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Garbage & Recycling Survey

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Over the past several months, the city has received requests for, and questions about, potential changes to our garbage and recycling services. We’ve had representatives from Heiberg, our community hauler, attend city council meetings to discuss feedback on the changes to Portland’s program, and we’ve researched options for changing and enhancing our own program.

Now it is time to let us know what you think! Take this quick survey and let us know your thoughts on our current service and your level of interest in service changes.

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Easter Time in the City

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We couldn’t have asked for better weather for our annual Easter egg hunt today! It was so wonderful to see so many friends and neighbors gathering around Maywood Commons, our new city center!

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The kids were treated to a special visit by the Easter Bunny!

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Extra special thanks to Patty Meighen and Gayle Burrow (pictured below) for organizing the event, and to Sam Lund for loaning her yard again this year!

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On Wednesday, 16 volunteers gathered and stuffed thousands of plastic eggs with candy and goodies, all of which were cleaned up fairly quickly by the Maywood kiddos!

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A few lucky kids found the eggs with the golden coins and got to go home with a special gift.

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But it wasn’t only the kids that were enjoying the beautiful day!

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Garage Sale Committee Members Needed!

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The Maywood Park Garage Sale is a popular annual summer event that draws hundreds into the city. It is also 100% run by community volunteers. In order to ensure that the annual tradition continues, the committee is looking to add more volunteers.

Please contact maywoodparkags@gmail.com if you would like to donate some of your time to the event committee. Planning will be starting ASAP!

Air Quality: Data show low health risk

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Safer Air Oregon released an initial set of air quality data, and continues to provide updated information on their website related to toxic metals emissions and what they’re doing to protect the public’s health.

The areas of focus for further testing were around the two artistic glass facilities in SE and N Portland, both of which show little to no human health risk in the short or long term.

If you have follow up questions, you are encouraged to contact state and county agency contacts.

 

Living with Coyotes

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Recently, there have been a few sightings of coyotes in and around the Maywood Park area. Considering our position at the base of Rocky Butte, this isn’t surprising. While there are specific rules we should all follow to ensure a safe co-existence with these animals, there is little cause for alarm. While coyotes will prey upon pets that roam freely outside, they pose little harm to humans. In fact, the only documented cases of issue between coyotes and humans stemmed from breaking simple rules that allow us to live peacefully together.

To learn more, check out the tips below or download this brochure.

The Audubon Society of Portland publishes some very useful information about urban coyotes. Their tips for reducing human-coyote conflict include:

1. Never deliberately feed a coyote or other wild mammal.
2. Securely cover garbage cans and compost bins.
3. Remove fallen fruit from yards.
4. Eliminate opportunities for rats to breed in and around your yard.
5. Never deliberately approach a coyote and teach children to respect all wildlife from a distance.
6. Keep house pets indoors and allow only controlled access to the outdoors (fenced yards and leashes). Always keep pets in from dusk to dawn when coyotes are most active.
7. To prevent coyotes from entering your yard consider removing unnecessary brush, installing a motion-sensitive lighting system, or installing a coyote proof fence. To be effective fences must be at least six feet tall, have no openings greater than four inches and should extend flush with the ground.
8. If you do not want coyotes around your home, let them know that they are not welcome. If you see a coyote, shout and make noise, wave your arms.

 

 

 

Air Quality Update

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By now, you’ve likely see maps of heavy metal levels found in high concentrations in moss within a few Portland metro areas, including one in our area. The city has been in contact with local government representatives and the Multnomah County Health Department to get more clarity around how the detected arsenic levels in moss translate into health-based risks. Air and soil samples have been taken from area sites and we expect that results will be released by March 11.

Until then, visit the Oregon state website to get answers to your questions about air quality and learn more about healthy gardening.

Doggy rules in the city

In Maywood, our 4-legged residents rule! And as the days get longer, our opportunities to be out and about with our furry friends increase. Please help us remain a community of responsible and courteous dog owners by:

1. Keeping your dog on a leash at all times when you are out and about. There are no off-leash areas in Maywood Park.

2. Bringing your dogs inside at night and when you are not home. Dogs left unattended miss you, and may express themselves the only way they know how: barking! Be kind to your pets and your neighbors by bringing your dogs in.

3. Picking up after your dog and disposing of the waste appropriately. The doggy bag boxes on Maywood Place are put up for your convenience when you forget a bag for your dog’s waste. The boxes are NOT to put the waste in. Please use available garbage cans for disposing of dog waste.

Easter volunteers needed. Hop to it!

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Just a few short weeks until Easter and we’re calling all volunteers to help prepare for our Annual Easter Egg hunt, which will be held on Saturday, March 26 at 10:30am.

How can you help?

1. Donate cash or individually wrapped candy donations to 9636 NE Mason
2. Come and help stuff eggs on Wednesday, March 23 at 7pm at 9636 NE Mason
3. Head on down to Failing and Maywood Place early on the day of the hunt to help hide the eggs