Monday, October 13, 2014

Local Heroes: Fairmount Park Oct. 25 ivy removal event

"Let's live on the planet as if we intend to stay."

From: Margaret Stephens <>
Date: Sun, Oct 12, 2014 at 10:51 AM
Subject: Fairmount Park Oct. 25 ivy removal event 
To: Margaret Stephens <>


I am a member of the Salem No-Ivy Coalition. The coalition's members include residents of Salem, City Parks employees, Polk and Marion Soil and Water Conservation District representatives, watershed council members, and others.

The coalition -- a fairly new group -- aims to educate Salem citizens about this invasive plant (and other invasive plants), how to remove ivy, and what to plant instead; the goal is an ivy-free Salem. We also work in City of Salem Parks removing invasive English Ivy.

An ivy-removal group event is coming up soon, on October 25. You will find attached a PDF flier for the ivy removal event, which is at Fairmount Park in Salem.

We hope to get a good crew of volunteers to help remove some of the ivy from the trees along the trails in this park, and if you are interested/able, would love to see you there.

However, there are other ways you could help:
  1. If you are able to print out the flier and post it on bulletin boards at work or your organizations, or perhaps ask if local stores will post it, that could help recruitment.
  1. If you could forward this email with the PDF flier to friends or any groups you might think would be interested, that will help too.
Note: this email is being sent far and wide this one time. But do not worry, you are not on a "list" - unless you tell me that you want to be!

Thank you!

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