Irvington NET is a group of residents trained by the Portland Bureau of Emergency Management and Portland Fire & Rescue to provide emergency disaster assistance within the neighborhood. As volunteers, NET members receive basic training on how to save lives and property until professional first responders can arrive. NET members are:
- Prepared for self-sufficiency for at least one week or longer in any emergency.
- Able to provide emergency assistance to their family and immediate neighbors.
- Able to work as an emergency response team to save lives and property in their neighborhood in the event of a major disaster.
- Able to guide untrained volunteers who want to help others when disaster strikes.
If you'd like to learn more about NET, your own personal preparedness, or how to join the hundreds of current members, visit www.portlandoregon.gov/net. For more information about Irvington NET specifically, visit www.facebook.com/irvington.net or contact Erik at email@example.com.
Friends of Trees
Are you looking for an economical way to help support Portland's tree canopy? Each Spring many Irvington neighbors partner with Friends of Trees to purchase new trees. In 2015 trees for your street planting strip cost $25. Yard trees cost $75. This price includes a site inspection by the City of Portland’s Bureau of Environmental Services to ensure you choose the right tree for the location, hole digging, help with planting your tree, stakes, ties, labels, follow-up monitoring, and information on proper tree care techniques!
For more information go to the Friends of Trees website..