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Nick Fish

Commissioner, City of Portland

phone: 503-823-3589

Email: nick@portlandoregon.gov

1221 S.W. 4th, Room 240, Portland, OR 97204

Rose planting at Peninsula Park

February 21, 2012

By David Nguyen

Join us for the biggest planting day of the year!

Portland Parks & Recreation is recruiting volunteers to help plant 1,200 donated roses (valued at $8,000!) in Peninsula Park, Portland’s first public rose garden. Planting kicked off this morning at 8:00 and will continue on Friday from 8:00 - 2:00.

The roses, donated by Star Roses of California, are a new low-maintenance, pest-resistant breed. We're excited to welcome these bright, fragrant roses to Peninsula Park!

Last year, volunteers contributed 4,500 hours to caring for PP&R's roses! To join the crew on Friday, RSVP with PP&R Horticulturist Mark McKinney at 503-823-6229.

For information about other volunteer opportunities, email steve.pixley@portlandoregon.gov.