1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204
Last summer, volunteers from Depave and Rose Community Development worked hard to remove a section of concrete from the Beyer Court Apartments parking lot, to make way for a new rain garden.
Now with spring upon us, it’s time for planting. The new rain garden will clean stormwater runoff and add lovely landscaping to the neighborhood. It’ll also function as a mini-habitat for pollinators like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds.
The project is funded by the Bureau of Environmental Services’ (BES) Community Watershed Stewardship Program. The program provides grants to innovative projects that help improve Portland’s neighborhoods and communities, as well as watershed health.
Anyone is welcome to help out! Rose Community Development will provide gardening tools.
Contact Eden at email@example.com or (503) 788.8052 x 19 for more information.
Friday, March 25, 1 pm – 5 pm
Beyer Court Apartments
9305 SE Harold St.
Today is World Water Day!
Today is World Water Day!
World Water Day is an international observance day that dates back 1993, when the United Nations General Assembly designated the special day in response to global environment and development needs related to water.
This year’s theme is "Water and Jobs". It highlights the power that water and jobs have to transform people's lives for the better.
World Water Day coincides with Women’s History Month. The Portland Water Bureau is observing both occasions by sharing stories of women employees of the Water Bureau who have dedicated their careers to STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) fields.
Check out the Water Bureau’s Water Blog all week to learn more about some of the talented and hard-working women who provide Portlanders with clean, safe, and reliable drinking water.
And, visit the United Nation’s Water website to learn about World Water Day.
The Portland Building’s newest art installation transforms the exhibition into an activated environment, made entirely of brown paper bags.
The Portland Building’s newest art installation transforms the installation space into an activated environment, made entirely of brown paper bags
Talented artist Jenna Reineking encourages viewers to rethink simple, mundane items with her installation, Temporal Ecologies. Her carefully sculpted paper bags metamorphosed into an incredible installation, reminiscent of barnacles.
The Regional Arts & Culture Council (RACC) sponsors the Installation Art Series. Selected through a juried process, each installation questions common perspectives through art.
Temporal Ecologies runs through April 15 in the Portland Building’s lobby. Check out RACC’s website for more information.
1120 SW 5th Avenue
8 am – 5 pm
Photo courtesy of RACC.