What: SOLV Clean & Green project on Barnes
When: Saturday, October 11, 9-noon
Why: because we all want a Clean & Green Cedar Mill!
Volunteers are needed to help the Cedar Mill Business Association clean up the roadside and median planting along Barnes Road. It’s part of the landscaping that Washington County planted for the Cornell/Barnes project,. Now it’s the community’s responsibility to maintain it.
We’ll be pruning out the dead plant material that resulted when the sprinkler system failed this summer, removing invasive weeds, and picking up trash. No special skills or equipment is necessary, and everyone over the age of 12 is welcome.The county will be providing traffic control so we can work safely in the medians (adults only for that part). We’ll provide safety vests for visibility.
SOLV is the Oregon non-profit that brings thousands of volunteers out to do beach cleanups, invasive plant removal, illegal dumpsite reclamation and more community services. Last summer, they requested applications for projects for the annual fall statewide cleanup event, and our project was among dozens chosen in the Portland metro area. SOLV provides logistical equipment including dumpsters and porta-potties, but we have to provide the volunteers.
Subway and other local restaurants are providing food to reward volunteers with a lunch at noon so we can celebrate our victory conquering the weeds and trash.
We’ll be meeting up in the parking area on the graveled north side of Barnes (where the Teufel Nursery building used to be). From there, team leaders and volunteers will spread out to fill bags with trash and weeds. Snacks and water will be provided, but please bring your own reusable water containers. We will have some tools, but please bring your own work gloves. Bring weeding tools if you have them.
To volunteer, visit solv.org/programs/clean_and_green.asp. Find our event, listed as “Beaverton Barnes Road (Cedar Mill Town Center) Weeding” and click on the Register Now button. Help us keep Cedar Mill Clean & Green!