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June 2023 HelloLO*****ECRWSS***** POSTAL CUSTOMER Presorted Standard U.S. Postage PAID Permit 124 Lake Oswego, OR Insert Library Historic Preservation In s i d e For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.lakeoswego.City or Call 503-635-0257. 2 Fireworks Safety If I Were Mayor - Contest Winners Wastewater Treatment Plant Neighborhood Meeting Residential Clean Energy Incentives Backflow Testing - Due by July 15 Mosquito Control 3 Pollination Celebration Farmers' Market 4th of July Festivities Parks Project Update Library Events 4 Community Calendar Photo Contest LO Festival of the Arts Emergency Radio Communications Event People’s Choice - Vote for Your Favorite O . O L .Hello Ju n e 2 0 2 3 THE OFFICIAL NEWSLETTER OF THE CITY OF LAKE OSWEGO Continued on page 2 JUNETEENTH CELEBRATION ON JUNE 18, FROM 1TO 4 PM AT CITY HALL Join the City of Lake Oswego, Respond to Racism, the Arts Council of Lake Oswego, and LO for LOve to commemorate the end of slavery with a community celebration honoring the historic day at City Hall. The program includes a keynote address from Dr. Renee Mitchell, award-winning metro columnist for The Oregonian and visionary behind I Am M.O.R.E., a heART focused youth development program. The event also features emcee and tunes from DJ Avelanche, performances from Sebe Kan, a West African Drum and Dance troupe, remarks from Councilor Massene Mboup, youth poetry, vendors, and the unveiling of the mural, Ms. Willie's Dream, at City Hall. The mural, by local Portland Artist Sarah Farahat, is a colorful and celebratory piece, embodying aspirations for and by the community. The artist, as well as community members instrumental in the mural, will speak at the event. This year's Juneteenth event is about coming together as a community to honor the past, celebrate the present, and look forward to a brighter future. So, mark your calendar and get ready for a day of joy, celebration, and unity. This event is free and open to the public. For more information go to www.lakeoswego.city/parksrec/2023-juneteenth. CITY SUPPORTS SOLAR ENERGY IN OREGON THROUGH PORTLAND GENERAL ELECTRIC (PGE) PROGRAM Did you know that the City purchases 100% clean renewable energy for all of our eligible electricity accounts? The City is thrilled to share that Pachwáywit Fields - Oregon’s largest solar facility - is now generating power, thanks in part to our participation in Portland General Electric’s Green Future Impact program. Pachwáywit Fields, whose construction started in 2021, spans 1,170 acres and includes 471,156 solar panels that could generate the same amount of electricity as required to power 40,000 households. In 2019, City Council authorized an agreement to purchase renewable energy directly from a new renewable energy facility through a power purchase agreement (PPA) with PGE. The City’s participation, along with other subscribers, helped to make the development of the new Pachwáywit Fields facility possible. Approximately 55% of the City’s electricity use is now sourced from this solar facility. We’re proud to support Oregon’s green energy economy while helping meet the growing demand for clean energy in our region. CLEAN ENERGY INCENTIVES & PROGRAMS RESIDENTS CAN ALSO BE A PART OF THE CLEAN ENERGY TRANSITION! Using energy more efficiently and switching from fossil fuels to clean, renewable energy sources are among the most impactful things we can do to reduce climate pollution. Right now there are a number of programs and incentives available that can help you save money and make your home safe and comfortable while also helping protect the environment. LAKEVIEW BOULEVARD IMPROVEMENT PROJECT – OPEN HOUSE Tuesday, June 13, 6 to 7:30pm | Maintenance Center -17601 Pilkington Rd, Lake Oswego The City is evaluating stormwater issues, poor pavement conditions, pedestrian access, and safety along Lakeview Boulevard, between South Shore Boulevard and Iron Mountain Boulevard. Please join us at the project’s first Open House on June 13 to provide input on preliminary concepts and share your feedback! Learn more: www.lakeoswego.city/lakeviewboulevard YOUR DRINKING WATER IS CLEAN AND SAFE 2023 WATER QUALITY REPORT NOW AVAILABLE Clean drinking water is an essential resource we rely on every day. Providing residents and businesses in Lake Oswego with safe, dependable, high-quality water is our top priority. Lake Oswego’s tap water meets or exceeds every State and Federal standard for safe drinking water. Sourced from the Clackamas River, your drinking water goes through state-of-the-art treatment designed to eliminate pathogens like bacteria and viruses. Know your H20 by reading your 2023 Water Quality Report by June 30th and enter to win $100 off your next utility bill! Learn all about where your water comes from, how it is treated, what it is tested for, and meet some of our water superheroes who work 24/7 to ensure your drinking water is there when you need it. To view the report, visit www.lakeoswego.city/2023-water-report or call 503-534-5741 to request a mailed copy. HELP SHAPE THE FUTURE OF THE CITY’S URBAN FOREST URBAN AND COMMUNITY FORESTRY PLAN UPDATE The City’s Urban & Community Forestry Plan, first adopted in 2007, is due for an update! The City Council established a goal of updating the Plan following the City’s State of the Urban Forest Report update, completed in 2022. The purpose of the Urban and Community Forestry Plan is to bring together policies, practices, and plans related to Lake Oswego’s urban forest and serves as a planning and policy tool for managing our urban forest. Staff and the project consultant, Dudek, will be conducting public outreach, including a public survey, this summer to inform these updates. You can get involved by joining the project mailing list at ufmp@dudek.com and staying tuned for upcoming events and an online survey. For more information visit the Urban and Community Forestry webpage at www.lakeoswego.city/planning or contact our Planning Department directly at planning@lakeoswego.city or 503-635-0290. Pachwáywit Fields, a 162 MW/AC facility in Gilliam County, will provide renewable energy to 17 of PGE’s largest customers through PGE's Green Future Impact program, enabling them to achieve ambitious sustainability and carbon reduction targets. 2 Trudy Corrigan City Councilor tcorrigan@lakeoswego.city Massene Mboup City Councilor mmboup@lakeoswego.city Ali Afghan City Councilor aafghan@lakeoswego.city Aaron Rapf City Councilor arapf@lakeoswego.city Rachel Verdick City Councilor rverdick@lakeoswego.city John Wendland City Councilor jwendland@lakeoswego.city Joe Buck Mayor jbuck@lakeoswego.city City Council 503-635-0215 City Manager Martha Bennett 503-635-0215 FIREWORKS SAFETY With 4th of July around the corner, fireworks go on sale June 23 throughout the state. The Lake Oswego Fire Department reminds everyone that even legal fireworks can be dangerous and unpredictable. The safest way to avoid fireworks related fires, injuries, and property damage is not to use fireworks. If you still chose to use legal fireworks, please use extreme caution. Here are a few important safety tips: • Have an adult light fireworks and keep matches and lighters secured at all times (did you know sparklers can heat up to 1,200 degrees?) • Always have water available and light fireworks well away from vegetation or structures • Never re-light a “dud” firework! Wait 15-20 minutes and then soak it in a bucket of water • Always soak used fireworks in a bucket of water overnight prior to discarding in the outdoor trash • Keep pets indoors while fireworks are being used in your neighborhood Reminder, “illegal fireworks” under State of Oregon law are any fireworks that explode, fly into the air, or travel more than six feet on the ground or 12 inches into the air. Illegal fireworks include but are not limited to: bottle rockets, roman candles, firecrackers, and mortars. Questions? Call the Fire Department at 503-635-0275 or visit www.lakeoswego.city/fireworks LOOK WHAT’S NEW AT IRON MTN PARK! The beautiful and natural surroundings of Iron Mountain Park, located at 2401 Iron Mountain Road, were a perfect fit for moving Campbell Native Garden. The original garden was dedicated in 1998 as a surprise to honor Virginia and Harold Campbell. Moving from its original location, just down the road, allows more people to safely see the natural garden and experience the recent abundance of the natural habitat at the park. This amazing natural site was originally home to an old iron mining operation and now sets the backdrop for this natural gem of Lake Oswego. Currently, the new garden area is being planted with native pollinators and is also being evaluated to be a part of the Backyard Habitat Program. Once completed, the new name for the garden will be Campbell Native Pollinator Garden. Come see the work in progress! IF I WERE MAYOR - CONTEST WINNERS CONGRATULATIONS! The 'If I Were Mayor' contest is an annual contest sponsored by the Oregon Mayors Association (OMA.) Students grades 4-12, including home-schooled students, from all over Oregon share their creative and inspirational ideas of what their city would look like if they were mayor. After considering all entries, first, second and third place winners were selected in the following categories: Posters (grades 4-5) and Essays (grades 6-8). And the 2023 winners are: • Emma Irving - 1st place, Poster • Elise Irving - 2nd place, Poster • Clara Watson - 3rd place, Poster • Sophia Lu - 1st place, Essay • Lucia Kovac - 2nd place, Essay • Megan Rim - 3rd place, Essay • Wyatt Carlson - Honorable Mention • Navya Jha - Honorable Mention To see their entries, please visit www.lakeoswego.city/publicaffairs/2023-if-i-were-mayor-contest- winners. To everyone who submitted an entry, we appreciate the time you spent and your thoughtful ideas. The Mayor and Councilors very much enjoyed learning your unique perspective. A BIG congratulations to Sophia Lu for placing 1st in the statewide contest! Sophia will be recognized this August at the OMA Conference in Hood River. Left to Right: Wyatt Carlson, Sophia Lu, Clara Watson, Council President Rachel Verdick, Elise Irving, Mayor Joe Buck, Emma Irving, Navya Jha, Lucia Kovac and Megan Rim CLEAN ENERGY INCENTIVES Continued from page 1 The federal Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 funded a number of financial incentives to help households adopt clean energy technology and make energy efficiency home improvements. You can now receive tax credits for installing rooftop solar panels or a battery storage system for your home (30% of equipment and installation cost), purchasing an electric vehicle (up to $7500), and installing a heat pump air conditioner/heater (up to $2000). Rebates will also be available later this year for additional appliances, like electric stoves and heat pump clothes dryers, and other home weatherization and efficiency upgrades. To learn more about the Inflation Reduction Act, go to www.whitehouse.gov/cleanenergy. Portland General Electric (PGE) and the Energy Trust of Oregon also provide incentives and rebates for clean energy home upgrades, from smart thermostats, to heat pump HVAC systems, to electric vehicle chargers. For more information, visit www.portlandgeneral.com/all-electric-home and www.energytrust.org/residential/incentives. Even if you aren’t in a position to make home upgrades, you can still make a difference through your energy use. Sign up for PGE’s Green Future Choice program to match 100% of your electricity use with renewable energy, or participate in their Time of Day pricing or Peak Time Rebates program to help support our region’s transition to clean energy by optimizing your electricity use. Find out more at www.portlandgeneral.com/energy-choices. And finally, check out our local EcoHome LO program - www.lakeoswego.city/sustainability/ ecohome-lo-program - for more tips about how you can adopt sustainable practices at home and in your everyday life, and get recognized for your progress! BACKFLOW TESTING - DUE BY JULY 15 In plumbing, a cross connection is created if a water supply pipe is connected to a water source that could contaminate the drinking water supply, such as irrigation systems, hot tubs, pools, and private wells. Backflow, or the reverse flow of water from the cross connection, may contaminate the water. To protect the public water system, customers with cross connections are required by law to install a backflow prevention assembly and have it pass an annual test by a certified tester. In Lake Oswego, backflow testing must be completed by July 15. For more information, email backflow@lakeoswego.city, visit www.lakeoswego.city/publicworks/backflow-and- cross-connection-control-program or call 503-534-5674. WASTEWATER TREATMENT PLANT NEIGHBORHOOD MEETING Thursday, June 22, 6 to 8pm Lake Oswego and Portland, in partnership with EPCOR Foothills Water Project, are proposing to build a new, state-of-the-art wastewater treatment facility to replace the aging Tryon Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant. The proposed new facility will deliver significant added benefits at a similar cost as making necessary upgrades to the existing plant. Join the project team at a virtual neighborhood meeting on June 22 from 6-8 p.m. to learn more and share feedback on the proposed development. For more information about the project, or to sign-up for e-news, visit www.lakeoswegowastewaterfacility.org For details on these and other events, visit www.lakeoswego.city/library or call: Main Number, 503-636-7628 Reference Desk Number, 503-675-2540 Donate online, www.lopl.org/donate 3 Y our C ommunit Y r esour C e for i nformation and e nri C hmentCITY LIBRARY PARKS & RECREATION Mailing: PO Box 369 For more information or to register for Parks & Recreation programs, visit www.lakeoswego.city/parksrec or call 503-675-2549. POLLINATION CELEBRATION June 22, from 4 to 7pm at Luscher Farm Lake Oswego Parks & Recreation is excited to celebrate national pollinator week at Luscher Farm! The event features educational sessions on pollinators, bird walks, bee identification and talks, crafts and activities for kids, sweet treats from Kona Ice, live music and more. The celebration concludes with a special pollinator parade for kids. Local nonprofit booths include the Oswego Lake Watershed Council, Lake Grove Garden Club, Clackamas County Master Gardeners, Friends of Luscher Farm, Oregon Bee Atlas and Friends of Rogerson Clematis Collection. This event is free and open to the public. For more information go to www.lakeoswego.city/parksrec/2023-pollination-celebration. CELEBRATE THE 4TH WITH STAR SPANGLED FESTIVITIES! The City of Lake Oswego has an amazing lineup of activities for the community to celebrate all things red, white, and blue! MILLENNIUM CONCERT BAND July 3, from 7 to 9pm at Millennium Plaza Park Kick off the star-spangled celebrations with a patriotic concert honoring Veterans with Lake Oswego’s Millennium Concert Band. The audience will be entertained with arrangements that include both military and marching compositions. The performance will include the Lake Oswego Honor Guard Presentation of Colors and a remarkable tribute to Veterans. STAR-SPANGLED PARADE July 4, from 10am to 1pm Don your patriotic colors, decorate your wagons, and join friends and neighbors for the annual Star-Spangled Parade. Delight in festive floats, musical entertainment, vibrant vehicles, and costumed canines as they march down A Avenue to Millennium Plaza Park via Second Street. The parade features Lake Oswego’s Fire engine, an authentic Fife & Drum Band, Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, classic cars, and more! Then, continue the celebration at Millennium Plaza Park with live music from Bon Bon Vivant, face painting from U B Painted, balloon animals, a pie-eating contest, and more! The celebration features cuisine from local food crafters, too. Please note all vehicles, floats, and large groups must pre-register to participate in the parade by the June 12 deadline. For information, visit www.lakeoswego.city/ParksRecEvents. INDEPENDENCE DAY ILLUMINATION July 4, from 8 to 10:30pm at Foothills Park Finish celebrating the 4th with a concert from Satin Love Orchestra, a high energy disco and dance band, and the laser light show, a spectacular display of lights in the sky. The remarkable and unique display will enchant people of all ages. Lasers take flight at approximately 10:05 p.m. Bring your blankets, pillows, and low sand chairs and save a spot for your friends and family. Additional activities include food trucks, face painting, and fun for all! Please note that temporary road closures & delays take place as a result of the Star Spangled Parade, including the closure of A Avenue between 1st & 10th Streets, 2nd Street between A Avenue & Evergreen, and Evergreen Road between 1st & 4th Streets. Please visit the website, www.lakeoswego.city/ParksRecEvents. PARKS PROJECT UPDATE The Recreation and Aquatic Center (LORAC) continues progressing with site grading, trenching for piping, and prep work for the rock pad that will outline the building. The Annex (formerly the Golf Course Clubhouse) renovation is advancing with the structural beam repair and rough plumbing complete. The siding will also be finished in the next few weeks. In addition, the Golf Course is also starting to take shape with the help of Dan Hixon, a golf architect and designer, who brings a wealth of experience with his impressive resume, including Bandon Crossings, Wine Valley, and Crestview, among many others that are award-winning courses. Completion of the projects is slated for the fall of 2024. To keep up-to-date on Parks projects, visit www.lakeoswego.city/parksrec/parks-recreation- projects These are just a few highlights of our Library programs for June! Most programs are made possible by the Friends of the Lake Oswego Public Library. Library is located at 706 Fourth St. 97034. For more details please call us at 503-697-6582, or go to www.lopl.org SUMMER LIBRARY CHALLENGE June 1 – August 31 Register at lopl.org/summer for all ages and abilities with specifics for children, teens, and adults! Visit the Children’s Library for a FREE book just for signing up! In addition, you can earn the chance to win weekly prizes. Adult readers can be entered into a Grand Prize drawing for a stay at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport, Oregon. HYBRID: FIRST TUESDAY MUSIC: FOLIAS DUO Tuesday, June 6, 2023 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm Come to the Library and enjoy the creative rhythms and melodies of the Folias Duo! Flutist Carmen Maret and guitarist Andrew Bergeron combine the sounds of European classical music with jazz, world music, and improvisation. A livestream will also be available at www.youtube.com/@LakeOLib/streams. For more information, please contact librarian April at 503-534-5667 or ayounglove@lakeoswego.city. SELF-PORTRAIT WORKSHOP: WHO ARE YOU? Saturday, June 10, 2023 - 1pm to 4pm, – in the Library, second floor. What makes you who you are? Let a self-portrait speak for you and show us! Materials and paper provided. We will discuss basic head drawing methods and then you create a self-portrait, which will be photographed and posted on the Library’s website! For more information, please email librarian Todd at tfeinman@lakeoswego.city. No registration is necessary for this workshop. OUR UNTAPPED TREASURES: CHILDREN AND ELDERS ARE PROBLEM SOLVERS, TOO WITH PAMELA SLAUGHTER Tuesday, June 13, 2023 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm – in the Library conference room. There are many reasons why people fail to invite children and elders to the table when it comes to solving problems. The goal of this conversation is to encourage people to approach problem solving in a more inclusive manner, and ask elders or children to share their ideas. Presented in partnership with Oregon Humanities' The Conversation Project. Registration is required. Please contact librarian Alicia at 503-534-4228 or ayokoyama@ lakeoswego.city. THIRD TUESDAY AUTHOR: PETER MARBACH Tuesday, June 20, 2023 - 5:30pm to 6:30pm. – in the Library, main floor. Peter Marbach’s distinguished career spans three decades. He has authored several coffee table books and has numerous regional and national publication credits. His 2019 book, Healing the Big River – Salmon Dreams and the Columbia River Treaty continues to educate the public about the importance of modernizing the Columbia River Treaty. His projects have been featured on Oregon Field Guide, OPB’s Think Out Loud, and recently on KGW’s Grant’s Getaways. For more information, please contact librarian Alicia 503-534-4228 or ayokoyama@lakeoswego.city. FOR FAMILIES: CAMP LOPL, AT ROSSMAN PARK! Join your library friends at Rossman Park - just down the block from the Library, 555 Fourth Street. Wednesday, June 21, 2023 - 2pm to 3pm. Special Guest, Ranger Ben! We'll learn about the history and ecology that make up our park system Wednesday, June 28, 2023 - 2pm to 3pm Bubbles Make the World Go-Round! We’ll use bubble and paint for some creative design, and enjoy a giant bubble show. POPERAPDX INTERACTIVE MUSIC WITH ELAINA STUPPLER Saturday, June 24, 2023 - 10:30am to 11:00am - in the Children's Library – lower level. Join us for a musical adventure. Clap, tap, and shake along to all different styles of music! Elaina Stuppler has performed at the Hollywood Bowl, Carnegie Hall, and will soon play at the Sydney Opera House! For more information, contact the Children’s desk at 503-697-6580. LIBRARY CLOSURES Juneteenth - Monday, June 19 44 For inFormation about the City and its serviCes, go to www.lakeoswego.City or Call 503-635-0257. Contributing writers:Quin Brunner, City Manager's OfficeNell Diamond, Library Nicolette Hume, Adult Community Center Katy Kerklaan, Engineering Robin Krakauer, Parks & RecreationIris McCaleb, Planning Madison Thesing, City Manager's Office Amanda Watson, Sustainability Citizen inFormation speCialist and hellolo editor/writer Bonnie Hirshberger 503-675-3992 bhirshberger@lakeoswego.city This newsletter is printed on Processed Chlorine Free 100% recycled content paper, using soy-based ink. 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More details are available online at: www.lakeoswego.city/calendar For more information, call 503-675-3992. Community Calendar EMERGENCY RADIO COMMUNICATIONS EVENT SATURDAY, JUNE 24, WEST WALUGA PARK Join Lake Oswego Amateur Radio Emergency Service (LOARES) members at West Waluga Park from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. to learn how radios can be used for emergency communications in your neighborhood. LOARES members will set up a multi-radio field station, joining 40,000 ham radio operators on-the-air across North America for the ARRL (American Radio Relay League) Field Day. LOARES members and Lake Oswego Fire Department staff will be available to share how you can become a valued emergency two-way radio operator and help your neighbors if cell phone/internet service fails. Visitors will have the opportunity to not only learn about all radio services (FRS, GMRS, ham) but enjoy hands-on experience getting on-the-air! LO ARES member Rob Siebens. LO FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS - JUNE 23, 24, 25 FEATURED EXHIBIT: “ART OF THE ALBUM AND CONCERT" This year’s featured exhibit, “Art of the Album and Concert” invites the public to view the work of three of the top poster artists in the world; Emek, Gary Houston, and Tim Oakley. The Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts highlights the collaboration between music and visual art in celebration of its 60th birthday. The Featured exhibit, “Art of the Album & Concert” will include a special installation of their work, along with a deep dive into how vinyl records are made, and the story behind the artwork of some of our most beloved international and Oregon-based bands. The Festival is a non-profit FREE event championing the diversity of artistic talent since its inception in 1963! Look for thousands of pieces of art within incredible exhibits, live music, and food at Lakewood Center and George Rogers Park. Shuttles will be available. For more information, visit www.lakewood-center.org/festival-of-the-arts. Portland locals Tim Oakley, Emek and Gary Houston (from left to right) NATIVE GARDEN IN BLOOM AT THE IRON WORKER’S COTTAGE! Did you know the City of Lake Oswego and the Lake Oswego Preservation Society restored the grounds of the Iron Worker’s Cottage to a native habitat? The garden features primarily native plants and trees, a stone water feature, bird houses, a Mason bee house, and public art! With spring in full bloom, it’s a great time to enjoy the native plants, art and bird houses, and our history! Located at 40 Wilbur Street, the museum is open Saturdays from 11-3, but you can view the garden anytime. For more information, visit www.lakeoswego.city/conservation PEOPLE’S CHOICE It is time to cast your vote! Community members can select one sculpture for People’s Choice to become part of the nationally recognized Gallery Without Walls permanent collection in the City of Lake Oswego. A committee of city leaders, artists, board members, and residents nominated five compelling artworks for consideration. Anyone who resides or works in Lake Oswego can vote. Voting closes on June 16, 2023. Online voting ends at 5 p.m., and mailed ballots must be postmarked by that date. To vote online, visit the Arts Council of Lake Oswego website at artscouncillo.org. You can also fill out a ballot at the Arts Council’s ARTspace (380 A Avenue, Suite A), City Hall (380 A Avenue), the Adult Community Center (505 G Avenue), and the Library (706 Fourth Street). Pollination & Inspiration Artist: Melissa Cole Located at the corner of 1st Street and B Avenue The Watcher Artist: Scott Foster Located at the corner of 4th Street and A Avenue LandDance 1 Artist: Jennifer Kapnek and Mike Suri Located at the corner of 3rd Street and A Avenue Living Steel Artist: Diego Harris Located at the corner of 3rd Street and B Avenue Truth Artist: MacRae Wylde Located in Lower Millennium Plaza