Neighbors for a Livable West Linn (NLWL) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in West Linn, Oregon. We are dedicated to preserving the quality of life we have found in this city.
Towards that end, we are currently working on preserving one of the last White Oak Savannas in the Portland Metro Area as a natural park.
In 2009, with the assistance of many other organizations, we obtained grants of $333,000 each from the City of West Linn, the State of Oregon Department of Parks and Recreation, and Metro (in the form of a Nature in Neighborhoods Capital Grant, a funding source associated with the 2006 Open Spaces Bond measure). With these funds, and working with the Trust for Public Land, we were able to purchase over 14 acres of this rare White Oak Savanna from the willing seller.
We are now involved in restoring these 14 acres by eliminating the invasive, non-native plant species, such as Himalayan Blackberry, which have invaded this amazing area.
We also continue to work with interested parties to purchase the remaining 5+ acres of this savanna.
Neighbors for a Livable West Linn is also involved in community outreach. We organize fund raisers to purchase computers and printers and deliver them to deserving local school children who cannot afford to have one at home.
In this age of the internet we believe that access to computers is critical to the success of our school children. By providing computers to families who could not otherwise afford to have one, we hope to enable their children to become familiar with computers and how to use them for homework.