Our first Family Service Day, held on November 19th, brought together Passport Oregon explorers, their parents, and several dedicated volunteers. In conjunction with the wonderful folks from Friends of Trees, the group planted over 2,000 Pacific Willows and Snowberry Bushes at Errol Heights Natural Area in SE Portland.
Oregon’s future forests won’t plant themselves, so our students got their hands dirty and eagerly dug hole after hole. As the photo below shows, our team smiled broadly knowing that their work will help keep Oregon green for generations to come.
Every Passport Oregon cohort will go on a service day in their community that allows them to Plant It Forward in some way. We believe that enjoying nature carries a responsibility to preserve it for others.