Volunteer Update for 21 February 2019

Volunteer Update for 21 February 2019

This past Tuesday in the Rhododendron Garden volunteers weeded and dug their way down Barto’s Path. We removed loads of native snowberry and rushes that were a little too happy in the irrigated spaces of the Rhodie garden and transplanted quite a few of them to...
What a Year It’s Been!

What a Year It’s Been!

In the third week of March, due to COVID-19 guidelines, Parks and Open Space cancelled all group volunteer events, first through April 8 and then through May 11. Hendricks Park Volunteer Coordinator Christina Bentrup, who doubles as gardener in the Native Plant...
Adopt a Forest Plot and Make a Difference

Adopt a Forest Plot and Make a Difference

This spring, Friends of Hendricks Park and Hendricks Park Volunteer Coordinator Christina Bentrup started an effective new Adopt a Plot program to keep the beautiful forested area of the park healthy and ivy-free. Volunteers are assigned small areas of the park that...
A Little Bit of History

A Little Bit of History

We know that Hendricks Park was established in 1906, when Thomas G. Hendricks and his wife, Martha gave the city of Eugene 47 of the park’s 78 acres in the Fairmount Hills. The city then purchased an additional 31 acres. Some of us have wondered who owned that land...