Take Back the Woods!

Fight Nature Deficit Disorder: Take Back the Woods!
(Join the facebook event and share with your friends or sign up at HandsOn Greater Portland)

Quietly tucked away in Tanasbourne, a small wooded area persists, surrounded by the growing city of Hillsboro. While safe for now from encroaching development, the woods faces another threat: INVASIVE BLACKBERRY. Overtaken and underutilized, Evergreen Park’s forested areas need our help! By removing blackberry and building trails we will

* uncover concealed areas where vandalism and litter tend to occur, making the woods safer and more enjoyable
* increase biodiversity by clearing space to re-plant native species that have been crowded out by monoculture
* encourage the community (especially children) to explore, love, and care for nature, not become victims of nature deficit disorder!

WHEN: Saturday, June 8th, 9:30 am – 12:30pm (Get Outdoors Day)
WHERE: Evergreen Park, Venetian Drive & Decora Lane (map)
WHAT: Remove blackberry, define & mulch trails, pick up litter, make new friends

DETAILS: Tools, gloves, & water refills provided by the City of Hillsboro (just remember your reusable water bottle). Closed toe shoes, & pants advised. Walk/bike/mass transit strongly encouraged!

QUESTIONS AND RSVP: E-mail jacob@resourcesforhealth.org

ABOUT: Resources for Health Roots & Shoots adopted and has been caring for Evergreen Park since 2010. Now, the community is coming together to help enhance the space. In this ongoing effort, our most successful event yet was on May 12th. If you missed the fun then, check out our blog post to see what you missed, and be sure to join in this time!

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