WATERSHED TOUR — Residents are invited to tour the Oswego Lake watershed, seeing where streams begin in local neighborhoods and checking out community efforts to keep watersheds healthy. The event will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday.

The tour will begin at the Uplands Elementary School parking lot, 2055 Wembley Park Road, exploring the headwaters of Springbrook Creek and seeing the creek’s connection to the lake and the Willamette River. Participants will then form carpools to travel to examples of low-impact development practices that help water quality, such as rain gardens, green roofs and green streets.

For details, contact Stephanie Wagner at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. For tips on reducing watershed impacts, visit

NATURAL LANDSCAPING — A free landscaping workshop will showcase ways to manage a garden from the ground up and will offer ideas for gardening with native plants that use less water and don’t require spendy fertilizers or pesticides to thrive. The event will take place from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at Tryon Creek State Natural Area, 11321 SW Terwilliger Blvd. Preregistration is required by calling 503-636-4398 or visiting

DEVELOPMENT REVIEW — The city is accepting applications for upcoming vacancies on the Lake Oswego Development Review Commission. The seven-member DRC reviews land use applications. Members are appointed by the city council to serve three-year terms.

For more information about the commission, visit To apply, go to

FRIENDS OF PARKS — The Lake Oswego Parks and Recreation Department will host a Parks Friends and Neighbors Natural Resource Forum next week.

The event will feature presentations about invasive species and help groups that volunteer to care for local parks to share their strategies for removing invasive plant species. It will take place from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Sept. 19 in the Willamette room at the West End Building, 4101 Kruse Way. For more information, call Ryan Stee at 503-697-6575.

UNSUNG HEROES — The city is accepting nominations for its annual Unsung Hero awards, which recognize residents who make a positive difference in the community. The deadline to submit nominations is Nov. 1. Applications are online at, at city hall, 380 A Ave., or by calling 503-635-0257.

GO BY FOOT, BIKE, BUS OR BOAT — The city’s 100 Mile Challenge remains underway. The challenge offers information, tools and incentives to encourage people to leave their cars at home and instead walk, cycle, take the bus or use other forms of car-free transportation. For details, visit

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