Foster Green is Here to Stay

Yesterday, Portland City Council issued a resolution “recognizing” five EcoDistricts in the City, including our own Foster Green.

The emerging group has spent years establishing a functional process to coordinate the efforts of the EcoDistrict partners working in the community (partners like Zenger Farms, Audobon Society, ROSE CDC, and more).

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Public Invited to Tour the East Lents Floodplain Restoration This Sunday

Among all the other events this weekend, one important one might get overlooked: This Sunday, the public can see the results of the significant work that’s been done as part of the East Lents Floodplain Restoration Project.

Johnson Creek is one of Portland’s natural and scenic wonders, but it’s also posed some tough engineering challenges. For decades, Foster Road from about 106th to 110th has been the site of significant flooding during heavy rains, disrupting the lives of residents and businesses in the area.

Patterns of development over the years have left the basin unable to drain adequately. Since water will always find somewhere to go, the result was water on the roadway and in some years even into the businesses across the street. (more…)

Foster Review, and Looking Ahead

If Foster United were to mirror the energy and community effort in the Foster area, we’ll have accomplished our goal.  In our first week, that mirror might have reflected both ways.  While we had a lot of news and events to report, we also received a lot of good press and attention in return, making the efforts of Foster area residents that much more visible and recognized.  To you, fine folks of Foster, I say, “Kudos, keep up the good work.” (more…)

Neighborhood Creek Cleanup

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  Do you like to get down and dirty in support of your neighborhood? So do we. Coming up this weekend is an opportunity to do just that: Cleanup the Johnson Creek, stay cool, and work hand-in-hand with your neighbors to make the Foster area (and beyond) a better place. … Continue reading