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8114 SE Division
Saturday, June 3 2017, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM
Public trash can program release, clean up event and storytelling session.
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Centered at 82nd Avenue and SE Division, the Jade District is one of the most diverse districts both at a city and state level. The Jade District Vision Plan engaged residents and businesses in the area a few years back, including brainstorming sessions led in five different languages. One of the identified outcomes was a recommendation that some specific businesses would benefit from public place garbage service.
The Grand Opening
The unveiling of the new garbage cans will take place on Saturday June 3, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.. Some of you may know the old furniture store that was obtained by Metro and is currently in the process of being transformed to low-income multifamily housing, the Jade/ APANO Multicultural Space (JAMS.) The event will kick off at JAMS (8114 SE Division Street) at 10 a.m., where we will give folks vests, litter pick-up tools, and send you off to make the Jade glitter!
Participants will reconvene at JAMS at noon for some food and beverages, a storytelling of how to engage in waste management and why it is important to the city and to the Jade, and a tabling session from some of our partners (like SOLVE).
Support the community
Last month, the 82nd Ave City of Roses Parade was cancelled, which affected the community in a negative way. The annual event has historically provided residents with an opportunity to revisit or discover some of the small businesses in the area. The community is taking steps to assure future events are not cancelled to avoid further hurting the community and business directly. Your attendance at this event can be a great opportunity to support the community in a time of need!