The garden is the starting point of a brand new park that’s in the works for the Cully neighborhood.
The Let Us Build Cully Park! Coalition is a coalition of 17 community service organizations that focus on economic, environmental and social benefit to the community. The garden is just one step in their journey.
Enjoy this moving video that shares the project’s story.
The Springwater Corridor is a multi-use trail, and part of the 40-Mile Loop which was inspired by the 1903 Olmsted Plan. The vision was to have a parkway and boulevard loop to connect park sites. Most of the wildlife found along the Corridor are those species capable of co-existing with humans.
After enough invasive weeds are removed, we will be able to spread native wildflower seed to create a more colorful, more diverse, and healthier green space!
Please dress for the weather, wear sturdy shoes, and be ready to get you hands dirty. PP&R will provide gloves, tools, and snacks; you bring a smile and a friend. For more information, contact Marissa Dorais at (503) 823-7016.
The one-day event places students in real life emergency situations, with an experienced driver in the passenger seat to provide instant feedback. The class teaches students how to be prepared, providing valuable lessons and techniques for safe driving.
Licensed drivers between the ages of 16 and 25 are welcome to come. Each student must provide their own vehicle in good working condition, and provide proof of insurance for the class.
Stay safe, and stay alive with the helpful tools given in this informative and important event! For more information, visit the Street Survival website.
Habitat works to create successful homeownership by partnering hardworking families in need with the community to build healthy, affordable homes.
Their fundraising campaign, “A World of Hope: It Starts at Home,” is the first campaign our local Habitat has done since it was founded in 1981. A World of Hope began a little over a year ago, when landowners were looking to sell off land during the housing market’s downturn. Habitat for Humanity saw this as a great opportunity to bank some land, and create new homes for families in our community.
The large plots purchased can fit 30-40 homes each - instead of the one or two homes on the land that Habitat for Humanity usually has to work with. Homebuyers can purchase a Habitat home with a zero percent interest loan.
To qualify for a Habitat for Humanity home, families must make 30 to 60 percent of the median household income ($20,800 to $41,640 for a family of four). Homeowners must make payments on time, and put in 500 hours of “sweat equity” on Habitat construction sites.
Through their homeownership programs, Habitat for Humanity supports entire communities, helping them grow and thrive.
Altogether, Habitat expects to build 150 homes for families with the total land purchased.