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Cully Cleanup on Earth Day, April 22rd

Jessica Jazdzewski

Every spring, dozens of volunteers and organizations join forces to make an impact in our community at the Cully Earth Day Cleanup. This event is one of over 150 SOLVE IT for Earth Day service projects that bring Oregonians together to improve our environment and build a legacy of stewardship. Metro and the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability sponsor neighborhood cleanups every year to encourage Portlanders to reuse, recycle, and responsibly dispose of bulky household materials beyond what is picked up with regular trash collection. The goal is to divert as much waste as possible from the landfill and reduce illegal dumping by making recycling and disposal more convenient and affordable.

Cully Boulevard Alliance is leading the coordination of this year’s event, with all proceeds funding community-serving programs of the Cully Association of Neighbors. To participate, gather the items you would like to get rid of and bring them to the parking lot of Trinity Lutheran Church and School. Please enter from the front entrance on Killingsworth Street. Volunteers will be on hand to help unload vehicles and ensure that everything that can be reused or recycled is sorted into appropriate stations. Items in good condition will be available for purchase at low prices at the Neighborhood Yard Sale on the front lawn. Anything remaining at the end of the day will be collected by local charitable organizations.

VOLUNTEERS!!! GO HERE TO SIGN UP! and to get more information. 

Cully Farmers Market

Volunteer Opportunities

Day of Market: Volunteer Jobs

Thursday Set up: 2:30-4:00 PM
Put up canopies, unfold tables and chairs, set up signs, banners, prepare info booth, and greet vendors. The physical requirements of this job include lifting, bending, reaching, and walking. Wear sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothes, and bring a water bottle.

Thursday Information Booth: 4:00 to 7:00 PM
Sit at information booth and answer questions, handle money, direct customers, assist Community Table, administer SNAP program, assist musicians. The requirements of this job entail sitting, customer service, and money handling. Please wear weather appropriate clothes, bring a water bottle, and a smile.

Thursday Break down: 7:00 to 8:30 PM
Take down canopies, tables, chairs, banners, signs, remove garbage, store market materials, and collect unsold produce. The physical requirements of this job are lifting, bending, reaching, and walking. Please wear sturdy shoes, weather appropriate clothes, and bring a water bottle.

Volunteer Opportunities Prior to June 5th Start of Market

Lawn sign distribution in Cully, Concordia, and Beaumont/Wilshire neighborhoods.

Posting flyers at businesses in Cully, Concordia, and Beaumont/Wilshire neighborhoods.

Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities for Cully Farmers Market

Steering Committee

Assist in finding and lining up musicians to play at market.

Assist in grant writing and fundraising for market.

Outreach (Get the Word Out) through inclusion of all ethnicities and economic differences


Please email Myo at if you would like to have a booth at the market or volunteer with the project. Check out our website and checkout and like our Facebook page. We will be running a Facebook blog that lets you know what treats will be at the Market each week.





Cully Neighborhood Litter Patrol
Cully Neighborhood Albertsons is committed to improving the living conditions in the Cully Neighborhood by partnering with the community, Cully Association of Neighbors and SOLV by hosting a monthly litter patrol.



Volunteers interested in making our neighborhood more livable. In July, we collected half a dumpster collecting from Rigler to Harvey Scott Elementary along both sides of Prescott.



Monthly Neighborhood Litter Patrols- August Litter Patrol will canvass Cully Blvd from Fremont to Killingsworth.



Saturday, March 16, 2013, April 13, 2013, May. 18. 2013- 9:30am to 12:00pm

Staging area will be at 60th & NE Prescott in the Fuel Center Parking Lot (By the Post Office Box)



What to bring
Yourself and some friends, gloves, brooms, dust pans, litter tongs, (if you have them) if not we will provide.



Refreshments will be provided- Coffee, Donuts, Water, etc.
For more info please call Shawn - 503-284-5083503-284-5083

Join the Cully Neighborhood Tree Planting!
March 30, 2013. You will get a city-approved tree for your planting strip for as little as $35 per tree if registered by January 5th. All participants are asked to help plant trees on planting day, but can also volunteer in some other capacity instead. Trees will be between 1.25" and 2" in diameter (6-14 feet tall). On planting day, trained volunteers will assist with hole digging and tree planting. Additionally, you will be supplied with stakes, ties and labels, as well as follow-up monitoring of your tree. Meet at Morningstar Missionary Baptist Church located at 4927 NE 55th at 8:00 am, planting is until 1 pm. Please visit for more information or contact Starr at 503-282-2973503-282-2973 to volunteer.


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