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Hollywood Junior Rose Festival Parade
The Junior Parade begins Wednesday June 5, 2019 at 1:00 p.m-2:30 p.m

NE Sandy Blvd  and  NE 52nd Ave  

Hollywood Boosters play a major role in the Junior Rose Parade - as street marshals, providing port-a-potties, judging floats, and more.

The Junior Rose Parade is a great time for Hollywood Businesses to showcase their business - offer a special sale, cross advertise with others in the Hollywood Star, distribute business flyers to the thousands of people who line the street.

Save the Date!
Saturday, June 15, 11:00 to 1:00 pm
CNN Neighbors Helping Neighbors Project
Bridging the gap between our housed & houseless neighbors

Saturday morning June 15 at 11:00 am volunteers will come together at CNN to reach out to 10 areas of identified encampments of houseless folks in Central NE Portland. We are so fortunate to have volunteers from Sunderland who live in Dignity Village as part of our committee. We are all a great team.

Volunteers introduce themselves and offer bottles of water, Street Roots Resource Guides and give out trash bags to folks living in the camps helping to provide a way for them to keep their surroundings tidy. We also offer sharps containers. We partner with the City of Portland, Homelessness/Urban Camping Impact Reduction Program to have Clean Start pick up and dispose of bags that are filled by campers.  

Clean Start reported picking up 69 filled trash bags. Each bag held 42 gallons of trash for a total of 2898 gallons of trash. Hard to imagine how much this weighed. Think of a plastic milk carton as a gallon and 2898 gallons is a lot of trash!  Also picked up 10 sharps containers, 4 abandoned shopping carts and several wooden pallets. Clean Start is pleased with our project. 

CNN Livability Committee meets on Wednesday, June 19th at Central Northeast Neighbors Bob Ueland Community Room, 4415 NE 87 th from 7:00 to 8:30 pm. You are welcome to join us. 
Hollywood Tri Met Public Safety
What started as an idea from the North Public Safety Action Committee in April 2017 regarding an effort to enhance public safety is finally coming to fruition. The idea included a fence along the northern boundary of the Banfield, Trimet Hollywood Transit Station and Burlington Northern Railroad Right of Way for public safety and to discourage illegal activities. Trimet has broken ground and the construction is underway. 
¡Explorando el Columbia Slough!
Saturday June 22, 11:00am - 3:00pm

¡Ven a celebrar la naturaleza! Nuestra tema este año es “¡Sin Plastico!”. Ofrecemos actividades en español e inglés para todas las edades incluyendo: Bailes folclóricos y música, Plantas gratuitas y consejos para la jardinería, Animales vivos, 20+ grupos comunitarios, Carritos de comida, Una búsqueda del tosoro, Viajes guiados gratuitos en canoas, Bolsas reutilizables gratuitas para las primeras 500 personas,Y más!
Organizamos un paseo en bicicleta a Explorando.  ¡Únase aquí!
Necesitamos su ayuda!  Registrarse para ser voluntario aquí .

Celebrate nature in the city and the environment of the Columbia Slough at the 17th annual ¡Explorando Festival! This bilingual family festival offers nature-based activities in Spanish and English for all ages. Our theme this year is “¡Sin Plastico!” meaning “No Plastic”. ¡Explorando! is free, and includes: Free guided canoe trips, Live music, Folk dancing & storytelling, A scavenger hunt, Live animals, Plant giveaways, Arts and crafts, Food carts, Free reusable bags for the first 500 people, 20+ community organizations, And more! 
We need your help!  Register as a Volunteer Here! .
We are organizing a group bike ride to Explorando!  Join here!

Location
Whitaker Ponds Nature Park, 7040 NE 47th Avenue, Portland, OR 97218
***PARKING ON SITE IS NOT AVAILABLE*** A Sheraton Airport shuttle will pick up from Living Cully Plaza and the NAYA parking lot every 15 minutes, from 10:45am and leaving Whitaker Ponds for the last time at 3pm. Alternatively, consider biking ( see above: we will host a ride to the event) or taking trimet bus #75. info email susanne.raymond@columbiaslough.org, call (503) 281-1132 or visit https://columbiaslough.org/events/event/139/

Register for National Nigh Out (NNO)
Create a more connected community increasing the sense of safety and belonging. Host an outdoor party for National Night Out! It's a great way to get reacquainted and welcome new neighbors and build ties on your block or in in your neighborhood. Summer inspires picnics, ice cream socials, BBQs, and games in the park, street, or apartment court.

Official date of NNO: August 6th, 2019. Residents and businesses have an option to host parties any day of the week from August 2nd-11th to be recognized as a NNO event.. 
  
Reduce and Recycle
Community Collection Event Report
 
Thank your to all our neighborhoods for participating in your neighborhood clean-up. CNN's four clean ups this year were hosted by Rose City Park/Hollywood, Grant Park, Cully and Roseway Neighborhood Association. Thank you to our sponsors and volunteers.
 
Number of households that disposed of materials at your events: 800
 
Number of volunteers contributing to the cleanup: 115
 
Number of senior / people with disabilities assisted: 13
 
Mixed waste collected: 57.06 Tons
 
Yard debris recovered: 4.6 Tons Tires: 27
 
Metal recycled: 9.98 Tons Electronics Collected: 4 Ton

If you missed these clean-ups a later clean up will happen in September. Check the August E-News and CNN website for more information.

We worked with other non-profits this year and they will benefit from donations brought to these event. For more information at Central Northeast Neighbors https://cnncoalition.org

Mother and Child Education Center https://momchildpdx.org
Dignity Village https://dignityvillage.org
Northeast Emergency Food Program http://emoregon.org/nefp

This newsletter has been made possible through funding by the City of Portland, Office of Community & Civic Life . Any views or findings expressed in this publication do not necessarily represent those of the City of Portland or the bureau.