Category Archives: michael c. houck

Two reasons to vote Yes on Restore Our Natural Areas (26-152) in May

In May, Metro voters will be asked to vote on 26-152, the Restore Our Natural Areas levy. Previously passed measures have ensured the purchase of natural areas, but now funds are needed to manage them. I’ll point you to an … Continue reading

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Oregon Encyclopedia History Night: Portland and Nature through Audubon, Feb. 4

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

October 20 – Creatures of the Night program at Tryon Creek State Park (Patrick and I are attending with some friends) October 25 – Outdoor advocate Dylan Tomine visits Portland to read from parenting memoir ‘Closer to the Ground’ October … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

July 7 | Library Story Walk: “Bring the whole family for a StoryWalk at Spring Garden Park led by the Capitol Hill Library youth librarian. This special storytime will explore a nature book and the park at the same time. A nature … Continue reading

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The Intertwine Alliance Summit, Portland City Hall

The same day we hiked the 4T Trail (), Patrick and I stopped by City Hall in downtown Portland because I had heard that The Intertwine was having some kind of event there. It was The Intertwine Alliance Summit, with … Continue reading

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Two nature in the city events this week

First: Biophilic Cities: A Presentation by Dr. Timothy Beatley Please join us for a free presentation: What is the Nature of Your City? Across the world, cities are bringing back nature to help address urban challenges. We are healthier when … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Wild in the City (and giveaway!)

And the winner is……. Christal! Update: This review has been posted on the Portland Book Review‘s website. In 2000, the Audubon Society of Portland published a new guide to the natural areas of the Portland region. Edited by Michael C. … Continue reading

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