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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Rose Festival Porch Parade: Peace Memorial Park Chalking

The Portland Rose Festival PARADES have entertained and inspired our community and visitors from around the world for more than 100 years. Each year the spectacular floats, award-winning marching bands, talented equestrians, and colorful community groups perform for hundreds of thousands of parade-goers on the streets of Portland. This spring, the Rose Festival will continue […]

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Peace Memorial Park / Lloyd EcoDistrict Cleanup

Peace Memorial Park / Lloyd EcoDistrict Cleanup

Join Lloyd EcoDistrict and SOLVE volunteers to clean up Peace Memorial Park and the surrounding areas (Eastbank Esplanade/Convention Center/Moda Center). The clean-up event will include trash pick-up, sprucing up Peace Memorial Park, and sweeping walkways/bikeways. About Peace Memorial Park: Connected to the Eastbank Esplanade, intersected by one of Portland’s busiest bikeways, and graced with expansive views of […]

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Peace Memorial Park / Lloyd EcoDistrict: Memorial Day Cleanup

Peace Memorial Park / Lloyd EcoDistrict: Memorial Day Cleanup

Join Lloyd EcoDistrict, Veterans For Peace, and SOLVE volunteers to clean up Peace Memorial Park and the surrounding areas (Eastbank Esplanade/Convention Center/Moda Center). The clean-up event will include trash pick-up, sprucing up Peace Memorial Park, and sweeping walkways/bikeways. While the cleanup will wrap up at Noon, attendees are welcome to stay around afterward as members of the […]

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Volunteers Make Substantial Headway During Our First Cleanup of the Year

Volunteers Make Substantial Headway During Our First Cleanup of the Year

This past Saturday, April 17th, 47 volunteers gathered to continue to work towards a reimagined Peace Memorial Park and to clean up a part of the Lloyd. What better time was it to do so than during Earth month! We are more than happy to have joined forces with our partner SOLVE again and all […]

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2021 Peace Memorial Park / Lloyd Cleanups

2021 Peace Memorial Park / Lloyd Cleanups

Join Lloyd EcoDistict and SOLVE volunteers for an upcoming cleanup in Lloyd. Many of these events will focus on Peace Memorial Park and the surrounding areas (Eastbank Esplanade/Convention Center/Moda Center). Cleanup events will include a mix of trash pick-up, sprucing up Peace Memorial Park, landscaping, potentially invasive plant removal, and sweeping walkways/bikeways. Pre-registration on SOLVE’s […]

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The Monarch Butterfly: On the Brink of Extinction but Denied Federal Protection

The Monarch Butterfly: On the Brink of Extinction but Denied Federal Protection

Even though we’ve all had that on our minds lately, it’s still important to consider species that play critical roles in ecosystems and are threatened with extinction. One such species is the monarch butterfly. Pollinators such as the monarch are essential to the wellbeing and survival of many animals as they are responsible for helping […]

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