08/13/14

Foster-Powell Street Tree Inventory Work Day #3 – This Saturday!

Join us in the Foster-Powell Street Tree Inventory !

What: 3rd Foster-Powell Street Tree Inventory Work Day (of 4 work days total)
When: 8:30am – noon
Where: Performance Works NW, 4625 SE 67th Ave
Who: Anyone who is interested in learning more about street trees, improving our neighborhood’s tree canopy, and/or seeing different parts of the area!

Volunteers are collecting data on the type, health, and location of street trees in our neighborhood in order the prepare a street tree plan. The plan will identify gaps in canopy coverage and whether there is sufficient diversity in the types of street trees in the neighborhood. The work day is from 8:30-noon on Saturday, and volunteers are meeting at Performance Works Northwest. You don’t need to know about trees, just be interested in finding clues to help identify them!

Interested? You can sign up  here. You can also show up the day of!

07/24/14
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A busy weekend in FoPo!

There are several exciting activities happening in and near our neighborhood this Saturday, July 26!

First up:

What: 2nd Foster-Powell Street Tree Inventory Work Day
When: 8:30am – noon
Where: Holgate Library, 7905 SE Holgate Blvd
Who: Anyone who is interested in learning more about street trees, improving our neighborhood’s tree canopy, and/or seeing different parts of the area!

Volunteers are collecting data on the type, health, and location of street trees in our neighborhood in order the prepare a street tree plan. The plan will identify gaps in canopy coverage and whether there is sufficient diversity in the types of street trees in the neighborhood. The work day is from 8:30-noon on Saturday, and volunteers are meeting at Holgate Library. You don’t need to know about trees, just be interested in finding clues to help identify them!

Interested? You can sign up  here. You can also show up the day of!

Later that afternoon:

What: SE Neighborhood Kickball Tournament Game #4 – Foster-Powell v Mt. Scott-Arleta!
When: 2:00-4:00pm
Where: Lents Park, south of Holgate St between 88th and 92nd
Who: FoPo and Mt. Scott-Arleta residents and fans!

The Foster-Powell Pirates v Lents Rebels ickball game on the 20th was a ton of fun, and Foster-Powell also won! We now advance to the next bracket. Get more event information here.

07/18/14

Free trees for Foster-Powell!

Street trees provide a lot of benefits for a neighborhood: they make it more pleasant to walk along the streets  in the sun or when it’s raining; they assist with managing stormwater runoff; and some studies show that homes and neighborhoods with street trees have higher value than those without. Here’s your chance to improve the neighborhood, for free!

From Jennifer Karps, FoPo neighbor: “Friends of Trees is giving Foster-Powell extra love this year in the form of free street trees! FoPo residents can sign up at the FOT website (friendsoftrees.org). After an inspection to determine planting potential, you get to order your free street trees. In January, neighbors get together and plant each other’s trees. It’s awesome! The number of street trees you receive is only limited by the number of street tree planting locations the city identifies next to your property. If the city inspector marks ten spaces, you can get ten free trees!”