February 25, 2014
Dharma Rain, with the assistance of BES’ Brownfield Program, purchased a former landfill site with the intention to restore it. On Saturday, volunteers from the Dharma Zen Rain Center, Friends of Trees, the Backyard Habitat Certification Program, Madison High School and the greater Portland community transformed the former landfill by planting over 1,200 native trees and shrubs in one day!
BES, along with Friends of Trees and other Portland non-profits and community groups, partner up for green restoration days in our local neighborhoods. A total of 4,000 trees and shrubs will be planted in Portland neighborhoods by the end of the “green spaces” season.
There are 18 events left with Friends of Trees. Make our city a little greener and check out the Friends for Trees calendar to register for future events! No special skills are necessary and all tools (and lunch!) are provided. The next one is Saturday, March 1, and the volunteer series goes until May 17.
Photo courtesy of Dharma Rain Zen Center.