Partnering with the Forest Park Con servancy since 2012 has given all of us an opportunity to participate in environmentally friendly volunteer work connected to our local community, while working alongside an organization that guides us in the park’s most pressing needs. The team from the Forest Park Conservancy has always assigned ESCO a different project each year. We have pulled ivy, transported trail building materials throughout the park, and rebuilt sections of washed out trails and damaged bridges.
After another harsh winter, trail repair
and restoration were sorely needed this year! More than 30 ESCO volunteers
dedicated their Friday afternoon to wheel-barrowing 12,500 pounds of large
rocks and gravel to be staged for future trail work later this summer. Our stalwartly
volunteers and their efforts mean that Portland’s residents and visitors are able
to enjoy the natural beauty of Forest Park for years to come, and it gives our
employees an opportunity to feel connected to the natural spaces in our own
addition to our annual Earth Day volunteer event, ESCO supports the Forest Park
Conservancy with a $5,000 donation each year. But no matter the season, the ongoing,
hands-on efforts of our employees go a long way. ESCO also matches $10 for every
hour spent serving a 501(c)(3) organization like the Forest Park Conservancy.
We are grateful for the opportunity to
celebrate Earth Day in our neighborhood and look forward to many more years of
successful environmental volunteer events for the ESCO team.
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