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‘Take Care of West Linn Day’ set for May

The annual ‘Take Care of West Linn Day’ event has been scheduled for May 16, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

The Parks and Recreation Department’s mission for Take Care of West Linn Day is to promote the value of volunteerism and community pride by making available opportunities for community members to participate in projects to give back to their community and maintain the quality of life in West Linn.

The parks department’s goal is to facilitate a large number of events throughout the city led by community organizations. The city will also promote opportunities for individuals to join one of these events and provide an after-event to recognize volunteers.

The types of projects organizations may choose to organize include:

  • Natural area cleanups
  • Park plantings
  • Invasive species removal
  • Park improvement projects
  • Trail maintenance
  • Community landscape projects
  • Tree planting
  • Your organization can choose to organize your own project, partner with another organization or send volunteers to another organization’s project. The Parks and Recreation Department will help with identifying a project, planning your project, promoting your project to obtain additional volunteers and recognizing the effort of your volunteers.

    Please let the city know by May 1 if your organization is interested in participating in Take Care of West Linn Day in some form. Contact Ken Warner at 503-557-4700 or email kwarner@westlinnoregon.gov to set up group project or find more details.

    Participate in Food for Fines program at library

    February is “Food for Fines Month” at the library. This is a chance to do two good deeds at once: clear up your overdue fines at the library and help the hungry.

    For every can of food brought in, the library will forgive 50 cents in overdue fines. Fees for lost or damaged items will not be waived.

    Donors are asked to contribute non-perishable nutritional foods. Do not bring glass containers, expired food, dented/damaged cans or previously-opened packages. Ramen noodles will not be accepted.

    All food will go to the West Linn Food Pantry.

    Examples of nutritious foods that you can donate include:

  • Canned meats (tuna, chicken, salmon, etc.)
  • Canned or dried beans
  • Canned fruits and vegetables
  • Brown or white rice
  • Whole grain cereal
  • Whole-wheat pasta
  • Soups, chilies, and stews
  • Peanut butter
  • Baby formula
  • Contact the library at 503-656-7853 for more information.

    Lions to hand out scholarships

    The West Linn Lions Service Club will offer six scholarships to 2015 West Linn graduating seniors.

    Information regarding application information for the scholarships is available from the West Linn High School College and Career Coordinator at the school.

    Scholarship winners will be announced at the May 28, 2015 WLHS Evening of Excellence.

  • Three scholarships for $1,100.00 each are for students that will major in health care, education and career/technical categories.
  • One scholarship for $1,100.00 will go to a student with special needs planning to attend college.
  • One scholarship will be given to a student selected for their community service contributions. The West Linn Lions Club was chartered in 1953; the amount of the scholarship $1,953.
  • The Eric Egland/West Linn Lions scholarship for $1,500.00 is new this year. Eric was a long-time member of the Lions and very active in the community. His family asked that, in-lieu of flowers, remembrance contributions be made to a scholarship account in his name through the Lions Foundation of West Linn, Inc. The family hopes to make this an annual scholarship for students that will major in business or music.
  • Applications must be returned to the WLHS College and Career Coordinator in April or sooner.

    For more information and application essentials, please contact the high school or Ron Adams 503-636-8444.

    City wants residents to capture transportation

    West Linn, let’s talk transportation. No, actually, let’s photograph transportation. The city is asking residents to use smartphones or digital cameras and take some photos in West Linn.

    Email photos to Citizen Engagement Coordinator Lori Hall at lhall@westlinnoregon.gov with a few words describing the photos and the locations.

    Choose from the categories below and send photos in by Feb. 28. Your photos will provide the city with information as it updates its Transportation Systems Plan.

    The Transportation System Plan (TSP) provides the framework for transportation improvements for through 2030.

    The plan addresses anticipated pedestrian, bicycle, mass transit and motor vehicle needs establishing the capital improvements and capital maintenance plans for the transportation network.

    The TSP was last updated in 2008. This new update will plan through the year 2040.

    For more information about the TSP, visit westlinnoregon.gov/publicworks/transportation-system-plan-2008.

    The categories are:

    Sidewalks/paths/trails:

    1. Where is your favorite pathway in West Linn for walking or hiking or just getting to and from the store or school?

    2. Where in West Linn could sidewalks use a little help or where you think the city needs to put in a sidewalk, path or trail?

    Bike routes:

    1. If you ride a bicycle, what is your favorite route where you feel is safest?

    2. Where could the city improve or add bike lanes or routes?

    Public transit:

    1. If you take the bus, send a photo of your bus stop.

    2. Where would you like the city to add a bus route and/or stop in West Linn?

    Motor transit:

    1. Where is your favorite street in West Linn?

    2. Where is the worst part of your daily commute or driving route?

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