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Richmond adds 5th work day

Happy hour workday, 4-7pm in Richmond Neighborhoods

Richmond Tree Inventory Work Day #5

Administer Registrations

D Street Village Lobby, 3050 SE Division St.

Thursday, September 19 2013, 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM

Registration requested online at http://tinyurl.com/richmondtrees5

Note the different time for this workday: 4-7pm!

Work day registration opens at 3:30 PM with coffee and snacks. The work day will start promptly at 4:00 PM and last until 7:00 PM. No experience is necessary, as novice volunteers will be paired with a team leader to identify trees and explain the inventory protocol. Duties include identifying and measuring trees, recording data on trees and the site, and mapping trees. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors, as the work day will be held rain or shine. We recommend bringing a water bottle and tote bag to carry supplies.

Questions? Contact Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry at treeinventory@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-4484.

Project website: http://portlandoregon.gov/parks/treeinventory

Woodstock adds 5th inventory work day

Where & When

Woodstock Community Center, 5905 SE 43rd Ave.

Saturday, September 21 2013, 8:30 AM to 12:00 PM

Description

Registration requested online at http://tinyurl.com/woodstocktrees5

Work day registration opens at 8:00 am with coffee and snacks. The work day will start promptly at 8:30 am and last until noon. No experience is necessary, as novice volunteers will be paired with a team leader to identify trees and explain the inventory protocol. Duties include identifying and measuring trees, recording data on trees and the site, and mapping trees. Please dress comfortably for the outdoors, as the work day will be held rain or shine. We recommend bringing a water bottle and tote bag to carry supplies.

Questions? Contact Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry at treeinventory@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-4484.

8,000 trees and counting!

Greetings Inventory volunteers!

As we are nearing the halfway point in this summer’s Tree Inventory workdays, we thought you would all like to hear about the progress we’ve made. After all, this project would not be possible without the hard work and enthusiasm of volunteers like you!

With 13 of 32 workdays completed, we have mapped, measured, and assessed over 8000 trees of 102 species! Maples make up a remarkable yet unsurprising 28 percent of what we have counted so far, so if you aren’t already an expert at identifying maple species, just come to a few more workdays and you soon will be! Most importantly, 226 volunteers from around the region have donated their time and energy to this project thus far. Whether collecting data at one of our neighborhood workdays or individually as homework, offering professional expertise as an arborist, or entering trees into the GIS database at ourDeltaPark office, this project has been a volunteer-led team effort!

While some of our smaller neighborhoods are nearly finished, others are just getting started and will need all the help they can get for the remainder of the summer. If you are planning on registering for more workdays, please choose one of the following neighborhoods:Richmond,Woodstock, Downtown, Piedmont, orPortsmouth. See the table below for registration links and information. If you are unable to attend more workdays but still want to help, let us know! We can arrange to have you check-out a section or two to complete on your own time.

Thank you all again for all the work you have done thus far—at its heart, the Tree Inventory Project is a grassroots, volunteer-driven effort that will shape the way Portland’s urban forest is managed now and in the future. We can’t do it without you!

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions or are interested in learning about more ways to get involved in the Tree Inventory Project.

Sincerely,

The Tree Inventory Team

Jeff, Jeremy, Shannan, Danielle, and Angie

treeinventory@portlandoregon.gov

503-823-6333

 

Neighborhood

Day

Date

Registration Link

Location

 

Downtown

Saturday

8/24/2013

http://tinyurl.com/downtown3

DirectorPark,815 SW Park Ave.

 

Downtown

Saturday

9/21/2013

http://tinyurl.com/downtown4

Smith Memorial Student Union Room 28, PSU, 1825 SW Broadway

 

Piedmont

Saturday

8/10/2013

http://tinyurl.com/piedmont2

FarragutCityPark,N Vancouver Ave.  &N Farragut St.

 

Piedmont

Thursday

8/22/2013

http://tinyurl.com/piedmont3

FarragutCityPark,N Vancouver Ave.  &N Farragut St.

 

Piedmont

Saturday

9/28/2013

http://tinyurl.com/piedmont4

PeninsulaPark,N Rosa Parks Way&N Albina Ave.

 

Portsmouth

Saturday

8/3/2013

http://tinyurl.com/portsmouth2

NorthGatePark,N Geneva Ave.  &N Fessenden St.

 

Portsmouth

Thursday

8/29/2013

http://tinyurl.com/portsmouth3

Bridge Meadows Community Room,8502 N Wayland Ave.

 

Portsmouth

Saturday

9/7/2013

http://tinyurl.com/portsmouth4

The NewColumbia  CommunityEducation  Center,4625 N Trenton St.

 

Richmond

Thursday

8/8/2013

http://tinyurl.com/richmondtrees2

Central Christian Church,1844 SE Cesar Chavez Blvd.

 

Richmond

Saturday

8/17/2013

http://tinyurl.com/richmondtrees3

WaverlyHeights  Church,3300 SE Woodward St.

 

Richmond

Saturday

9/7/2013

http://tinyurl.com/richmondtrees4

RichmondCommunityChurch,3941 SE Division St.

 

Woodstock

Saturday

8/24/2013

http://tinyurl.com/woodstocktrees3

WoodstockPark,SE 47th Ave&SE Steele St.

 

Woodstock

Thursday

9/5/2013

http://tinyurl.com/woodstocktrees4

WoodstockPark,SE 47th Ave&SE Steele St.

 

CathedralPark

Saturday

8/3/2013

http://tinyurl.com/cathedralpark3

BES Water Lab,6543     N Burlington Ave.

 

 

 

 

View Tree Inventory pictures on our Flickr photostream!

Thanks to all the volunteers who are coming out to collect data during inventory workdays! We're posting pictures from the workdays on the Urban Forestry Flickr site here. View sets for individual workdays or browse our photostream! 

Richmond tree inventory

Urban Forestry is hiring a Tree Plan Outreach Coordinator!

THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED.

Do you like working in communities to build a sense of place? Do you like trees and want to learn more about how to manage the urban forest on a local scale? Do you have experience working with volunteers and organizing events? Then the Tree Plan Outreach Coordinator position could be right for you!

PP&R Urban Forestry is seeking diverse, qualified applicants for the Tree Plan Outreach Coordinator position in partnership with Confluence AmeriCorps. The position is a full-time, year-long AmeriCorps position that will be stationed at Urban Forestry headquarters in Delta Park in North Portland. 

 

Tree Plan Outreach Coordinator

Applications are due by Thursday, July 18 at midnight

Send applications to Danielle Fuchs

Email is preferred

Fax: (503) 823-4493

Snail mail: 10910 N Denver Ave., Portland, OR 97217

(applications sent by mail must be received by July 18)

THIS POSITION IS NOW CLOSED.