Volunteers Needed for FoPo Tree Inventory Saturday

I know…who wants to count trees, right?  Especially at 8:00 a.m. on a Saturday. I mean, if you want to volunteer for something this weekend, why not sleep in a little, head to the Portland Mercado, dig a bit, and collect some free food?

That would be the easy choice, though. And someone needs to count our trees. It could be you. The Mercado will get done–there’s money behind it, political will to make it happen, and many stoked neighbors that are willing to jump on that wagon. But counting trees? Those volunteers are harder to come by…and way less sexy. But necessary. Don’t forget necessary.

Volunteers in the neighborhood are in the process of surveying the health of our local tree system and where gaps in the canopy exist. The goal is to identify areas for improvement, then use that information to connect with resources that may make getting more trees easier and cheaper. (If you haven’t heard, Friends of Trees is already offering free trees to Foster-Powell residents).

Saturday will be the second of four work days to survey the neighborhood, and the success of the effort relies heavily on the volunteers who lend a hand. If this is something you’re interested in, your fellow tree people will be meeting at Holgate Library between 8:00 and 8:30 Saturday morning, with the inventory going until noon. And if you got juice left, you could probably still swing by the Mercado for some free food. (The Depave event goes until 2:30.)

Get more info on the Foster-Powell Tree Inventory here: https://www.facebook.com/events/787388054618144/?ref=22

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

2 Responses to Volunteers Needed for FoPo Tree Inventory Saturday

  1. 62ndgarden says:

    I would love to count trees at 8am! I’m bummed that I’ve been too busy digging my own hole to help with this. Hopefully soon 🙂

  2. Pingback: Happy Weekend, Foster People! | Foster-Powell. A neighborhood blog.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s