|FOR THE LOVE OF HEALTHY PARKS|
US KEEP ATKINSON PARK PESTICIDE AND HERBICIDE FREE
The Center for a Sustainable Today, has convinced the City of Oregon City to designate Atkinson Park as an official chemical free park. This means that the spraying of chemical herbicides and pesticides harmful to people, pets and wildlife in the park will no longer be done.
So how do we control the invasive underbrush that needs to be removed to maintain a healthy and attractive ecosystem within the park? It must be done manually. The City neither has the money nor resources to maintain the park in this manner so, until now, they sprayed the underbrush with herbicide. To prevent this, we are organizing volunteers to help clear the brush.
The project involves cutting holly and ivy (both invasive species) and hauling the debris to the edge of the park where the city will chip it up and use it as mulch. We also mulch and clean flower beds and trails and plant new native trees to beautify and restore the park to a natural state.
Please come and help keep the park beautiful, and environmentally friendly. Be prepared with gloves and sturdy shoes for working on steep slippery slopes. We supply the tools, you supply the people power and together as a community we will succeed where the chemicals have failed.
UP, rain or shine, SEE YOU THERE!!
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the intersection of Division and 12th street in Oregon City,
A new convergence will work it's way to these crossroads.
On January 5, 2009 the Trails Crossing project will be dedicated to the City of Oregon City with a ribbon cutting ceremony by the Mayor Alice Norris.
Trails Crossing is the first project of it's kind to be received by the city of Oregon City and Clackamas County. Trails Crossing truly represents the place where not just the city of Oregon City but the entire Clackamas County will be crossing the paths of livability, sustainability, and development.Trails Crossing is an example how community can be created, and the people can take ownership of their neighborhood. We want to empower the neighborhood to make those social connections that are so vital to a healthy community.
We want to offer a sanctuary to come and enjoy permaculture, rain catchment, bio-dynamic agriculture, and of course VBC.
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