Monday, October 10, 2011
Saturday, October 1, 2011
H2Origami - We're making wildlife origami with water protection messages to tell Governor Kitzhaber to stop Nestle from bottling the Columbia River Gorge. Learn more about this critical issue from Food and Water Watch.
SOLV Green Team - We're working with SOLV to restore Council Creek in Cornelius by removing invasive plants, planting natives, and monitoring wildlife in the area.
OFOSA - We're socializing puppies, walking dogs, rolling newspaper, and helping in any other way we are needed at Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals.
Evergreen Park Adoption - We do cleanup, invasive species removal, and planting projects as needed throughout the year with City of Hillsboro Parks & Rec staff.
Oregon Food Bank - We've volunteered in the past and will volunteer again to repack bulk food items for families in need.
Friends of Trees - Another favorite from the past, we'll help again this year with all the plantings scheduled in Beaverton.
More details and photos to follow!
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Nestle in the Columbia River Gorge - http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/private-vs-public/usa/nestle-cascade-locks/
Action needed by June 30th to help stop Nestlé's plans - http://action.foodandwaterwatch.org/p/dia/action/public/?action_KEY=7015
National and global water issues - http://www.foodandwaterwatch.org/water/
--submitted by youth leader, Mikal
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
Saturday, February 5, 2011
Thursday, February 3, 2011
Today three Roots & Shoots families gathered to make origami paper cranes for a sick child. Makeachildsmile.org has pictures and biographies of children battling chronic illnesses on their website so you can pick one and help make that child smile with cards and gifts. We will be making one thousand origami paper cranes for Heather Riley who has Symptomatic Generalized Epilepsy, the umbrella that Lennnox Gastaut Syndrome Falls under. It doesn't matter what you call it it has a bad prognosis. We hope our package will brighten her day! -- submitted by youth leader, Xarra
Thursday, January 20, 2011
In Oregon and Clark County Washington, an estimated 240,000 people eat from an emergency food box in an average month. Volunteering at the Oregon Food Bank helps our many neighbors who aren't sure where their next meal will come from.
Saturday, January 8, 2011
Thursday, December 23, 2010
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Saturday, December 4, 2010
Saturday, November 27, 2010
Friday, November 12, 2010
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Saturday, October 30, 2010
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Here are some clean water tips from Clean Water Services:
- Plant northwest natives and reduce your lawn
- Use organic or slowrelease fertilizer
- Wash your vehicle at a car wash or on your lawn
- Use mulch to improve soil and help retain water
- Pick up your pet waste (put it in the trash)
- Leave your streambank natural (don’t mow to the edge)
- Keep pets out of streams
- Fix your car’s oil leaks or catch drips with a pan
- Remove English ivy and Himalayan blackberry bushes
- Volunteer with your local stream restoration group