Here are some resources and information on staying cool through this hot weather!
- If you need a place to cool off, Multnomah County has an interactive map of cooling centers, libraries, and water/recreation locations you can cool off at here. You can also find any updated information at their Help for when it’s hot page, and information in additional languages.
- Cooling centers will be open 24 hours a day. Current locations include the Oregon Convention Center, the Arbor Lodge and the Sunrise Center.
- Several Multnomah County libraries will stay open until 6 PM on Friday and from noon to 8 PM Saturday – Monday.
- For transportation needs, TriMet will not turn anyone away if they cannot pay fares during the hot weather, and capacity limits on buses and trains will be temporarily lifted.
If you know of any organizations setting up cooling centers (indoor or outdoor), please encourage them to send an email to email@example.com using “extreme heat cooling center” and the county name in the subject line. The 211info.org resource team will get that information added to their list.
It’s never too early (or too late!) to begin securing your farm’s future. A farm transition plan is essential to protecting your interests and minimizing attorney fees, taxes, and family stress. This free virtual workshop series will help you understand your options and navigate the planning process.
In partnership with the Clackamas Small Business Development Center at Clackamas Community College, Clackamas SWCD and Tualatin SWCD, EMSWCD will host four virtual workshops covering the following topics, each from 1 to 4 PM:
- January 27th: The estate planning process and options
- February 10th: Strategies for having difficult conversations
- February 24th: Organizing your finances and business structure
- March 10th: Preparing your operation and heirs for transition
Pre-register for the workshops here! You can also find out more about the importance of farm transition planning here.
We are now accepting applications for the Headwaters Farm Incubator Program 2021 growing season! The Incubator Program leases farmland and equipment, provides trainings, and offers other supports to experienced growers seeking to establish a farm business. We encourage all interested individuals to apply!
Visit the Incubator Application page for information about the program and instructions on how to apply! You can also contact Rowan Steele, our Headwaters Farm Program Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (503) 935-5355. All application materials are due by 5 PM on Saturday, October 31st, 2020.
Watch these two videos to learn how the Headwaters Farm Incubator Program helps farmers as they launch their farm businesses.
Oregon is experiencing unprecedented wildfires this week. We have put together a collection of important information, updates, resources and maps related to the Oregon wildfires here. You can also find resources and links on caring for livestock and pets during a fire.
EMSWCD will hold a telephonic public hearing on June 23rd, 2020 at 1:00 PM in connection with the acquisition of a working farmland easement to encumber property located at SE 322nd Avenue, Gresham, OR 97080 and identified as Tax Parcel numbers 1S4E16B-00300 and 1S4E16B-00400. This easement will ensure the agricultural resource values of the property are protected in perpetuity.
Interested persons may submit written testimony prior to the hearing to Matt Shipkey at email@example.com, or may attend the hearing in person by calling 1 (877) 568-4106 and using the access code 505-109-629.
Additional information on the working farmland easement may be obtained by contacting Matt Shipkey, Land Legacy Program Manager at (503) 935 5374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
EMSWCD will hold a telephonic public hearing on April 21st, 2020 at 1:00 PM in connection with the acquisition of a conservation easement to encumber property located at 29139 SE Stone Road, Boring, OR 97080. This easement will ensure the natural and agricultural resource values of the property are protected in perpetuity.
Interested persons may submit written testimony prior to the hearing to Matt Shipkey at email@example.com, or may appear in person by calling 1 (877) 309-2073 and using the access code 715-251-493.
Additional information on the conservation easement may be obtained by contacting Matt Shipkey, Land Legacy Program Manager at (503) 935 5374 or firstname.lastname@example.org.