Plant Neighborhood Trees in SE Portland (age 6+) *MLK 2016*
Join us in honoring the legacy of Dr. King through meaningful service to our community: "Everybody can be great... because anybody can serve."
-- Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Join Friends of Trees to plant street and yard trees in the Creston-Kenilworth, Foster-Powell, S. Tabor, and Reed neighborhoods this MLK Weekend. No experience is necessary! We’re aiming to plant over 3,000 street and yard trees in our award-winning Neighborhood Trees program -- help us make those goals a reality!
Please arrive around 8:45am to be registered and assigned to a crew. We'll provide gloves, tools, skilled guidance - as well as free coffee and breakfast treats. A potluck lunch provided by the hosting neighborhood groups will be available after the planting ends too. All we ask is that you dress appropriately for the weather and wear sturdy shoes. This is a great project for families! Kids from age 6 and older are welcome to join in the fun if accompanied by an adult.
About Friends of Trees:
Friends of Trees is a nonprofit that brings people in the Portland-Vancouver area together to plant trees along city streets and in urban natural areas. Since 1989, our thousands of volunteers have planted more than 500,000 trees and native plants in the Portland-Vancouver area. According to a recent city of Portland study, Portland's trees intercept 25 million pounds of air pollutants and keep half a billion gallons of stormwater from polluting our rivers every year.
Volunteers must be 6 years of age or older to attend this project; any volunteer under age 13 must attend with a parent or adult chaperone.
All volunteers under 18 are required to bring a Youth Volunteer Release Form signed by their parent or legal guardian. Please download, complete, and bring this waiver with you on the day of the project.
If you plan to bring children or guests you MUST reserve slots for them. The best way to do this is to create a Volunteer Team, then sign up your team for this project.
IMPORTANT NOTE: You are responsible for ensuring that everyone signed up through your team attends - only sign up team members who have confirmed their availability. Teams that repeatedly sign up, but do not show up or show up with fewer volunteers than they signed up, may be removed. To add or remove team members from a project: log in to your volunteer account and click "Manage My Team" next to the appropriate upcoming opportunity.
Click "Sign Up" below to reserve your spot! Need help signing up? Call 503-200-3355.
Age Minimum (with Adult): 6+, Minimum Age:16+, Court Ordered Volunteer - Allowed
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- Choose an existing team you're already a member or captain of, or
- Create a new team to sign up.
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