Join us for the great mid-summer cleanup at West D Street Greenway. Help us keep our green spaces clean and safe. We will be picking up litter from the path and along the banks of the Willamette River. The more the merrier, so bring your friends and family. All ages and abilities are welcome and encouraged to attend. Willamalane will provide tools, gloves, water, and snacks. Activities include: Litter Cleanup. Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/midsummer-cleanup
Join the Weed Warrior effort to restore a healthy habitat at Mt. Tabor Park. The Weed Warrior Stewardship Coordinator and volunteer crew leaders will share their knowledge of the natural habitat, demonstrate how to remove non-native vegetation, and help keep us organized, safe and motivated! We will make sure that you are comfortable and contribute in ways that match your skills and interests. Wear comfortable clothes that are appropriate for working in natural areas: long pants, long sleeves, brimmed hat to protect from sun/rain, and closed-toe sturdy shoes. Bring a water bottle. We provide you with tools, gloves, and snacks. Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup. Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/join-last-saturday-weed-warri...
Join Willamette Week in cleaning up along the beautiful Sandy River. Then, take a leisurely float down the river followed by an after party with Leinenkugel's. We'll have the cleanup supplies but please bring your water bottle and wear sunscreen and sturdy shoes. Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/willamette-weeks-sandy-river-...
Here's your chance to learn how to make a difference in your community! Join SOLVE for a hands-on workshop where you'll learn how to envision and lead successful volunteer projects to improve the environment in your community. Participants will learn the basics of watershed restoration, planning stages, outreach techniques and will be exposed to all of the tools available for their projects through SOLVE. Specific topics include volunteer recruitment and management, project logistics and safety, preventing volunteer burnout, working with the media, and fundraising. Feel free to bring along project ideas and receive feedback to get you started that day. The training is free for anyone that leads a SOLVE project within one year of the training. Lunch is provided! Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/volunteer-action-training
This summer, team up with Resources for Health to build trails and remove invasive blackberry at Evergreen Park under the cool canopy of the woods! This project is part of an ongoing effort since our group adopted the park in 2010 to replace destructive monoculture with native plants and make trails more inviting for the community to enjoy. Tools and gloves are provided by the City of Hillsboro, and don't forget your reusable water bottle. Please arrive early to sign in before the event. Learn more about Resources for Health at resourcesforhealth.org! Activities include: Invasive Plant Removal, Litter Cleanup, Maintenance & Monitoring. Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/revive-woods-evergreen-park-0
Join volunteers for this monthly Third Saturday Cleanup in Northwest Portland. Pick up litter and remove graffiti in the area. Join us for some coffee and conversation afterward. Volunteers should come prepared with completed waiver forms (if possible) and work gloves on cold days. Activities include: Litter Cleanup. Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/nwda-july-third-saturday-cleanup
Join volunteers for this monthly Second Saturday Cleanup in Northwest Portland. Pick up litter from NW Vaughn to Raleigh, NW 22nd to 26th. Coffee/tea and pastries hosted by Food Front on their front terrace. Come dressed for the weather. Register online here: http://solveoregon.org/get-involved/events/july-second-saturday-cleanup
Where else but Portland, who else but you? Two years ago, attendees set the Guinness World Record with 936 tree-huggers at Hoyt Arboretum. This year, more than 1200 huggers are needed to top the new record set by South Korea.
Organizers have also challenged both Seattle and Vancouver to a Cascadia Cup of Tree Hugging to see once and for all who is the greenest, tree-huggiest city of the northwest.
In this hands-on workshop you will learn the basics of springtime pest and disease assessment and fruit thinning to increase the health and abundance of local fruit trees! This fun workshop will be an opportunity to gain a basic understanding of the different types of pests and diseases commonly found in the Portland area as well as the importance and how-to of fruit thinning. If you have samples of pest and/or disease affected fruit, leaves, or twigs - please bring them to the workshop in a sealed container so we can try to ID them.
About the instructor:
Jeffrey Harrison holds an M.A. in literary theory and has tutored writers of all ages at Street Roots, PCC - Rock Creek, and in online services. His landscape contracting company is in its 7th year of providing consultation and building services to enhance native ecology, beauty, and sustainability. He has also provided education and leadership to volunteers at Portland Fruit Tree Project for the past 4 years through the Tree Care Teams program. He enjoys writing poetry and songs to sing and play on his guitar.
This workshop is free of charge (though contributions are gladly accepted) for tree owners who have registered fruit trees with us. Otherwise, please contribute the standard workshop fee of $25. Sliding scale options are provided for those who feel unable to contribute at that level. In addition, a limited amount of full scholarships and work-trade scholarships are available.
The location address and other details will be provided after you register.