Peace Memorial Park Cleanup

Peace Memorial Park Cleanup

Join Lloyd EcoDistrict to help maintain Peace Memorial Park and pick up trash along the northern half of the Eastbank Esplanade and the areas around the Convention Center and Moda Center in the Lloyd neighborhood. There may be other tasks, such as removing graffiti, repainting park fences/walls, removing invasive blackberries, and helping with other landscaping […]

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Sabin Elementary Artwork for Peace Memorial Park

Sabin Elementary Artwork for Peace Memorial Park

Our team had the pleasure of partnering with the Portland Bureau of Environmental Services to spend time with three third-grade classes at Sabin Elementary Schools earlier this month. Together with these young scientists, we learned about pollinators as the students created nearly 60 pieces of pollinator and peace-themed artwork that will be installed at Peace Memorial […]

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March Lloyd Cleanup Recap

March Lloyd Cleanup Recap

Just a couple of days after the Pollinator Corridor planting event, nearly 40 volunteers came out to help clean up Peace Memorial Park, the Eastbank Esplanade, and the areas around Moda Center, the Convention Center, and the southwest section of the Lloyd neighborhood. Together we collected around 500 pounds of trash! We were excited that […]

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First Peace Memorial Park Cleanup of 2022

First Peace Memorial Park Cleanup of 2022

Despite the winter and cold weather in the month of February so far, we were greeted with warm and beautiful sunshine as we cleaned Peace Memorial Park on February 12th. It had been about 3 months since our last cleanup and we were ready to make the park vibrant. In total, we had 58 volunteers […]

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Stand up for Peace this Armistice Day

Stand up for Peace this Armistice Day

Lloyd EcoDistrict joins our friends at Veterans For Peace in a push to recognize November 11th as a day to celebrate and work towards peace. From Veterans For Peace: “Over one hundred years ago the world celebrated peace as a universal principle. The first World War had just ended and nations mourning their dead collectively […]

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November Peace Memorial Park & Lloyd Cleanup

Join Lloyd EcoDistrict and SOLVE volunteers to clean up Peace Memorial Park and the surrounding areas in the Lloyd neighborhood (Eastbank Esplanade/Convention Center/Moda Center). The clean-up event will include raking up and some basic landscaping work at the park and picking up trash in the area. About Peace Memorial Park: Connected to the Eastbank Esplanade, intersected by one of […]

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Cleaning Up the Park: 360 Hours & 3,300 Pounds of Trash

Cleaning Up the Park: 360 Hours & 3,300 Pounds of Trash

Starting in the earlier spring months of April and May, to the heat of late July, our volunteers did not disappoint in getting outside to help us make progress on Peace Memorial Park. You cumulatively worked over 360 hours and picked up around 3,300 pounds of trash over the span of four clean-ups throughout the […]

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Successful First Summer Cleanup

On Saturday, June 26th, 40 volunteers gathered to clean up trash and maintain Peace Memorial Park. We at Lloyd EcoDistrict are happy to have again partnered with SOLVE to plan the event and to have joined their collective cleanup event, “Pick it Up Portland.” Over the two day event,, 1,515 SOLVE volunteers joined in picking […]

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Empowering Pollination: “Plants Have Wings”

Empowering Pollination: “Plants Have Wings”

During Pollinator Week Lloyd EcoDistrict screened “Plants Have Wings” with a discussion from a panelist on pollinator conservation. In the film, director Rose Madrone follows the efforts of an inspired young bicycle activist who is working hard to protect the Monarch Butterfly and uses this as a means to educate about the importance of protecting […]

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“Plants Have Wings” Screening

“Plants Have Wings” Screening

Lloyd EcoDistrict is excited to invite you to a screening of “The Connectivity Project,” featuring the episode titled “Plants Have Wings,” on June 24th at 6 PM PST. This short film focuses on the importance of pollinators and our role in the success (or lack thereof) of their process. Watch a short trailer to this […]

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Peace Memorial Park Clean-up Joins the Porch Parade!

Peace Memorial Park Clean-up Joins the Porch Parade!

We collect up 1,200 pounds of trash. Thanks again to the Convention Center for disposing of the trash for us! This past sunny Monday we had over 60 volunteers make their way out to spend their Memorial Day morning at our clean-up event in Peace Memorial Park. Thanks to our partnership with SOLVE, volunteers were […]

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Himalayan Blackberries: The Invasive Plant that Tried to Overtake Peace Memorial Park

Himalayan Blackberries: The Invasive Plant that Tried to Overtake Peace Memorial Park

A perennial that blooms from June- August, the Himalayan (or Armenian) blackberry (Rubus discolor, R. procerus, R. aremeniacus) can grow up to more than 20-feet per season and produces reddish canes or spines. With serrated leaves, these plants usually have white-to-light pink flowers with five petals. Out of all the harmful invasive plants in Western […]

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