Green Street Stewards Make a Difference!
May 21, 2018
The Green Street Steward program encourages volunteers to help maintain Environmental Services' green street stormwater facilities in their neighborhoods. We’ve asked volunteer stewards to report back, and the very impressive results are in for 2017:
639 hours spent volunteering
2114 gallons of trash collected
2107 gallons of debris (leaves, sticks, weeds, etc.) collected
The Green Street Steward team is grateful for the work of community members to help maintain green streets, and we know there’s even more work happening that we don’t hear about! This year, we're thanking stewards by awarding certificates for those who went above and beyond in a few categories (total hours, debris collected, trash collected, and most interesting find).
Our individual winners were:
Most hours logged: Lyle Remington (not pictured), 64.4 hours
Most debris collected: Amy Chomowicz with 236 gallons! Amy is a City of Portland employee who takes care of a green street on her own time.
Most trash collected: Jacqueline Lidell, 42.5 gallons of trash
Most interesting find: Jeff and Sarah Lyons, a shopping cart
Our business winners were:
Most hours logged: Oregon’s Finest Green Team, 35 hours
Most debris collected: Environmental Science Associates, 430 gallons of debris
Most trash collected: Culminate Portland, 390 gallons of trash collected
Most interesting find: Murraysmith, Jack Daniels and a bike chain
We also handed out an MVP (Most Valuable Partner) award to the Surfrider Foundation, Portland Chapter for organizing monthly and special holiday volunteer events to collect a total of 616 gallons of trash throughout the year.
Thank you to all the Green Street Stewards who contributed to keeping our rivers clean this year. We look forward to all the great work that will be done in 2018!
To volunteer as a Green Street Steward, visit our website at www.portlandoregon.gov/bes/greenstreetstewards
Or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don’t forget to log your hours so you too can be a winner!