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Upbeat, downbeat, all around town beat


The times they are a-changin’ but the Greenway Guardians remain active in work supporting positive change and stewardship in the Willamette River Greenway. We are committed to helping provide a community-oriented vision for Potter’s Field in contrast to the proposed shoddy, expensive and contentious Lombard apartment complex. 


Upbeat: The Greenway Guardians have requested local elected officials to obtain permission from Evergreen Housing Development Group to locate a temporary micro-housing site on Potter’s field to aid our unhoused population. River Road Community Organization (RRCO) is actively involved with moving this vision forward.


Upbeat: Greenway Guardians are working with local individuals and organizations to develop a conceptual plan for Potter’s Field that focuses on community with possible multi-use, multi-purpose features which may include: affordable or transitional housing, open space, community gardens, a dog park, and an electric service kiosk for mobility needs. This beautiful land invites creative visioning! Of course, all of these ideas would be contingent on repurchasing and repurposing the land.


Downbeat: Evergreen has blocked access to an historic path linking River Road to the West Bank Bike Path for over 40 years. Gates, threatening signage, and additional fencing have been installed on Potter’s Field.


Upbeat: We have a creative idea and would love your help with a fun project that requires no special skills or talents. If you would like to get involved, please contact Lena by sending text to 206.499.8559.


Be well, do good, and keep upbeat in the heat! 

With gratitude,

The Greenway Guardians