Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R)’s Environmental Education program presents its 26th annual winter wreath fundraiser. Wreath sales support PP&R programs which connect underserved youth to the natural world. In the past, funds have been used to support the Summer Nature Day Camp program, Ecological Field Trips and Children’s Nature Classes, all of which teach ecology through activities, skills, stewardship and play.

awreathConnecting people to their local parks and natural areas when they are young helps spark the desire to care for our parks as they get older.

The sales take place through Monday, December 14. In SE, wreaths are sold to the public every day from 9:30 am – 3:30 pm at Mt. Tabor Yard Greenhouse, 6437 SE Division St., (weekdays and weekends) until Friday, December 12; Sellwood Community Center’s Snowflakes in Sellwood Holiday Bazaar: Sat, Dec. 5, 9 am – 4 pm and Sun, Dec 6, 10 am – 3 pm Sellwood Community Center at 1436 SE Spokane St.

Donate your greens and bling. Many ornamental shrubs can be used in wreath-making. Volunteer to make wreaths for a morning or afternoon anytime through Friday, December 11. Wreath-making takes place at Mt. Tabor Yard greenhouse between the hours of 9:30 am and 3:30 pm. Volunteer for at least a 3 hour shift so there’s time to learn the ropes. No experience necessary. Call 503.823.3601 and contact Chrissy Larson to sign up.