Last weekend, GreenWorkers pitched in at Astor Elementary School’s depaving where a group of 100 volunteers spent a Saturday removing 5,000 square feet of asphalt. The demolition was orchestrated by Depave (depave.org) whose mission is to assist communities in transforming their pavement lots into neighborhood greenspaces. The asphalt removal is making way for a new playground which includes a turf mound, group swings, tree groves, and a custom log and boulder climber. GreenWorks was directly hired by Astor PTSO to design the playground which is on schedule for construction this summer.
Virginia (Gini) Piercy- 3rd year MLA
Ellee Stapleton- 2nd year MLA
Alison Lewis- 2nd year MLA
Krisztian Megyeri- 2nd year MLA
Mike Corrente – GreenWorks
On January 30th, GreenWorks hosted four college students from the University of Oregon as part of the 22nd Annual Shadow Mentor Day, an event organized by the Department of Landscape Architecture, Student ASLA and ASLA Oregon. The students spent part of the day with GreenWork’s staffers-Michael Corrente, Ben Johnson, Shawn Kummer, and Robin Moodie-who each gave presentations about the effort and commitment behind a variety of project types, as well as providing insight into the role professionals’ play in marketing efforts. After a casual Q and A lunch with GreenWorks staff, the students toured a few recent and past projects giving the students a broad overview of the Landscape Architecture profession.
A community volunteer planting event was held on Saturday October 11th to restore an environmentally degraded area adjacent to the new Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail Park and Ride transit center under construction at the southwest corner of McLoughlin Blvd and Park Ave. The event was well attended by local community member volunteers eager to get their hands dirty and plant hundreds of new native trees and plants, including GreenWorks staff member Shawn Kummer and daughter Aydan. GreenWorks was involved in this project’s preliminary planting design as part of the Portland-Milwaukie Light Rail project. The project was made possibly by the efforts by local environmental group Urban Green and a Metro Nature in the Neighborhoods grant.