Your thoughts on the I-205 project?

About 75 volunteers and community members gathered Saturday to plant over 160 trees with Friends of Trees via its Green Space Initiative (GSI) program.

The ceremonial planting—special dignitary shovels included—was the official start of a three-year project to plant along the I-205 Multi-Use Path.

Special representatives from the Oregon Department of Transportation, Metro and other elected officials and sponsors joined the customary Voodoo Doughnuts, Grand Central Bakery bagels, and Starbucks Coffee to make for a very special planting.

A hearty thanks to all who showed up at Heron Hill, which borders the Columbia River, just east of the airport.

Visit our online calendar to find out when the next I-205 planting will be—and read more about the GSI project by clicking one of the related tags on the right of the blog (Metro, I-205, ODOT…).

–Toshio Suzuki