Measuring the new site
FrOGS visited our proposed pilot project site. You can see us here measuring the site and talking with the homeowner. This site is perfect for a Simple Green Street. We plan on putting a bioswale into the planting strip (between the curb and the sidewalk). Initially, this will treat stormwater from the yard and sidewalk, but later we will apply for a permit to cut an inlet trough the curb. This will allow stormwater from the street into the facility.
Photos from our recent visit to NE Portland, where we conducted a site assessment for our potential first Simple Green Street project.
Steve double-checking the calculations.
Amber, Cathleen and Erika
Good view of the site
Even FrOGS get thirsty!
Some of us will be joining Timo Forsberg from PDOT Transportation Options on a bike tour of sustainable stormwater facilities, green streets and rain gardens. The tour is free and open to the public.
Where: Begins at Laurelhurst Park (3601 SE Oak)
When: Wednesday, July 30, 6pm
What to bring: Your bike, your helmet (required), blinky lights.
Please join us for a meeting on the evening of Wednesday, May 21, 2008.
What to expect:
Meet other local people excited about Green Streets
Learn more about Green Streets
Find out about Green Street funding opportunities
Learn about the possible future roles of FrOGS
When: Wednesday, May 21, 2008, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.
Where: PSU’s Urban Center Building, 2nd Floor Gallery (506 SW Mill St; entrance between Pizzacato and PSU Bookstore)
Multiple TriMet bus lines travel SW 4th and SW Broadway through PSU’s campus. If you are taking the streetcar, exit at the PSU Bookstore stop on SW 5th. There’s plenty of bike parking, too. Refreshments will be served.
We hope to see you there!
Have a question about FrOGS or the Community Meeting? Email FrOGS: PortlandFrOGS@gmail.com
Check out the Friends of Green Streets Information Sheet. You may want share it with others you know interested in Green Streets.