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Cully Cleanup on Earth Day, April 23rd

Jessica Jazdzewski

Cully Association of Neighbors invites you to join us for the 2016 Cully Earth Day Cleanup on Saturday, April 23rd!  This annual event is an opportunity for residents to bring vehicles full of unwanted household items to one central location where volunteers will help unload and sort items into various recycling stations.  While the main purpose of this event is to provide residents with a convenient and affordable option for recycling and reuse, funds raised from the cleanup also support CAN’s activities throughout the year, including this newsletter.  Proceeds from the cleanup provide funding for the successful mini-grant program that has helped bring to fruition many neighbor-driven projects that directly benefit this community.

The cleanup accepts all sorts of bulky items, excluding hazardous waste, yard debris, construction materials and materials from commercial businesses and some things typically picked up with your normal trash and recycling service.  Local nonprofits, like the Northeast Emergency Food Program  will be on site to collect donations of usable household goods, furniture, appliances, building materials, clothing and non-perishable food donations. Please see the accompanying flyer for more information about what we can and cannot accept, as well as suggested donation amounts.

One of the highlights of the cleanup is the neighborhood yard sale.  Donated items in good condition are resold at very reasonable prices so that they can be reused instead of going straight to the landfill.  Even if you don’t have items to donate, please feel free to drop by and shop; you never know what you’ll find!  Anything remaining at the end of the event will be donated to the Salvation Army.

This year’s cleanup will be held from 9am-3pm on April 23rd in the parking lot of Trinity Lutheran Church and School at 5520 NE Killingsworth St.  There will be no vehicle entrance from 55th and Killingsworth St. Please turn at 53rd and Killingsworth St. driving south one block and enter the parking lot from Emerson St.  Shoppers coming to the neighborhood yard sale may park directly on Killingsworth St. - just look for the big tent.  If you have any questions or are interested in volunteering, please contact Jessica at (541) 510-4761 or at  Students ages 14 and up can earn community service credit by participating in this event. All volunteers are permitted to dispose of one carload for free, will receive a complimentary meal and can select one item from the neighborhood yard sale.


The Cully Earth Day Cleanup is made possible by generous annual support from Metro, the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability, Trinity Lutheran Church and School, SOLVE, Central Northeast Neighbors & many local businesses.


Friends, Partners, Community Members,


Portland Parks & Recreation has decided to postpone the Grand Opening Celebration for Colwood Golf Course until Summer 2016 due to additional improvements we will be completing over the winter and spring.  These improvements are targeted at bringing the existing site up to current development standards and include pedestrian frontage improvement, new parking lot, driving range pad and other elements that we feel will improve the facility immensely and make access to the public safer. 


Given the exciting new improvements, we think that waiting until all of the project elements are complete will give our partners and the community a very different and much improved site in which to celebrate!


In the meantime, we will be hosting an event for the local community later this summer. 


Thank you for your patience and understanding as we continue to improve this wonderful addition to Portland Parks list of properties.


John Zoller

Portland Parks & Recreation

Director of Golf

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302

Portland, OR 97204

503-823-5104 (office)



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