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CARE FOR YOUR TREES — Lake Oswego will offer urban and community forestry workshops over the coming months, including “Understanding Your Trees: Basics of Tree Biology and Structure” from 10:30 a.m. to noon this Saturday. A certified arborist will help participants understand how to manage trees on their properties, keeping them health and safe. The workshop is free and will take place at the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way. Call 503-635-0290 to sign up.

SHRED DAY — The city-sponsored community paper-shredding event April 27 reportedly allowed 500 residents to dispose of more than 15,000 pounds of paper. Recycling those materials helps conserve as many as 129 trees and saves 2,873 gallons of oil and almost 53,000 gallons of water, along with energy and landfill space, according to the city. The event also helped collect 25 boxes of food and $150 in cash for the Oregon Food Bank.

VOLUNTEER — Positions are open on two city advisory boards. May 31 is the deadline to apply for a spot on the 50-plus advisory board and the sustainability board. Information about the boards and applications are available online at www.ci.oswego.or.us/boc/boards-commissions-vacancies.

PINTEREST — The library’s youth services department is now highlighting book suggestions, craft projects and other fodder of interest to kids on Pinterest. Check out the group’s boards for some inspiration at pinterest.com/lakeozyouth.

MEALS ON WHEELS — Lake Oswego Adult Community Center volunteer John Fowlks recently landed honors for his work to promote the local meal-delivery program. Oregon City’s mayor will present Fowlks with the award for “Outstanding and Selfless Service in North Clackamas County,” according to the city of Lake Oswego.

BOONES FERRY ROAD — The Oregon Department of Transportation is taking public input on a bunch of projects competing for state grant money, and the city of Lake Oswego has a proposal in the running. The city has applied for $4 million to make pedestrian and cyclist improvements, part of a bigger effort to overhaul and revamp Boones Ferry Road in Lake Grove.

If the city gets the grant, the money would supplement other funding sources, including a $5 million bond measure approved by voters last November and urban renewal dollars.

To learn more about the city’s proposal, visit www.ci.oswego.or.us/lora/boones-ferry-road-stip-grant. Public comments can be submitted to the state by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. ; they’re due by June 30.

WATER PLANT — The city will dispose of an empty carbon dioxide tank from its water treatment plant by selling it to a company in Texas for $15,000. Two 40-foot-tall cranes had been scheduled to help remove the 30,000-pound tank, which is no longer needed for pipe corrosion control at the plant, which will soon be expanded and upgraded.




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