PICNIC and SHiNA newsletter

From the editor

You’ve read our announcements…
You’ve received the gold postcard…
You’re reading this notice…
Now it’s time for action: come on out to the picnic on Sunday!
At the Farmhouse, 2 to 6 pm, jazz and blues, potluck, kids activities provided, info tables, ice cream, door prizes, Taiko drums, how can you hesitate! At Wayne Morse Family Farm Park, on Crest Drive.

Earthquake News

Neighbors asked when the EWEB water container program would be on. EWEB customers can pre‐order an emergency water supply storage container in August 2015 for pick‐up in October 2015 at http://www.eweb.org/waterreliability. There’s a four‐container limit per household; available while supplies last.

Crime Report

A neighbor writes: “A package from Amazon was on my front porch on Olive Street between 34th and 35th and we were not at home to immediately get it off the porch. A neighbor reports that a large gold SUV, like a Ford Explorer, stopped in front of the house. A child got out and ran up to the porch then ran back to the SUV. She says it looked liked a mother and son so the neighbor presumed it was a friend of mine picking up something. The woman had dark hair, either short or up on top of her head. The boy was about 12ish. They drove from Crest towards W35th, stopped in front of my house and the boy got out and ran up to my porch. The female turned around in the neighbor’s driveway then came back in front of my house to pick up the boy, who had my Amazon order, minus the shipping case, and drove back towards Crest. The gold SUV had a regular Oregon license plate that began with H. The SUV wasn’t old, more newish was the neighbors impression.”

Land Development News

1) On July 31 the City received an application for the “Arcadia cluster subdivision” to be located at the site of the church at 28th and Friendly, creating 15 cluster housing lots on 0 .17 acres. The application has just been received but no support documents so far. If you want to keep track of this plan, the file number is ST 15 – 006. See http://pdd.eugene-or.gov/LandUse/ApplicationDetails?file=ST-15-6

2) The owners propose to divide 3021 Friendly Street into three lots. File Number: PT-15-1
To access file details and application materials:
Send comments by 5 pm on August 18, to Erik Berg-Johansen, erik.berg@ci.eugene.or.us .

Eugene Pride Day Festival
Saturday, August 8
Join us for music, art, learning and beautiful LGBTQ friends and allies in Alton Baker Park on Saturday, August 8 from noon until 6 PM. Enjoy a beverage from the beer garden and try some tasty food from local vendors. FREE admission with a $5 suggested donation – all proceeds go to cover event costs.

Eugene Parks System Plan Update
PICTURE the possibilities; PLAN places and spaces; PLAY for years to come!
The City of Eugene is embarking on an 18-month process to update Eugene’s parks and recreation system plan. PARKS and RECreate will build on the system’s strong legacy and guide necessary adjustments to meet new challenges. And, we can’t do it without you!
This summer we are squarely in the “collect” phase of the project and we need to know – what do you want, need and desire for Eugene’s parks and recreation? There are a number of ways you can join the conversation and tell us what is important to YOU.
Take this 15-minute survey. It’s quick and easy. Your voice truly matters AND we will enter you into a prize drawing for amazing customized recreation experiences.
Register for our mailing list so we can keep you updated on what we are learning as we move forward Follow us on Facebook and Twitter and visit us at http://www.EUGparksandrec.org for more info.
And last, but certainly not least, find the little red bus popping up at a location near you this summer. Come talk to us, share your parks and recreation story in the Chatter Box, take your selfie in the Picture Your Parks photo booth, make music with our pedal powered bike, toss a beanbag and enjoy some free ice cream or juice. There are all kinds of ways for you to have fun and share what matters most to you and your family. Tour dates and locations can be found at http://www.EUGparksandrec.org

Reminders about Previous Items
(1) Free Vision Screening for Young Children at Library
Saturday, August 8, 2:30 – 4:30 PM
For more information about See to Read vision screenings, visit http://www.seetoread.net or contact the Eugene Public Library at 541-682-8316 or http://www.eugene-or.gov/library.

(2) Permaculture Convergence August 28-29-30
Visit the website http://www.northwestpermaculture.org for a schedule and more information.