By Dixie Harris, University Place Community Volunteer
We wanted to let you know the results of our 1st annual Adriana Hess Native Plant Sale. We considered it a success and some of the event highlights are as follows:
- The event was made possible with the help of 28 volunteers. This reaffirms that even though we have a small park committee volunteers step up when they are needed.
- We were able to sell 92 native plants. This encourages people to support the general concept of choosing the right plants for our conservation efforts and wildlife.
- We were able to distribute educational materials to the general public. This promotes educational opportunities that we otherwise may not be in contact with regularly.
One of the major benefits of the event was that we as volunteers were able to engage in communication with each other and learn more about our specific areas of expertise. In that our primary goal is that of education it would appear that it not only benefited the general public but we as volunteers as well. The fellowship and interaction was a real plus!
The outcome of this event has encouraged our committee to determine that we need to continue this type of venue and have set aside the following two events for next year:
“Spring in the Northwest at Adriana Hess” Saturday, April 30, 2011
This would be an open house the weekend after Park Appreciation Day
“Fall Native Plant Sale at Adriana Hess” Saturday, October 29, 2011
This would be a plant sale the weekend after Make a Difference Day
Our purpose of this letter is twofold, #1 to let you know the results of the event and to also
#2 invite you to a meeting on Tuesday, November 9th at 5:30 pm at Adriana Hess Park. At this meeting we’d like to get your input and ideas on how best to look forward into the future.
Many people indicated they’d like to continue to be involved with the “Green Up” initiative.
Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you!
P.S. There will be light refreshments available for you at the meeting to encourage creativity! Please RSVP to 564-6373 so we can get an approximate head count. Thanks again.