UPDATE: About 60 neighbors showed up with shovels, wheelbarrows and muscle, and proceeded to make a huge project look easy. Thanks to everyone who helped. And a big shout out to SMILE Board member Elizabeth Milner, former Board member Nanci Champlin, and the rest of the SNAC committee for their unflagging determination to make this project a reality. Great job, everyone!
We Need 25 Volunteers. Can You Help?
LOCATION: SE 9th Avenue between Marion + Linn Streets in Sellwood-Moreland
Plant a Patch for Pollinators!
Grab a shovel and your friends, family and neighbors and join the long-awaited planting party at Springwater Meadows! Together we’ll create eight clusters of native trees and shrubs carefully selected for their heartiness, benefits to wildlife, and varying bloom times. Help bring beauty to the site while supporting birds, bees and butterflies.
Adopt a Pollinator Patch
This neighborhood-driven project will succeed with community dedication and support. When you adopt a pollinator patch you can form a team – or join a team – to help your patch thrive. We’ll provide the training and family-friendly opportunities to become a citizen scientist as the site comes to life! You’ll learn about native plants and how to care for them, monitor their growth, document wildlife and much more. Please use the RSVP form to let us know that you’re interested and we will connect you with more details.
Supplies We Need
– Lots of cardboard or newspaper, flat and clean
– Shovels and wheelbarrows
– Snacks for hungry volunteers
This is a family-friendly event. Refreshments provided.