Pollinator Garden at Peace Memorial Park

In May 2019, Lloyd EcoDistrict started working with Veterans for Peace Chapter 72 to rejuvenate Peace Memorial Park, located above the East Bank Esplanade at the Steel Bridge. More than 25 volunteers removed 80 bags of weeds, redefining and restoring access to the peace symbol at the heart of the site.

Thank you to our partners:

  • PBOT
  • for picking up all the bags of weeds, as well as coordination and assistance working on their right-of-way
  • PLACE
  • for a beautiful design for event signage
  • NE Portland Tool Library
  • for the loan of over 40 tools
  • Metro
  • for pre-event sweeps to remove hazardous debris
  • KLA
  • for on-site project management
  • GoLloyd
  • for the loan of cleanup equipment
  • Portland Parks & Recreation
  • for delivering bark mulch and a porta-pottie!

Thanks to working together, we were able to have a great cleanup event on a beautiful Saturday morning in Portland. Volunteers enjoyed breakfast burrito and granola bars while helping Veterans for Peace reestablish the peace sign at the park. This cleanup event represents the first phase of a multiple phase effort to make the park an informative, fun, and safe open space near the waterfront in the Lloyd neighborhood. We plan to have more events to maintain the park, outreach events to help inform any design changes to the park and a final planting party where we will put in new native perennials that support local pollinator species like bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. We greatly appreciate all of the support from the community and the different groups that are collaborating with us on this effort. Stay tuned for more exciting news and updates by subscribing to our newsletter!

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Peace Memorial Park Cleanup from Lloyd EcoDistrict on Vimeo.