Last Saturday morning, aided by the beautiful weather, a group of more than 20 neighbors heeded the call for a mulching party at Wilshire Park.
A special shout out and thank you to members of BSA Troop 117 and Troop 5117, who lent a hand on moving the more than 20 yards of mulch. To provide a point of reference, each cubic yard is approximately 40 five-gallon buckets! All of that mulch now protects the newly planted beds by the south fence area for everyone to enjoy.
Friends of Wilshire Park, a subcommittee of BWNA, has developed a great working relationship with the Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R). As PP&R has opportunities to invest in our park, Friends of Wilshire Park and volunteers are ready to lend a hand in the beautification and maintenance of this neighborhood treasure.
Peter Mogielnicki, Beaumont-Wilshire resident and member of Friends of Wilshire Park, has acted as chief liaison with PP&R and facilitated the mulching party. Peter refers to these seasonal events as a "party" because "it's a means for neighbors to meet and get to know one another--all while getting a bit of exercise and sense of accomplishment."
Interested in learning more about volunteer opportunities and park events? Check out www.friendsofwilshirepark.org or reach out to BWNA Park Chair Gary Hancock at email@example.com.