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Budget Updates

posted May 11, 2017, 6:24 AM by Lynn Lary   [ updated May 11, 2017, 6:24 AM ]

For an in-depth look at the EWPA budget, check out the Budget Overview page.

Trail Clean Up – HOA Work Parties Scheduled

posted Jan 4, 2017, 3:48 PM by Edgewood West Park Association   [ updated Jan 4, 2017, 3:49 PM ]

HOA work parties are scheduled for two Saturdays — Jan. 14 and Feb. 4, starting at 9:00am. Introduce yourself to other HOA members working on the various trails!
Bring tools such as loppers, tarps for hauling, wheel barrows, gloves, and chainsaws.

Questions? Call Nate @925-708-3372 or check out the 2017 Newsletter.

June 20th Annual Meeting & Ice Cream Social

posted May 17, 2016, 6:26 AM by Edgewood West Park Association   [ updated May 17, 2016, 6:29 AM ]

All members of the EWPA are invited to participate in the Annual Meeting & Ice Cream Social. 

During this short, informal meeting, members will have the opportunity to learn about ongoing projects and make suggestions on improving our neighborhood.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. on Monday, June 20 and will be held at the home of home of Nate Simmons, 1212 Brookside Drive.

Boundary Markers

posted Mar 5, 2016, 11:27 AM by Edgewood West Park Association   [ updated Mar 5, 2016, 11:28 AM ]

These are pictures of boundary markers that are used to identify the EWPA Common Area boundaries. 

Several years ago, we had a surveying company survey all of the Common Area lands and write up a report regarding all of the boundaries. Board members worked hard to document all of the locations, both with markers (similar to the type shown in the image on the right) and with a series of digital photos.

This year, board members are going back through and replacing any missing markers (similar to the type shown in the image on the left). Once we have completed the task, a GPS mapping of the markers will be completed and uploaded to the EWPA web site.

Boundary Markers Boundary Markers

Save the Date - Annual Work Party!

posted Mar 5, 2016, 11:16 AM by Edgewood West Park Association   [ updated Mar 5, 2016, 11:16 AM ]

  • Spring is in the air! Once again, we will be having an annual work party to clean up a large overgrown section of the Brookside trail. This is a great opportunity to meet your neighbors and learn a little bit about native species. 

The official "kick off" to the annual work party will be happening at 9am on both March 12th and 13th. Please join us at the trailhead located between 280 and 310 Brae Burn Drive with garden tools in hand! 

Areas along the trail where vegetation needs to be cleared will be marked so that EWPA members who are interested in lending a hand in the overgrowth removal can participate throughout the week. Want to learn more about the invasive species in our area? Click here to check out our Invasive Species slide show.

Parents — Do your students need to complete community service hours or service learning projects? If so, do we have a deal for you!

Cold Weather is Coming

posted Nov 19, 2015, 6:13 AM by Lynn Lary   [ updated Nov 19, 2015, 6:19 AM ]

The forecast (as of11/19) for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend is cold, with lows reaching down to the mid 20s.

If you are new to the area, you may not know about the Egan Warming Center (EWC).

"EWC is a coalition of community members representing service providers, nonprofits, faith and social activists communities and local government who have come together since 2008 to ensure that homeless people have shelter during extreme cold weather. Named in honor of Major Thomas Egan, a kindly gentleman who froze to death during a cold spell in 2008, the Warming Center mission is simple: to ensure that homeless people in Lane County have a place to sleep indoors when temperatures drop to 28 degrees or below between November 15th and March 31st."

The Egan Warming Center has site in our area at the Church of the Resurrection at 39th and Hilyard. (Note that although overnight shelter is provided through local area churches, volunteers are not allowed to proselytize as per the volunteer agreement, as this is not a faith-based initiative.)

If you are interested in helping out, there are a couple of things you can do:
For more information about the south hills site, email

Please note that although overnight shelter is provided through local area churches, volunteers are not allowed to proselytize as per the volunteer agreement, as this is not a faith-based initiative.

"St. Vincent de Paul of Lane County serves as the primary agency responsible for implementing the operation of the Warming Center and building a sustainable model for the long term." For more information, email

Safety, Sidewalks, and Native/Non-Native Species

posted Oct 5, 2015, 7:58 PM by Edgewood West Park Association   [ updated Oct 5, 2015, 7:58 PM ]

Safety: Please note that while we do not have double yellow lines painted on all of the streets in our area, it is important to stay on the correct side of the road when driving. Last Thursday night, a driver was forced to take evasive measures and drive up onto a curb on Brae Burn Drive when an oncoming car failed to yield. Although the driver is safe, the vehicle sustained fairly serious damage.

Sidewalks: As we prepare for fall and the coming rains, removal of debris on sidewalks will help keep walkers safe from slipping on wet organic matter. On a side note, the city doesn't maintain our curbs/sidewalks. Anything you can do to remove weeds/grasses from the cracks will help keep the concrete in better shape over the years to come.

Native vs Non-Native Species: Did you know that blackberry bushes with (3) leaf clusters are actually a native species and that those with (5) leaf clusters are non-native? This was one of the many things that board members Mary Leighton, Sheila Lame´, Margaret Wikoff, Eric Watkins and myself learned this morning while walking the trails during a forest stewardship educational session. The good news is that our common areas received a thumbs up from the Parks and Open Spaces staff  who lead the session when it comes to trail maintenance and and overall forest health. The session is a part of the work we are doing on short/long term common area planning on your behalf.

Free Firewood

posted Oct 5, 2015, 7:40 PM by Edgewood West Park Association   [ updated Oct 5, 2015, 7:40 PM ]

Several trees were recently removed from the common areas along Edgewood Path 3 and there is free firewood there for the taking. Please help yourself.

Heat, Picnics & Sticky Doors

posted Jul 30, 2015, 6:39 PM by Edgewood West Park Association   [ updated Jul 30, 2015, 6:40 PM ]

Wow, is it hot and dry. With fire season upon us, caution is of the utmost importance. There is a “red flag warning” for fire through tonight, and a “heat advisory” warning through Friday night. Meaning, that extreme caution is urged with any flame or cigarette.

Nextdoor: So far, we have 62 neighbors on Nextdoor. Any member of the group can send out a message to the whole EWPA group or individuals — which will be especially helpful in the event of an emergency, suspicious activities, questions, or any other neighborhood related news. If you want to control the number of emails you get, you can adjust the settings and select how often you want to receive emails and limit the neighborhoods that you receive emails about.

SHiNA: The Southwest Hills Neighborhood Association (of which EWPA is a part of) will have their Annual Summer Picnic on August 9, this year with drums and music. To learn more about SHiNA, please see the SHiNA website.

Sticking Doors? Dry weather may also mean that homes in our area are experiencing the seasonal shift (e.g., sticking doors) due to the clay soils drying out. After years of not using my front door from August to October, I discovered these Adjustable Door Hinges (YouTube video) and have installed them on my front door and on a bedroom door. Several times each year, I make minor adjustments and the doors open/close just fine. (Note: This is not an endorsement.)

Road Construction & Speed Limit Signs

posted Jul 16, 2015, 12:31 PM by Edgewood West Park Association   [ updated Jul 16, 2015, 12:31 PM ]

As you know, road construction is in full swing on Brae Burn.

Although the EWPA signs have helped, we still have work to do when it comes to speeding in the neighborhood. The good news is that the city will be placing two 25mph signs on Brae Burn — one near the trail head between Normandy and Brookside and the other between Inwood and Lochmoor. Prior to this, there were no signs when driving south on Brae Burn Drive from 39th on.

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