Now that the weather is getting warmer and drier we are encouraging school groups to come and visit Save The Giants Park. The first of these visits took place last week when a Mr. Steinke's 5th grade class hiked over from Woodstock Elementary School. The students played and relaxed in the shade of the three giants sequoias and learned about the community efforts which preserved these century old sequoias for generations to come. We think it makes for a fine lesson in both nature appreciation and community engagement. If you are an educator and would like to arrange for a visit please get in touch and also check out our lesson plans here.
We will have free hot chocolate, chai tea, and coffee. Singer Alexa Wiley and her band will perform and lead us in song and we will light up the giant sequoias! We will also have amazing handcrafted gifts, earrings and ornaments made from the pruned limbs of the sequoias, T-shirts, pint glasses, and more. All proceeds go to support the park. Please join us!
Please join us on Friday November 4th, 5:30-8:30pm for our first ever Tree Advocacy Free Dinner and Workshop. This will be a fun and informative event with several interesting and dynamic speakers and well as a free buffet dinner. Save the Giants is co-sponsoring this event along with Friends of Trees and the East Multnomah Soil and Water Conservation District because we believe that an informed active community can do a lot to preserve our urban capon here in Portland and beyond. We are at a time of rapid transformation in Portland and while few dispute the need for new housing and infrastructure in general, there are so many simple ways in which big beautiful trees can be preserved while achieving these goals. Come learn about what you can do, get informed, and meet others who share the same interest. Click here for info and to RSVP. for more We hope to see you there!
How would you like to see China Forbes (Pink Martini) and Stephen Malkmus (Pavement/The Jicks), play music in an intimate setting while supporting our efforts to create an amazing park where everyone can enjoy these giant sequoia trees? Click here for info. This will be a fun night and we hope you can join us!
Volunteers from Save The Giants set up a booth at our local public school, Duniway Elementary, to help spread the word about the neighborhood's newest park and the need to preserve our large trees for everyone to enjoy. It's out vision that Save The Giants Park will be a wonderful educational resource for Portland and beyond. School kids can visit the park and learn of its unique history, how it was formed, and what we can all do to help protect our urban canopy from disappearing. Kids participated in a "guess the number of tree rings" on a smaller tree round and the winner got a free Save the Giants T-shirt. Tree songs were sung and kids also voted on what featured they'd most like to see in the new park. "Large sticks to build forts" won! Contact us through this site if you'd like to arrange a visit to your school.