— The city will offer a class aiming to help water customers control costs and lower their water bills. Participants will learn about reading water meters and understanding bills and receive tips about irrigation, including help using the city’s weather stations to help manage landscape watering at home. The class will take place from 6 to 8 p.m. today, July 11, and July 18 at city hall, 380 A Ave.

Call 503-675-3747 or visit to sign up.


— It’s last call for neighborhood associations to apply for enhancement grants. The city program provides up to $5,000 for specific projects not funded through other city programs in categories such as street tree planting, neighborhood signs, emergency preparedness, neighborhood sustainability, association leadership and capacity building and community building.

The deadline to apply is Monday, June 24. For details, visit


— The city’s wastewater department has a new digital TV van to replace the old 1998 model that used VHS tapes. The van is used to record inside sanitary sewer pipes. According to the city, the new vehicle “supports efficiencies in wastewater asset management including digital video recordings, improving staff’s ability to inspect wastewater infrastructure, identifying infrastructure issues earlier, targeting cleanings and avoiding sewer overflows.”

It’s a diesel-electric hybrid, and so it’s in line with city sustainability plan targets.


— The Friends of Tryon Creek and Oregon Parks and Recreation Department will host a Pedalpalooza Ride taking cyclists to Tryon Creek watershed restoration projects. The course is about seven miles long and considered moderate in terms of difficulty. The ride is free and will last from 2 to 4 p.m. Saturday, June 22.

There will be a party after the ride at Sasquatch Brewing on Capitol Highway. To participate, meet in the Riverdale High School parking lot at 9727 SW Terwilliger Blvd. Preregistration is requested at or by calling 503-636-4398.


— On Friday, skateboarders worldwide will celebrate Go Skateboarding Day, and that means a free day of skating at the Lake Oswego Skate Park.

The city will host activities from noon to 8 p.m. Friday, including a free barbecue from 5 to 7 p.m. Youths who aren’t yet members will need to have a parent or guardian sign a form at the skate park to participate.

For more information, call 503-563-8045 or visit the park at 5520 Willow Lane.

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