Board Member, Secretary, Multnomah Neighborhood Association
This board meets once a month on the 2nd Tuesday of every month to help "Multnomah neighborhood residents in their efforts to participate in neighborhood related government processes, maintain quality of life, assure public safety and prevent crime." As the secretary, I took notes.
Oregon Building Congress
I serve as an eMentor for the students of the ACE Academy (Architecture, Construction & Engineering) so, they email questions, which I answer.
I also ran a workshop for students attending the Clackams County Community College who are building a "green" community garden under one of OBC's summer programs. I gave an overview of sustainability, we learned about soils and did an infiltration test, we learned about vegetation, stormwater, land use changes, and how these all intersect to either damage or support the health of our ecosystem.
Columbia Land Trust
I served on the Lands Committee from Sep 2004-Mar 2008 meeting about once a month, to bring an engineering perspective to the process of recommending lands for purchase to the board of directors.
Other smaller stuff
Clackamas Community Land Trust: facilitating eco-charrette for an affordable housing project.
OSU online stormwater modeling tool for small coastal communities: providing feedback on the stormwater model
Earth Advantage: providing feedback on small Commercial green building certification standards.
Salmon Safe: provided feedback on new residential certification standards .
Metro Regional Language Bank
This has been an ongoing set of meetings with members of Nature in Neighborhoods, regional agencies folks, and stakeholders from non-governmental organizations to create standardized language and definitions when educating homeowners regionally.
Ecobiz LID Regional Maintenance Working Group
I volunteered with Nature in Neighborhoods and Oregon State University Extension to write portions of a maintenance manual for vegetated stormwater facilities applicable to the state. Click here to download the field guide.
Capitol Hill Elementary School Stormwater Retrofit Project
I assisted in a stakeholder process to treat the school’s 4 acres of impervious area in a way that will least impact the community use of this rare flat, paved site in the Southwest Hills of Portland; guided process, ran eco-charettes, gathered comments at community events, maintained web site, and created a progress report that has helped to garner substantial financial and design support of the BES’ Watershed Division. Over the course of two different efforts, the school has removed about 10,000 sf of asphalt and replaced it with play equipment, trees, and a story circle.