In honor of Earth Day’s 50th anniversary Friends of Trees is hosting a virtual, day-long celebration on our social media channels – it’s the virtual EARTH DAY PARTY WITH THE TREE TEAM! Tune in on Wednesday, April 22, beginning at 10 a.m. We’ll have Tree Talks, LIVE tree walks, and more! Here’s the schedule, and here’s the agenda for the virtual Earth Day party hosted by Friends of Trees Eugene!
THANK YOU to the sponsors of the Earth Day Party with the Tree Team!
Portland Timbers players Sal Zizzo and Brent Richards and mascot Timber Joey will join Friends of Trees volunteers at this Saturday’s planting in Happy Valley. The planting is part of the club’s “Score a Goal, Plant a Tree” program, presented by JELD-WEN Windows & Doors through Friends of Trees’ pillar partnership with the club.
The March 30 planting begins with registration and breakfast treats at 8:45 am, followed by tree planting from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm. Volunteer planters will meet at Bella Casa, 15241 SE Chelsea Morning Drive, in Happy Valley. Friends of Trees’ online calendar provides a map and other details. All are welcome, and no planting experience is required. Just dress in planting clothes and sturdy shoes, and join us! If you’re a Portland Timbers fan, you’ll even have a chance to plant with Timbers players and Timber Joey! Sal Zizzo, Brent Richards, and Timber Joey will plant trees from 9:00 to 10:30 a.m.
Saturday’s planting is one of Friends of Trees’ volunteer restoration events along the banks of Rock Creek planned with SOLVE and the Clackamas River Basin Council as part of the Rock Creek Partnership. The Rock Creek Partnership receives funding from Clackamas County Water Environment Services, on behalf of Clackamas Service District No. 1.
For more information about Sal Zizzo, Brent Richards, and Timber Joey’s participation this Saturday, please contact Marc Kostic, Portland Timbers, 503-553-5415, email@example.com.
This Saturday the Portland Timbers will launch the team’s second annual tour across Oregon and SW Washington. Hosted with Timbers Founding Partner JELD-WEN Windows and Doors, the Dribble Oregon tour will include youth soccer clinics, meetings with fans, and tree plantings with Timbers Pillar Partner Friends of Trees.
Dribble Oregon begins in Vancouver, WA on Jan. 5. Timbers players Brent Richards and Ryan Kawulok, team mascot Timber Joey, and members of the Timbers Army Northern Alliance will plant a dozen trees with Friends of Trees and Vancouver Urban Forestry. The planting begins at 1:30 pm at 2204 Wahclellah Avenue in the Meadow Homes neighborhood.
“It’s a full day of fun-filled events and we are proud to help bring the Portland Timbers to a community near you,” said Bill Hueffner, Director of Development & Professional Relations for JELD-WEN.Read More
More than 40 volunteers helped Friends of Trees kick off our 24th planting season by adding nearly 500 native trees and shrubs to Happy Valley on Saturday, Oct. 13.
A huge thanks to Timber Joey, the Portland Timbers (especially Timbers Defenders Ian Hogg and Chris Taylor), the Timbers Army, Hands On Greater Portland, and all of the volunteers who helped us make a great start to our planting season!
Saturday’s event was the first of our plantings this year to restore the Rock Creek Watershed through the Rock Creek Partnership with Clackamas County Water Environment Services, SOLVE, and the Clackamas River Basin Council.
The Portland Timbers planted with Friends of Trees as part of Stand Together Week.
The photos in the slide show below were taken by Drew Tyson for the Portland Timbers and by FOT staff members Andy Meeks and Logan Lauvray.
With the help of local partners and the city of Portland, the Portland Timbers are organizing the first Stand Together Week, a comprehensive, citywide initiative to support dozens of nonprofit projects and volunteer opportunities across the city from Oct. 8-14.
Stand Together Week, with the help of Hands On Greater Portland, will consist of 40 projects benefiting more than 30 nonprofit organizations focused on youth and the environment in the Portland metro area, including Timbers Pillar Partner Friends of Trees. Fans are invited to join the volunteer efforts and team up with Timbers players, ambassadors, mascot Timber Joey, and staff members on the various efforts throughout the city.
“Stand Together Week is a way to bring the city of Portland and the extended Timbers family together to make a meaningful impact on dozens of local nonprofits and highlight the spirit of service and giving back that characterizes our city,” said Timbers COO Mike Golub.
Supported by partners adidas, Alaska Airlines, Fred Meyer, JELD-WEN Windows & Doors, and KPTV, Stand Together Week kicks off Monday, Oct. 8, with the painting of classrooms and hallways at the Portland YouthBuilders campus. A complete schedule of activities and events is listed below.