It’s that time of year again when we get the urge to do a bit of spring cleaning and get rid of all that clutter that has been gathering in our closets, basements and garages. How convenient that the Eliot Neighborhood Association is organizing it’s annual spring clean-up event where you can bring items that you no longer want that someone else may have been pining for and throw away that broken chair that’s taking up valuable real estate in your shed.
Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) has put together an Air Toxics Report. Please follow the link below for the North/Northeast Portland’s Air Pollution Report. You will find a map and narrative with facts about industrial facilities and diesel truck pollution. Learn what we can do to improve air quality!
NECN will host presentations in both English and Spanish to help you understand the proposed cleanup plan for the Portland Harbor and how you can have a voice in the process. Refreshments will be provided. Presentations will be hosted at NECN office at 4815 NE 7th Avenue.
The Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods (NECN) is fully staffed and there for you! The goal is to help neighborhoods collaborate to improve the quality and effectiveness of services to the neighborhoods. The coalition serves 12 neighborhoods in the inner N/NE Portland area – including Eliot.
What can a $2,000 grant accomplish? Last year, artist and educator Sharita Towne used an NECN grant to fund the groundbreaking “De-gentrifying Portland” project. A partnership among several N/NE Portland organizations, De-gentrifying Portland was a summer program for youth of color, which included training in filmmaking, a deep exploration of N/NE Portland history, and a standing-room-only public event to screen the students’ films.