With a Small Neighborhood Grant, received from the East Portland Neighborhood Office (EPNO) in early 2009, Linda Robinson was able to set up an outreach program for Friends of Gateway Green as soon as the group was officially formed.
Grant money was used to purchase a banner, an A-frame sign, folding table and laminated photos/labels to use on a display board borrowed from the East Portland Neighborhood Office. It was also used to purchase a domain name and secure a local internet service provider for the group.
Since then, FoGG has taken its display to more than 180 community events, including nearly every Sunday Parkways events, the East Portland Concert series at Ventura Park, numberous Movies in the Park events, Metro Trail Fairs, and many more.
In another effort to keep in touch with project supporters, a Friends of Gateway Green group on Facebook and set up a GatewayGreenPDX account on Twitter, as alternative ways to receive updates about the project's progress.
At the same time, Jeff Ong, our volunteer webmaster, created a simple on-page website to provide basic information about the project. while a more robust site was created. This site was launched in October 2009. With the launching of this site, we've created an email list that individuals can sign-up for to automatically receive periodic project updates.
Six years have passed and FoGG is working on a major update of the website, to be launched -- we hope -- by August 2015.