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Sylvania Habitat Team needs people for party

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Here is information regarding the PCC Sylvania Habitat Team and an invitation to our first 2003-2004 school year work party! The habitat team at PCC Sylvania is a group of students who work with me (a biology instructor) and with John Gwaltney-Beaumont (the grounds foreperson). Our team strives to maintain the wonderful native species in the natural areas of our campus and to work on campus environmental issues. One of the campus issues is noxious weeds and our mission is to remove them. Come join us for some good work in the campus woods on October 4th! Please share this information with all who you think may be supportive and interested! If you would like to be on our future work party email list, then please reply to me. The next work party will be November 1st! Some particularly exciting things will be happening this year, because the Habitat Team received a City of Portland Community Watershed Stewardship Grant. How exciting! In addition to work parties, our team meets regularly to plan restoration of North Upper Ball Creek, that runs off of campus into Fanno Creek. Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 1, 2003 at 9am in the Biology Office "Conference Room." All are welcome, but try to give me a call–the room is kind of small! The work party information: When? SATURDAY October 4, 2003 from 9 am to noon. You are welcome during any of that time! Where? Meet at the greenhouse to help carry tools and refreshments to the work site at 9:00am. The greenhouse (where we grow plants…the building is actually whitewash colored) is at the south end of campus past the ST and AM buildings. Look for the folks with shovels and orange weed wrenches! If you meet us after 9:00 am, we’ll leave a map taped to the door of the greenhouse telling you where we’re working. What? Removing invasive species! Being outside! Talking about environmental issues and other stuff with fellow students and staff! Having fun! Having a zen experience with the Earth! Bring? Dress for the weather and mud! Boots, work clothes, and a "ruinable" rain jacket are recommended. We will continue to work, come light rain or wind. We will provide gloves and various tools, but if you have your own–please bring them! Some snacks and drinks will be provided! Bring a mug! Who? Everyone is welcome! Children must be accompanied. Your friends and family are most welcome! Teachers, if you know you are sending a group of students, please call April at 977-4422. Any questions? Please call our hotline at (503) 244-6111 x3608.

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James G. Hill, an award-winning journalist and public relations writer, has been the Communications Specialist for the Office of Public Affairs at Portland Community College since November of 1999. A graduate of Portland State University, J... more »