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SW Trails is a community group which promotes walking and biking in southwest Portland, Oregon by:

  1. Leading regular monthly hikes
  2. Organizing volunteer work parties to build and maintain trails
  3. Developing new walking and biking opportunities (e.g. the 4-T trail, the Red Electric trail) by working with city, county and state planners.
  4. Advocating for walking/biking
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SW Trails meeting Nov 20 agenda

Agenda for Thursday Nov 20, 2014 meeting

Watershed 6288 SW Capitol Hwy corner of Bertha Court 6388 SW Capitol Hwy
Approval of Agenda
Approval of Minutes for October 30, 2014 as posted on SWTrails.org
Upcoming Walks Sharon Fekedy, Virginia Hendrickson
Presentation by Sara Schooley on the draft Trails Policy
Membership Report Barbara Bowers
Treasurers Report Chris Mays, DB pass on latest info
Report on Street Tax Council Meeting 11/20

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SW Trails October 30 draft minutes

SW Trails PDX
Monthly Meeting Minutes

October 30, 2014
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Smith path Work Party for Sat Nov 22nd and Sunday Nov 23 9am to 1pm

There is a path building work party scheduled by Ashcreek Neighbors to finish up a perimeter path around Smith school (9001 SW Marigold St) this Weekend Nov 22nd Sat and Nov 23rd Sun. We will be working from 9am to 1pm each day finishing up the 900 ft of all weather path around the West side of the playfield. Continue reading

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PBOT Draft Trail Policy

The Portland Bureau of Transportation has released a draft copy of their policy about trails.  This policy will govern how SW Trails can build trails.  You can view a copy here.  This is a draft, so if you find parts unclear or if you disagree with some parts, you can let the Portland Bureau of Transportation know.  Sara Schooley will be at Nov 20th Trails Meeting to discuss this.

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SWTrails Planting at Wilson Sat Nov 15 9-12

Planting: Sat Nov 15 9 to noon
Sorry for the late notice, we were waiting to make sure the holly stumps were ground (paid for by PPS) before moving ahead with the planting. We have the blackberries removed. We have many plants to get into the ground. We will cover the area tonight to hopefully prevent freezing.
Wear warm clothing, gloves, bring your trowels, favorite spade.
Water and refreshments provided.

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SW Urban Trails Walk on December 13, 2014

Dave Manville will lead the monthly walk on Saturday, Dec. 13.  It will be about 6.5 miles with 200 feet elevation gain.  Starting from Wilson High School at 9:00am we’ll take Trail 3, zig zagging to Multnomah Village.  Then Trail 7 to Woods Park, continuing on a new trail to the west end of Marigold St.  We’ll return via Gabriel Park and new sidewalks on Vermont St.  Sometime during this walk there will be a unique time and date at 10:11 am on 12/13/14. Continue reading

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Fall Winter Leaf Blowing Priorities from the perspective of SWTrails

The trails of SW Portland are being covered by falling leaves.  SW Trails thinks that Portland Parks should take responsibility for cleaning some trails, and that SW Trails should take responsibility for other trails.  Here are our recommended priorities: Continue reading

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Agenda for the Oct 30th Meeting

Agenda for the Oct 30th Meeting:

1. Review of the West Side Tri Met service plan.
Tom Mills will rejoin us to discuss the draft recommendations for the greater SW Region. If you have not yet taken the TRIMET on line survey you can do so at:

Southwest Service Enhancement Plan
Draft Vision for Future Service

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Sandy Diedrich Environmental Stewardship Award to Don Baack

Spirit of Portland Awards

Sandy Diedrich Environmental Stewardship Award:

Don Baack with SW Trails

City of Portland will recognize the 30th Annual Spirit of Portland Award winners at Legacy Emanuel Medical Center on Thursday, November 6, 2014.

The Spirit of Portland Awards recognize local individuals and organizations who have demonstrated an outstanding dedication to positive change in our community. Award winners are those who have not only worked to improve the community, but who have also gone above and beyond a dedication to civic engagement in order to make a lasting impact. Continue reading

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Iowa St Trail re-opening walk

HILLSDALE TO THE RIVER SOUTH WALK CELEBRATING THE REOPENING OF URBAN TRAIL 3 under I5 at the recently rebuilt Iowa Street structure. (Which will officially be open November 1, 2014.

We gathered in the Rieke parking lot for juice and goodies provided by ODOT. Following brief comments by Susan Hansen of ODOT, and Don Baack, 28 of us fast and slow walkers proceeded to walk the trail on our SW streets, through George Himes park to the new stairs and rebuilt trail under the I5 freeway.

This portion of the Iowa Street Trail was built by ODOT.  You may better know ODOT (the Oregon Department of Transportation) as a builder of highways.

This portion of the Iowa Street Trail was built by ODOT. You may better know ODOT (the Oregon Department of Transportation) as a builder of highways.

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