Sunday, November 2, 2008

Bridges Between -- November 2008


RuneE is sponsoring this monthly challenge on the first Monday of every month. Bridges Between is subject to open interpretation.

The last Saturday of October, I went to a party . . . a PLANTING party! There were 400 of us that accepted the invitation. Adults and teens
and even some small frys came with their gloves and shovels.

Our mission was to plant 1,500 trees and native plants along the Burnt Bridge Creek watershed to help prevent erosion and protect the small animals that lived in or near the waterbeds.

CLICK on the photo to see the bridge as it is in the shade and not visible well in small photo. There are many bridges on the wandering pathways in this park.

The planting was all done THIS TIME in one park about 2 miles from me. My connection for involvement came because the park is part of the Burnt Bridge Creek Walking Trail that starts at Stewart Glen in the west of our city and ends presently at 89th and Burton Road in the eastern part. Part of it runs thru this big, beautiful area that is called Leverich Park. We planted in 5 areas of the park and I helped in three of them.
We did it in record time and were treated to a free lunch and a T shirt with a dragonfly on it.

The trees and plants and the volunteers are my "bridges between" today because by planting them, we guarantee a future for the riverbed (and small animals that use it )that our walking trail follows alongside throughout our city and without all the volunteers, it would have taken city employees much longer to get them planted. I don't think most of us came for the free lunch but because we care about what God has provided for us in the beautiful Northwest and want to take care of it for future generations to enjoy. The free T shirts were an added surprise.

21 comments:

Katney said...

A couple of years ago we helped witha similar planting project. It was a wilder area than what you show--along Ahtanum Creek ont he LaSalle High School campus. it was an Eagle Scout project for the son and nephew of a couple of friends. I think we planted about 500 trees and shrubs.

Lilli & Nevada said...

Paulie,
What a neat idea, that is a lot of plants. I don't think i could of done 3 locations. I love the bridge and it is really pretty when you enlarge it.

As for were we went> we went to Charleston,Reedsport,CoosBay, took the tour of the Umpqua light house which i will be posting on my Oregon site so will have to come check those out, Have you been there? it is so neat as they let you go up in the very top were the light is. Got some great shots.

Anemone said...

This we like!!! :-) Humans working together for the animals and the wood :-)
A nice small brigde you have also shot.

Nice manday too you :-)

ArneA said...

Impressed of your activity. and getting a bridge for free.
The trees impressed me most.

RuneE said...

I liked that one. Not only planting as such, but if I understood you rightly: You try to restore both plants that are indigenous to the area and and the same time prevent soil erosion. A great combination. I would have loved to walk that trail - bridges and all.

Anne-Berit said...

What a wonderful thing to do.Have a nice day!

A. said...

A wonderful project to protect nature - a bridge between humans and nature!

JC said...

Terrific shots and even more, what an awesome project! Well done, all of you who participated.

9na said...

A nice interpretation of the bridge-word..

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Planting trees is a wonderful bridge between generations! Nice post...inspirational.

John said...

What a great idea for the meme.
Nice photos, too!

Malyss said...

I like the idea to plant trees, and I find it a beautyful bridge between generations!

Blue Panther said...

Planting trees is always a great feeling! I try to do it whenever I can get the chance.

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Pernille said...

This is a wonderful "bridge". And I think this is a lovely idea!

david mcmahon said...

What a great invitation to accept. Wonderful presentation for this post.

Ackworth Born said...

Well I've never heard of a planting party before but it sure gets the job done and provides a lot of camaraderie into the bargain.

Ackworth Born said...

shucks - typed my comment in before signing in and now its disappeared - shouldv'e copied it - well what I said was I'd never heard of a planting party before but what a great idea.

dot said...

Nice post! Amazing that so many got out to help.

Lew said...

Beautiful idea for a bridge to the environment! It also complements the work being done on Turtle Place. I hope the governments get together and get your I5 bridge underway. The Wilson bridge is a 10 year project, once the political decision to build a new bridge was made.

SandyCarlson said...

What a great event. I am inspired by the bridge between humans and nature, from generation to generation, from the built world to the natural one.

Cindi said...

What a terrific project! I'm glad that so many people turned out to help. I hope you'll take pictures of the same place every six months or so, so we can see how they all grow!

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