Roots & Shoots

Thank you for your patience as youth leaders reformat a DECADE of service-learning withr&s logofrom our blog onto this new website!

Us and JaneIf your family is looking for fun opportunities to care for the environment, animals, and community, you’ve come to the right place. A program of Resources for Health, our group is part of the global network of Roots & Shoots groups affiliated with the Jane Goodall Institute. We re-launched in the Hillsboro/Beaverton/Aloha area in 2010 after seven very active years in the Phoenix Metro Area. Check out our group’s history here!  We volunteer together and meet regularly for discussion, reflection, and celebration of our service efforts. Roots & Shoots members plantingcan qualify for the President’s Volunteer Service Award and can attend the bi-annual Pacific Northwest Roots & Shoots Summit with Dr. Jane Goodall. This year, our group also boasts a member of the Roots & Shoots National Youth Leadership Council.  Check out the photos on our Facebook page and like us, too. Interested in joining the fun? Please contact us!

Our ongoing service-learning projects include:

Evergreen Park Adoption – We remove invasive blackberry, plant native plants and flowers, and do park cleanups throughout the year with City of Hillsboro Parks & Recreation.

Friends of Trees – For the fourth year, we are planting at all the Beaverton and Hillsboro locations.
No nestle By Kelli Pennington
H2Origami – We’re making origami with water protection messages to address Nestle’s proposed water bottling plant in the Columbia River Gorge. Learn more about this critical issue from Food and Water Watch.

And much more discussion, reflection, food, friends, fun, and other projects as determined by members.

Other recent service-learning projects include:

SOLV Green Team – For one year, we worked with SOLV to restore Council Creek in Cornelius by removing invasive plants, planting natives, and monitoring wildlife in the area.
OFOSA
OFOSA – Our group socialized puppies, walked dogs, rolled newspaper, and helped in  other ways as needed at Oregon Friends of Shelter Animals.

Oregon Food Bank
– We learned a lot volunteering with others to repack bulk food items for families in need.

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