By Andy Meeks
Have you ever gazed in wonder at all of the amazing trees and lush vegetation in Forest Park? Walked under the huge canopy and among the beautiful native flora and thought about how you’re still within a city? I know I have. And you can help restore key areas of Portland’s gem at our annual Forest Park plantings this November!
In conjunction with the West Multnomah Soil & Conservation District, Xerces Society and Portland Parks & Recreation, Friends of Trees is planting almost 1,100 native shrubs and flowers to increase native pollinator habitat in Forest Park and to increase awareness of the importance of native pollinators in urban areas.
These plantings will occur from 8:45 am to 1:00 pm on Saturday, Nov. 10 and Saturday, Nov. 17. Space is extremely limited, so you need to sign up in advance in order to participate. You can save your space (or spaces, if you’d like to bring your friends or family) by filling out this FOREST PARK SIGN-UP FORM.
– Meeks is the Volunteer & Outreach Program Manager with Friends of Trees and loves exploring Forest Park on foot and bicycle.