On March 28th, we gathered at Evergreen Park with 30 volunteers to plant 200 Douglass Fir trees. After making quick work of the trees, planting them all within the first half of the project, we moved on to remove a large patch of blackberry in the back of the woods. Huge thanks to all the volunteers who came out and made a difference in the woods this weekend, with a special shout out to the Evergreen Middle School students!
The trees we planted will help transform the woods into a safe, fun, and health promoting environment for the surrounding community to enjoy. Providing this space for families and individuals will hopefully bring people back into nature and combat Nature-Deficit Disorder, a theory created by Richard Louv that postulates that spending too little time outdoors can lead to various mental health issues, especially in children. Taking a mindful walk through the woods is a great way to de-stress, clear your mind, and explore the natural world around you.
Interested in joining the efforts to revive the woods? Join us at our next on April 18th for SOLVE IT Earth Day! Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions or to RSVP. Hope to see you there!