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:
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!