Green King

Green King aims to inspire the neighborhood and promote sustainable environmental practices in King neighborhood. Our current projects include redesigning the King School Park, naturescaping around King School and helping organize the King Tree Inventory Project.

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We are currently (2017) working in a community involvement project towards  re-designing King School Park . The educational goal is to provide a place-based environmental education opportunity for students of King School  and Nativity School. The core of this project is the direct involvement of the community to redesign King Park: Involvement of students, communities of color,and stakeholders to create a concept plan that improves the environment with an increased tree canopy, reduction in water run-off, creation of nature play opportunities, and enhanced park use and safety.

Volunteer Opportunities: We are currently  looking for volunteers with expertise in running, community organizing, fundraising campaigns, branding, communications and grant writing. Please join the team!

In 2015 Green King project have been selected by Fields for All (Timbers and Operation Pitch Invasion) to restore the courts on King School Park and turn them into a mix use courts: Tennis and Futsal! We are very happy to received this great news. A long process of community engagement directed by PP&R and Green King  showed a vast support from neighbors. The new courts opened on fall of 2016, and already is being used by King students and many groups of soccer players in the hood.

The Green King Project grant application has been selected on April 2014 by East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District! We are working to create more green space in the King School Elementary and King Neighborhood Facility, to reduce storm water runoff, and to create an onsite opportunity for students of King School to learn about storm water management and the role of native plants in protecting water quality of our rivers

In 2013 Green King was selected by the PBES Community Watershed Stewardship Program to depave and create a bioswale at the King’s Farmer’s Market location. The ongoing floods created a health hazard next to the school and create operational problems for the Farmers market.  In a few years the shade will reduce the heat island effect. May the community stay longer to connect in those hot summer days.

In 2012 Green King got a small SPACE grant from EMSWCD to erradicate invasive species (English ivy and Blackberries among others) that they were on the South strip of the King Neighborhood Facility parking lot. Lack of maintenance created an area full of trash and a perfect nest for rats. Tired of watching rats up and down the street next to the King School, neighbors did a gigantic effort and pulled off the invasive plants.

Help us expand our work by joining Green King Committee, volunteering in our events or by clicking on the donate button on the right sidebar.

Green King Partners: Northeast Coalition of Neighborhoods, King Neighborhood Association, Portland Public Schools, Portland Parks & Recreation, King School PTA, Timbers Army, NE Portland Tool Library, Portland Farmers Market, Friends of Trees, NW Jesuit Corps, Architects Without Borders, Submerge, Confluence Environmental Center, Bosky Dell Natives, Depave, Groundwork.