General Meeting Minutes 01/21/10
Portland Parks & Recreation Presentation - Sue Glenn, Portland Parks and Recreation coordinator for the N/NE area; John Reed, Integrated Pest Management Coordinator and Alex Salazar from the Maintenance Department discussed budget cuts and concerns regarding Arbor Lodge park. The group that funded the pesticide-free parks events has had budget shortfalls and thus the program in Arbor Lodge park might have to be eliminated. Portland Parks Department uses a minimum amount of pesticides and is the only parks department in the country to be certified “salmon safe”. Thus they don’t want to stop the pesticide-free program in Arbor Lodge, but they need help from neighborhood volunteers and a neighborhood volunteer coordinator. Ginger Edwards said that she might be interested in being the coordinator.