The Friends of Mt. Tabor Park is seeking lovers of the park who would like to devote their time and talents to help the park thrive. The Friends is a volunteer-run group with an 11-member Board of Directors. Their work compliments the work of Portland Parks & Recreation by operating the Visitors Center and hosting summer concerts and the annual Tar ‘N Trail Run.
They also operate the Weed Warriors, who restore the park’s natural habitat; daily Foot Patrols, who clean up litter and improve park security; and the Urban Nature Series of guided walks and workshops. Current priorities include improving park maps, trail signs and the tree-identification walk, as well as creating new public events.
Board meetings are held on the second or fourth Monday of the month, 6:30-8:30 pm in the vicinity of Mt. Tabor Park with a Zoom option. Board members are expected to attend about eight meetings a year, plus other work,= and usually devote at least five hours per month during their three-year term.
Interested parties should contact Steve Law, Board Chair, by calling/texting 503.422.2492 or emailing him at email@example.com. People can also learn more by checking out The Friends’ website, taborfriends.org, or attending the Monday, February 27 Board meeting.
Applicants will be supplied with a list of questions to answer, due by Monday, March 20. Candidates will be elected by Friends of Mt. Tabor Park members at the March 27 annual meeting.