September 2019 LEAFLET

September 2019 LEAFLET

Peace Memorial Park Design Meeting

We want the community to participate in the Redesign of Peace Memorial Park!

Peace Memorial Park (PMP) is a pocket park above the Eastbank Esplanade, at the corner of NE Lloyd and Oregon. Thousands of cyclists and pedestrians pass through it every day, most without giving it a second thought. What if it were a real destination in itself?

Veterans For Peace (VFP) initially created the park to promote the message of world peace and honor victims of war, both military and civilian. Lloyd EcoDistrict is partnering with VFP, Xerces Society and landscape architects PLACE studios on a new design that will continue to promote peace, while also including native and native-adaptive plants that are lower maintenance, drought-tolerant, and attract pollinator species.

Lloyd EcoDistrict wants your feedback on the design choices!

If you cannot make the September 19th meeting we still want to hear from you! Please attend one of our public open houses to make your voice heard:
Online: Here
In person:
September 17: At the park site from 4 pm – 6 pm
September 26: At the park site from 7 am – 9 am

There will also be opportunities to provide feedback in the lobbies of various buildings throughout Lloyd! Check Lloyd EcoDistrict’s calendar for updates.

We will incorporate public feedback into the final design, and present it in November. Stay tuned for updates by subscribing here
If you would like to contribute to the park, please click the link below to donate.

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Livable Lloyd

Join us Monday, September 30th from 6 pm to 8 pm, at McMenamins Broadway Pub to talk about how we can make Lloyd a more resilient and sustainable neighborhood. We will be discussing the results from this summer’s Holladay Park Safety Plan, new ways we might be able to continue to keep Holladay Park activated, and the Peace Memorial Park project described above. Connected residents make for a better neighborhood! We’d love to see you there!

Lights Out Portland

Mark your calendars! This year, Audubon’s Lights Out community engagement event will be on Saturday, September 21. Join buildings and residents all over Portland in going dark from dusk till dawn to help raise awareness about the importance of dark skies.

A large body of research shows that light pollution has significant negative impacts on human health as well as birds, insects, amphibians, fish and wildlife. We believe in the importance of dark skies and that is why we encourage everyone to participate in the fourth annual Lights Out Portland community event, a night when residential households and commercial buildings dim their lighting in order to raise awareness about the impact of light pollution on migrating birds, about wasted energy in the form of light thrown up into the sky, and about preserving our ability to see stars from our homes in the city.

Read Blog Post Here

Lloyd Delivers

Business lunches can be a drag. Does it always seem like you see the same tired turkey sandwich and chips, not to mention the pile of uneaten food that shows up later in the break room? And the conference room trash can, overflowing with plastic packaging and unused condiment packets.

How can we order for those lunches and events in a way that has more realistic portions, uses less packaging and delivers the food in a more climate-friendly way?

Lloyd Delivers. We have linked up with Portland Pedal Power, a bike-delivered catering company which utilizes family-style catering and can help you convert your individual boxed lunches to lunches on platters while using durable plates and serving ware. This helps you prevent food waste in the first place. With Lloyd Delivers you get the food delivered by bike, served family-style with better portion sizes to reflect the food that your office eats given your order history.

Nevertheless, there will be food leftover and sometimes it is a lot, more than your office can reabsorb in the break room. So what Lloyd Delivers does is provides a subsidy for your company get certain kinds of leftovers delivered by bike to Portland Rescue mission, rather than having them go to waste. The “certain kinds” are determined by quality and quality generally and we will help you figure that out.

Sound interesting? Contact Carolina for more information:

Peace Memorial Park Partner Highlight

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation

This month we are happy to profile our project partner, The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. We recently profiled Matthew Shepherd, the Director of Communications and Outreach for The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation. Here’s what he had to say about The Xerces Society and their partnership with Lloyd EcoDistrict on the Peace Memorial Park redesign effort.

The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation is the nation’s leading nonprofit engaged in pollinator protection. The Society has worked to conserve butterflies since the early-1970s, and has been at the vanguard of the movement to protect bees since the mid-1990s. I started working for Xerces in 1999, so have been directly involved with pollinator conservation for 20 years!

We have had our main office in the Lloyd District, on NE Broadway, for about 8 years. When the Lloyd EcoDistrict approached us for partnership and advice about pollinator conservation, it was a natural fit. In the last couple of years, our work has expanded into urban areas—we’ve mostly worked with farmers and ag agency staff as well as managers of natural areas, roadsides, and powerline easements—so the timing of this invitation from the EcoDistrict was just right!

The Peace Memorial Park is such a wonderful project that connects community in both physical and emotional ways, and also can play a role in creating a more sustainable environment.

Bees and other pollinators lie at the heart of a healthy environment; without them, our world would be impoverished. Unlike so much other wildlife that we read about in the news, supporting pollinators is something that can be done anywhere, because they are all around us and can thrive in small places—simple steps like providing flowers will bring a direct benefit. Although small, the Peace Memorial Park can provide a space where individuals can get respite from the hurly-burly of daily life, a place for quiet contemplation surrounded by beauty and the hum of pollinators.

Partner Updates

Whales of Guerrero Fundraiser

Looking for international inspiration, Lloyd EcoDistrict Executive Director, Sarah Heinicke spent time this winter in Mexico volunteering for Whales of Guerrero. They are a neighborhood scale organization that focuses on marine conservation and coastal protection that empowers local community members. Whales of Guerrero creates sustainable solutions to a collapsing fish population in the small rural village of Barra De Potosi, Mexico, through whale research, hands-on science, education and community development programs. This work is a model for small fishing villages in Mexico and coastal communities around the world; empowered local leaders are making these changes happen! We need your help to keep this positive work moving forward.

A whale of a night to raise funds for the little whale project that could! Delicious food, tasty drinks, fun, funny, beautiful night for all!
Food and drinks are included with your $20 admission. Games, prizes, inspiration will be flowing freely all night!

Please join us on September 7, 2019 from 6-9 PM for a fun-filled fundraiser for the Whales of Guerrero at the Lagunitas Community Room.

When you win, the whales win!

Find out more at and

Purchase Tickets Here

Around Town

  • Whales of Guerrero Fundraiser Saturday, September 7th 6 pm – 9 pm, 237 NE Broadway, Suite 300, Portland, OR 97232
  • LEAF Meeting Tuesday, September 10th 12 pm – 1 pm, Lloyd Center Mall Community Room near the Ross entrance, 2203 Lloyd Center, Portland, OR 97232
  • Go Lloyd Pedestrian Committee Meeting Wednesday, September 11th 5 pm – 6 pm, Altabira City Tavern 1021 NE Grand Ave #600 Portland, OR
  • Peace Memorial Park Outreach September through October, Various Locations in Lloyd
  • Peace Memorial Park Design Outreach Tuesday, September 14th 4 pm – 6 pm, Peace Memorial Park on SW corner of Lloyd St. and Oregon Blvd.
  • Go Lloyd Bike Committee Meeting Tuesday, September 17th 12 pm – 1 pm, 700 NE Multnomah St, Suite 340 Portland, OR
  • Peace Memorial Park Open House Thursday, September 19th 4 pm – 6 pm, Pacific Northwest Room at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1000 NE Multnomah St, Portland, OR 97232
  • Peace Memorial Park Design Outreach Thursday, September 26th 7 am – 9 am, Peace Memorial Park on SW corner of Lloyd St. and Oregon Blvd.
  • Livable Lloyd Monday, September 30th 6 pm – 8 pm, McMenamins Broadway Pub 1504 NE Broadway St, Portland, OR 97232

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