A Great Weekend at Evergreen Park!

November is off to a great start with two very successful events at Evergreen Park!

On Friday, we were joined by 18 efficient, hardworking volunteers from Intel. With their help, we cleared most of the invasive Armenian Blackberry from the entrance of the wooded trail system.

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The next day 20 community volunteers continued where we left off on Friday. At the end of the event, we had finished removing the blackberry from the front of the park, cleared all trails of debris, and repaired most of the trail borders.

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A big thank you to everyone who came out to the woods this weekend, as well as the many who have previously volunteered!  Thanks to the efforts of volunteers like you, the woods now provide not only a healthier habitat for the wildlife that live there, but also a tremendous resource for the community to make healthy choices.

You might already know that spending time in nature offers significant health benefits, but did you also know that the name for the health practice of “forest bathing” in Japan is Shinrin-yoku? Even here in the Portland Metro Area, more doctors are getting on board with prescribing outdoor physical activity to prevent illness and promote health!

Our next scheduled event at Evergreen Park is December 6th. If you would like to join us at this or any other of our upcoming events, please contact us at info@resourcesforhealth.org.

We hope to see you there!

 

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