On May 13, 2015, Friends of Trees, a non-profit organization that works with Pacific Northwest cities to plant and care for urban trees, awarded the City of Wilsonville the 2015 Community Partner Award. Friends of Trees’ Executive Director Scott Fogarty and City of Portland Commissioner Nick Fish presented the award at the organization’s annual luncheon to recognize longtime supporters.
Scott Fogarty said, "We're especially proud of the efforts in Wilsonville to restore native habitat and to improve the community’s tree canopy. We value our partnership with the community and look forward to many more years of planting trees together.”
Since 2002, the City’s Natural Resources program has partnered with Friends of Trees to enhance native plant habitat in Wilsonville, with primary restoration focus on Memorial Park and Tranquil Park. During the 13-year-long partnership, hundreds of individuals, scouts, service club members and corporate groups have volunteered to plant nearly 9,000 native trees, shrubs and plants.
The City helps maintain and promote a healthy environment in Wilsonville by providing long-term care of local natural resources, such as streams, wetlands, and natural areas — and thereby ensuring a sustainable future for the community. For more information, contact Kerry Rappold, Natural Resources Program Manager, at 503-570-1570; firstname.lastname@example.org.