You stroll along a boardwalk with a handrail of names – yours, your company’s, maybe your son’s or granddaughter’s. Next to you is a newly restored stretch of Johnson Creek and the salmon, birds and plants that flourish there. A few yards away are a new light rail station and a path from the station to the Springwater bicycling and pedestrian path (see locator map).
You can help create the boardwalk at the future SE Tacoma St./Johnson Creek MAX station by claiming a place on its handrail. Your name – or maybe a gift recipient’s – will be engraved in metal for you and others to see and touch. And the interpretive panels linked along the boardwalk will educate generations to come about Johnson Creek. (Click here for detailed interpretive concept)
What are the Recognition Levels?
- $100 contribution – 0.18 ” text height
- $250 contribution – 0.24″ text height
- $500 contribution – 0.36″ text height
- $1,000 contribution – 0.48″ text height
- Contributions over $1,000 – 0.64″ text height
- 40 characters max. for all contribution levels. Final text heights may vary from examples above, depending on final layout and typography.
How do I support this project?
There are four ways to contribute. Please note that when you contribute, you will be asked to agree to the Terms and Conditions outlined below.
1. Mail a check with your completed donation form to:
Johnson Creek Watershed Council
1900 SE Milport Rd. Ste. B
Milwaukie, OR 97222
2. Call JCWC at 503-652-7477 with your credit card information. Your payment will be processed securely through our credit card services provider for a small fee (The Commerce Bank of Oregon). When you call, JCWC staff will confirm the name(s) you would like engraved on the donor recognition handrail.
3. Use our Network for Good online donation page here. Be sure to write ‘Interpretive boardwalk’ in the gift designation box. JCWC staff will contact you within 48 hours of your gift to confirm the name(s) you would like engraved.
4. Fill out this embedded online form here and JCWC staff will process your payment shortly following receipt of this information.
Terms and conditions:
•All donations will go toward the interpretive boardwalk and habitat elements of the project. Donations will be processed and held by the Johnson Creek Watershed Council (JCWC), a registered 501(c)3 non-profit. JCWC will maintain all donations in a restricted account until such time as they will be released for project implementation.JCWC is leading project fundraising efforts as a member of the Creek Committee. Other Creek Committee members include: Ardenwald – Johnson Creek Neighborhood, Sellwood-Moreland Improvement League, Friends of Trees, TriMet, and City of Portland.
• All elements of the interpretive boardwalk are a JCWC-sponsored betterment to the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Transit Project.
• The interpretive boardwalk is scheduled to open in September 2015 and will not be open for viewing before then.
• The deadline for inclusion on the donor recognition handrail is June 30, 2013. There is no guarantee that project donations received after June 30, 2013 will be included on the donor recognition handrail.
• At this time, full funding for the interpretive boardwalk and habitat features has not been secured. While the Creek Committee is confident that sufficient funds will be raised by June 30, 2013, there is no guarantee that the interpretive boardwalk and habitat features will be completed as planned. If by June 30, 2013, we anticipate being unable to complete all or some portions of the boardwalk and habitat features as planned, we will communicate that information to all donors, including whether we plan to implement a project of reduced scope. Donors may decide at that time to have their donations refunded or dedicate their donations toward a project of reduced scope.
• The donor recognition handrail is a snapshot in time. There will be no revisions to names after they have been engraved on the donor recognition handrail. There is no guarantee of ongoing maintenance to the donor recognition handrail, nor is it guaranteed that engraved names will be replaced if modified, damaged or destroyed for any reason.
• The Creek Committee reserves the right not to include engravings on the donor recognition handrail that are deemed inappropriate or offensive.