders often add biking and walking to their daily lives."
The City of Portland Sunday Parkways presented by Kaiser Permanente begins on May 15 in East Portland and finishes in October with the Sellwood/Milwaukie event. To read the full article visit: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/transportation/39132