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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Get Involved With Pollinator Week

Get Involved With Pollinator Week

It’s the end of June, and that means it’s time to take part again in the fun of International Pollinator Week! Pollinator Week, held between June 21st and June 27th, is an annual event celebrated internationally in support of pollinator health. It’s a time to celebrate pollinators and spread the word about what we can […]

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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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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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Looking Back at 2020 and what’s to come in 2021

Looking Back at 2020 and what’s to come in 2021

In 2020 we reorganized our projects and initiatives into three program areas: Path to Decarbonization, Pollinator Placemaking, and Residential Resilience. These program areas guide our organization as we develop implementable, real-world programs that will contribute to making our neighborhood the most sustainable in North America. We want to let you know about all the things […]

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Happy Bat Week! Honoring Our Favorite “Spooky” Mammals

Happy Bat Week! Honoring Our Favorite “Spooky” Mammals

Although “Dracula” may have given bats a bad reputation, the fact that they feed on insects has been proven to be very beneficial for laypeople and farmers alike, saving the latter billions of dollars. They also help rid gardens and greenspaces of pests that sometimes carry diseases, such as mosquitoes and flies. Not only that, […]

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1.25 Tons of Garbage Collected!

1.25 Tons of Garbage Collected!

What a large team effort it was – nearly 300 volunteers collected 2,550 lbs of trash across SOLVE’s Portland-area cleanups last weekend. In the Lloyd, Lloyd EcoDistrict, SOLVE and Veterans for Peace volunteers made excellent progress in cleaning up Peace Memorial Park, the Eastbank Esplanade, the surrounding areas. Skip to the bottom to see many […]

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Peace Memorial Park: Summer Volunteers Needed

Peace Memorial Park: Summer Volunteers Needed

Connected to the East Bank Esplanade, intersected by one of Portland’s busiest bikeways, and graced with expansive views of the Willamette River and the downtown skyline, Peace Memorial Park was established as a public place to honor victims of war, both military and civilian. Since we have joined in partnership with Veterans For Peace in […]

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