Thursday, November 21
Join Hoyt Arboretum Friends for this new monthly series that will highlight the travel (and tree) adventures of HAF members and volunteers. This month office manager Becky Schreiber will share a presentation on her recent trip to Iceland.
Saturday, November 23
10% discount on merchandise
The HAF holiday sale begins Saturday, November 23 at the Visitor Center. Author Phyllis Reynolds will be signing books from 12pm to 2pm.
Saturday, November 23
$3/person (HAF members free!)
Join tour guide Ken Denniston for a special guided tour of the Arboretum that features Christmas trees from around the world. 'Tis the holiday season at the Arboretum - we hope you'll be able to join us!
Proceeds support Summer Nature Day Camp
For many years, the staff at Portland Parks & Recreation’s Environmental Education (EE) has dedicated the first two weeks in December to fundraising for the Summer Nature Day Camp program.
Trimmings from trees in Portland Parks and nearby nurseries are used to hand-decorate Noble Fir wreaths creating diverse, colorful and great-smelling winter decorations that don the houses of people all over Portland! Profits from the sale are used to partner with organizations and schools in underserved neighborhoods and help children attend Nature Day Camp at an affordable cost.
Nature Day Camp takes place each summer at various Portland parks and natural areas - including Hoyt Arboretum. Wreaths will be on sale at the Arboretum's Visitor Center from December 2-13. Remember, your holiday purchase helps children go to camp who might not otherwise get that chance!
For information about PP&R Environmental Education or the annual wreath fundraiser, please contact Chrissy Larson.
Thursday, December 19
On March 1, 2013, Hoyt Arboretum volunteer Rick Pope embarked on a three-month road trip around the perimeter of the country to see just what “back east” really meant. Camping along the way in a 1991 Vanagon Westfalia, he returned some 14,000 miles later having traversed every climate zone in the lower 48. From the Mojave Desert to the Everglades, the Appalachians from Georgia to Vermont, and the mid-west to Alpine passes in Colorado, Rick photographed plant life and birds along the way showing the amazing biodiversity of the US.
Join HAF on Thursday, December 19 at 7pm to hear about Rick's adventure-packed road trip!