Volunteer Update: November, 2022

Volunteer Update: November, 2022

Emily Aune, Head Rhododendron Gardener, shares a moment with Phyllis Hamel on the new park bench. On Tuesday morning, 15 November, 2022, a celebration was held to dedicate a new park bench in honor of Phyllis Hamel, an local artist and long-time park volunteer, who is...
Volunteer Update: October, 2022

Volunteer Update: October, 2022

The big volunteer news this summer was that Cait Wisbeski had been hired to become the new Volunteer Coordinator at Hendricks Park.  This position is funded in part by the Friends. Cait previously worked with the Portland Nursery and Portland Audubon Society. She has...
Volunteer Update:  July, 2022

Volunteer Update: July, 2022

The surprise volunteer news this spring was the departure of Christina Bentrup, who had been serving as Volunteer Coordinator at the park. She gave much energy and leadership to the Tuesday Morning Rhododendron Garden group, navigating the Covid-19 pandemic and...
Volunteer Update:  April, 2022

Volunteer Update: April, 2022

Volunteers with the Free the Forest and Forest Keepers programs have been busy in the forest in recent months, removing invasive species and clearing spaces around new plantings. Free the Forest meets the first Saturday morning of every month, while Forest Keepers is...
Volunteer Update: March, 2022

Volunteer Update: March, 2022

It’s been a busy winter for volunteers at Hendricks Park. Many a cold Tuesday morning has found a hardy group eager to get to work in the Rhododendron Garden. Several weeks went into enlarging a bed on the main lawn to make way for a selection of new...
Volunteer Update: Late Fall, 2021

Volunteer Update: Late Fall, 2021

This fall has been busy time for volunteers in the park. Under the guidance of Christina Bentrup, who always put together a variety of tasks suiting differing tastes and abilities, notable progress has been made in both gardens. In the Rhododendron Garden, beyond the...