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Pedro Moreno travels to Denver to present at Brownfields Symposium... PDF Print E-mail

6.12.2014. Today, Pedro Moreno, long-time Verde Outreach Worker, presented information at the 2014 ASTSWMO State Superfund and Brownfields Joint Managers Symposium, held in Denver, CO. In a session titled "Above and Beyond: Successful Outreach Methods and Better Metrics Measurement," Pedro shared information about the Human Health Risk Assessment process for Cully Park, the development of our community-driven vision for the Park, and that project's deep commitment to community engagement.

This was Pedro's first time traveling out of state to share information about Verde and the daily good work he does, so we're excited and proud of the great job he did representing our community. Please join us in thanking and congratulating him for an excellent presentation...

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Greenworks' Werbin project receives award from Oregon Community Trees... PDF Print E-mail

6.2.2014. Long-time Verde partner Greenworks has received an award from Oregon Community Trees for its design work on Werbin Park.

Greenworks approached the Werbin Park project as a platform for teaching kids in the program about park design and the building process, providing a series of education opportunities for students in Hacienda CDC's Expresiones program, an after-school program for middle school students living in Hacienda CDC's affordable housing. Developed and implemented with Hacienda CDC staff and Verde's Nestor Campos, Greenworks' program consisted of six weeks of activities, including a site visit to Werbin Park and other similar parks. 

Please join us in congratulating Greenworks, Hacienda CDC and Nestor for their great work on the Werbin project. We'll give the last word to Oregon Community Trees: "Through this unique outreach effort, GreenWorks demonstrated their support for the Cully Neighborhood’s commitment to social equity and provided an amazing learning opportunity for local children, who will ultimately become the primary users of Werbin Park."

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Two Verde Landscape Crew Members transition to jobs outside of Verde... PDF Print E-mail

4.29.2014. Verde is happy to share that we have placed two temporary Verde Landscape Crew Members with outside companies: Apogee Landscapes and Friends of Trees.

February 2014, Apogee Landscapes approached Verde to request referrals for a full time Maintenance Crew Leader. Verde Landscape Program Manager Ricardo Moreno connected Apogee with Enrique Arguello, who has worked for Verde since September 2011. Enrique has substantial experience in planting, maintenance and restoration work, and also has strong communication skills and leadership qualities. Enrique started work with Apogee late February.

March 2014, longtime partner Friends of Trees approached Verde with a draft job description for a Landscape Laborer to perform full time, temporary field work. Ricardo Moreno and Verde Data & Training Liaison Alyssa Kocsis met with Friends of Trees staff to discuss the position, potential for advancement and benefits, and to identify crew members. Verde recommended Manuel Ku. Manuel has worked for Verde Landscape since December 2010, and is experienced in providing maintenance, restoration and tree planting services. He started work with Friends of Trees in April.

Please join us in celebrating this new opportunity for Enrique and Manuel and honoring the good work they've done at Verde Landscape over the last few years, as well as join us in thanking our partners at Apogee Landscapes and Friends of Trees.

Lastly, let's clearly recognize and appreciate the strong work by Ricardo and Alyssa in service of Verde's mission and of its enterprise crew members, we are very fortunate to do this work with you...

 
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