Old Town Neighbor Recognized for Conservation Efforts
The West Multnomah Soil & Water Conservation District ended its 2015-16 fiscal year with a bang! Close to 70 partners and supporters celebrated the District’s success and honored past and future leaders at a lunch, Saturday, October 29, at Montgomery Park in NW Portland. One of our Old Town neighbors received the Green Award for their work on the Conservation Districts new publication.
District staff and board recognized three groups for outstanding contributions in conservation. A group of landowners around NW Riverview Drive, in an area known as Hummingbird Hill, received the Rural Cooperator of the Year award for their work on a restoration project funded in part by a Metro Nature in Neighborhoods grant. They have already spent over 120 hours removing 21 acres of blackberry and ivy in the area. The next phase calls for 18,000 native plants to be installed.
The Linnton Neighborhood Association received the Urban Cooperator of the Year award for exceptional work restoring land along Hwy. 30, volunteering to remove ivy and other invasive species in and around Forest Park, and getting engaged in the Portland Harbor Superfund clean-up plan.
The Conservation District also gave its Green Award to Greenworks, LLC, a Portland Old Town landscape architecture and urban design firm which provided countless hours to ensure that the District publication, The Meadowscaping Handbook, was beautifully designed and formatted. Two highlights of the publication were the illustrated plant list and 3-D planting templates. Greenworks staff, specifically graphic designer Jennifer D’Avanzo and owner Mike Faha, went above and beyond their original commitment to complete the project. Read more